Karpaga Vinayaga
Institute of Dental Sciences
DEPARTMENT OF Oral Medicine and Radiology

The department of Oral Medicine and Dento maxillo facial Radiology is primarily involved in the diagnosis of all the Dental / oral & para oral diseases in a systematic manner and its medical management. The department actively caters to the needs of all the patient who require intraoral and extraoral radiographs, USG, CT, MRI for diagnostic purpose.

The department is in possession of intra Oral camera, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit, fibro optic diagnostic system, biopsy equipment, sialographyunit, digital panoramic X-ray machine, general x-ray units (100mA) and Intra oral x-ray units. There are intra oral and extra oral automatic x-ray film processors. The department will soon procure the latest diagnostic modality in maxillo facial imaging Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) unit.

The department has competent and trained faculty members who are well versed with the management of tobacco related oral mucosal lesions, Tempero mandibular disorders, Pain management in oro facial neuralgias and salivary gland disorders. The faculty members are well experienced in providing optimum care to the patients who needs pain management through palliative medicine. Established tobacco cessation clinic in our department, where we counsel the patients and help them in cessation of their adverse habits.

The department of Oral Medicine and Radiology is actively involved in patient care as well as academic programmes.We adapted an innovative and interactive teaching activity for students to instil the value based knowledge and experiment with innovative teaching modalities such as problem based learning. Yet another vision of our department is to adapt the current and upcoming concept of Evidence Based Dentistry (EBD).

  • Single window delivery of total oral health care.
  • Total quality management in service and education.
  • Learning center for oral health education
  • Patient centered service and treatment
  • Public health awareness and research
  • Excellence in knowledge.
H.O.D. Profile
Dr. Thalaimalai Saravanan MDS

Email : sharvy79@gmail.com



Area of Interest :

Pain and Palliative Medicine, Oral Mucosal Lesions, Advanced imaging techniques


International Journal -4 , National Journal - 4


  • Life member ( Indian Academy of oral medicine and radiology )
  • Life member ( Indian association of Palliative Medicine)
  • Life member ( Indian dental association )
  • Life member ( Indian dental educators)

Seminars & Workshops Conducted