Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry


The vision of the department is to lead the specialty to newer horizon by integrating innovation, technology and community service into the curricular program. To achieve this vision the department constantly strives to utilize the vast experience of teaching faculty, encourage community based dental learning programs and create an atmosphere encouraging research activities.


No. of publications 106 original research papers (National - 69 & International - 37).
No. of publications by undergraduates 5 (4 – National & 1 - International)
No. of projects funded by ICMR 3 (2 PG students & I UG student)
Patients Registration
Average daily OPD per day 80-90
Average no. of new case per day 50-55
Average no. of patients treated per day 30-35
Treatment provided
Pediatric Operative Dentistry procedures such as restoration of posterior teeth and anterior esthetic restorations and SSC.
Pediatric Endodontic procedures such as pulpotomy, pulpectomy, RCT, apexification, apexogenesis, pulp regeneration procedure, post and core and endodontic surgeries.
Prosthodontic procedures such as Full coverage crowns, Removable partial dentures and obturators appliances for cleft lip and cleft palate cases
Interceptive Orthodontic treatments such as correction of cross bite using removable and fixed appliances, habit breaking appliances, space maintainers and space regainers
Oral surgical procedures such as management of traumatic dental Injuries, extractions, removal of impacted permanent teeth and supernumerary teeth, periapical surgeries and surgeries for bony pathology.
Preventive Pedodontics procedures such as pit and fissure sealants, fluoride application, infant oral healthcare, diet counseling and plaque control measures
Treatment of children with special healthcare needs on OPD basis
Full mouth rehabilitation under General Anesthesia at the Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College & Hospital, Pune for children with special healthcare needs and in indicated cases
Equipments for Clinical & Research work Fully Electronic Dental Chairs: 40
Audio-visual room and ICT Facility
Thermocycling Unit
Nitrous oxide Conscious Sedation Unit
Pulse oximeter
RVG imaging with pediatric Sensor
Obtura – II
Endodontic Rotary Equipment X-Smart
Electronic Apex Locator
Hydro-soldering unit
TENS unit
Special Surgery Room
Extension activities School Dental Health Program for underprivileged students and schools under PCMC.
Regular dental check of children attending the OPD and IPD of the Department of Pediatric, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College & Hospital, Pune
Weekly dental check of pregnant women attending Department of Gynecology & Obstetric, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College & Hospital, Pune
Weekly interactive session with the MD/ DCH students of Department of Pediatric, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College & Hospital, Pune
CDE programs The department has organized various state level and national level symposium by international speakers with objective of bringing international experience to our students. Some of our invited guests are Dr. Mark Hochman (USA), Dr. Yoshitaka Nijitomi (Japan), Dr. Pratip Phantumvanit (Thailand), and Dr. Robert Anthonappa (Australia).
The department endeavors to produce proficient and skilled dentists and Pedodontists who can serve the nation with highest level of competency, honesty and passion.

Faculty of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry

Sr.No. Name of the Staff Qualification Designation Total Experience
1 Dr.Vikas Bendgude MDS Prof. & HOD 19 yrs 11 m
2 Dr.Vishwas Patil MDS Professor 9 yrs 8 m
3 Dr.Ananth Kamath MDS Reader 8 yrs 9 m
4 Dr.Madhura Pawar MDS Reader 6 yrs 4 m
5 Dr.Aditi Mathur MDS Reader 5 yrs 10 m
6 Dr.Meenakshi Nankar MDS Reader 4 yrs 9 m
7 Dr.Lalit Patil MDS Lecturer 2 yr 6 m
8 Dr.Jyotimayee Dalai MDS Lecturer 7 m
9 Dr.Sneha Patil MDS Lecturer 1 m
10 Dr.Suchitra Sonare BDS Tutor 4 yrs 8 m

Last Updated On: 11/03/2019