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

Santosh dental college a renowned institution, duly recognized by various national and international institutions/bodies with determination to provide high standard education to the budding dental undergraduates and postgraduates with state of the art equipment installed to enhance the skills of the students, to run with the day to day advancing treatment modalities and newer discoveries. This college is about three decades old, situated in the center of NCR.

Department of periodontics and oral implantology has been the part of Santosh university and has been training undergraduates and postgraduates to excel in the field of periodontics, by educating the students with a clear insight into the expertise.

Periodontics is a specialization that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. In this specialization, we treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or complex medical history. Periodontics offers a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement (in which damaged tissue is removed), gingival recession management, periodontal management and placement of the dental implants.

Gingival recession is the most common condition affecting the supporting structures of the teeth, in which the change in the position of the gingiva affects the esthetics and also leads to hypersensitivity due to the exposure of the cementum. Coverage of denuded roots has become one of the most challenging procedures in periodontal mucogingival surgery. Various surgical options have been developed to achieve the root coverage and include the use of free gingival autograft (FGG), subepithelial connective tissue graft, laterally sliding flap, coronally advanced flap, double papilla flap, guided tissue regeneration, etc. Periodontal plastic surgery is considered to be the best treatment option when recession coverage with an increase in the apicocoronal dimension of the keratinized gingival tissues is the desired treatment outcome.