DR. S.V. SINGH, OMBUDSPERSON - E-mail ID: ombudsperson@santosh.ac.in

As the Top Dental College in Delhi NCR, we house the most efficient behaviour management techniques in paediatric dentistry. As one of the top dental colleges in Delhi NCR, we ensure the translation of efficient delivery of dental care services. An adequately trained paediatric dentist in dental colleges in Delhi NCR must possess relevant skills to employ both non-pharmacological and pharmacological techniques to ensure the successful delivery of dental care to young, anxious and non-compliant children. Owing to evolving parenting practices of being overprotective, young children often display inappropriate behaviour in the operatory. This, at times, cannot be managed by conventional non-pharmacotherapeutic techniques. In such circumstances, pharmacological means of behaviour management such as sedation and general anaesthesia are used. Even though the training for pediatric dental care under sedation and general anaesthesia is an integral part of the curriculum of pediatric dentistry, it has yet not been widely implemented across the country. We at Santosh Dental College and Hospital understand this and have dedicated sedation set up for inhalation sedation in dental college. Conscious sedation is “A medically controlled state of depressed consciousness that allows the protective reflexes to be maintained; retains the patient's ability to maintain a patent airway independently and continuously, and permits an appropriate response by the patient to physical stimulation or verbal command.” A careful pre-sedation evaluation, careful evaluation of the airway for large tonsils or any anatomic abnormality, appropriate fasting guidelines for elective procedures, an understanding of the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics effects of sedating drugs used, appropriately sized airway equipment and venous access, and suitable intraoperative monitoring, properly equipped staff in the recovery area, and proper discharge criteria are all required for safe sedation of children. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is utilised as an anaesthetic agent for inhalation. It possesses sedative and anxiolytic qualities, as well as various degrees of painkiller effects and muscular relaxation. It is one of the most advanced methods of conscious sedation and is still a novel technology that is available across only a handful number of Private Dental Colleges in Delhi NCR. Santosh Dental College and Hospital ensures to train its future pediatric dentists with the most cutting-edge technology so that they are ready to provide the best dental care.

Moreover, we have an integrated medical college for advanced training in the provision of paediatric dental services under general anaesthesia. We at Santosh Dental College and Hospital believe in holistic skill development in pediatric dentistry to enable young dentists to be adequately trained to handle tender kids.