Dental and Oral Health Care Department
To create a healthy smiles ! Availabe services include scaling, filling with cement or tooth restoration, root canal treatement, crown, dentures, extraction, care for all the gingival and oral mucosal probles.
Gandaki Medical College (GMC) Department of Dentistry has been providing quality dental services to patients since the establishment of the institution. Dental facility is being provided from our out patient department in the main hospital block located at Nayabaazar, Sanchayakosh Bhawan. Now the facility has been further extended as a GMC Dental Hospital in Lekhnath. We are equipped with 42 dental chairs. These chairs are of latest technology which can provide high quality dental treatment. Four of our dental chairs are in our hospital block at Nayabaazar, Pokhara and rest 38 dental chairs are in Dental Hospital Lekhnath. We have extended our services with one equipped dental chair and a qualified dental surgeon at Kalika Community Hospital, Helu, Syanja.
Apart from the infrastructure and equipments we have different specialists providing the dental treatment. We have 5 faculties (specialists), 4 dental surgeons and 5 auxiliaries. We have Orthodontists and Dentofacial Othopaedics, Prosthodontists and Implantologists, Endodontists and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. To enlist the services provided; it can be categorized as per the different dental specialties as follows:
Oral Medicine & Radiology
Oral Medicine & Radiology is the foremost clinical specialty in patient care where the patients are provided with examination, diagnosis and counseling for dental and oral problems. The treatment of oral lesions with therapeutics (medicines) and referral of the patients to other concerned departments are done. As per the diagnostic investigations we have Orthopantomogram (OPG), Intra-oral peri-apical radiograph (IOPAR), Occlusal radiograph and Bite wing radiograph.
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
The specialty deals with the prevention, interception and correction of the malocclusion. Malocclusion is irregularities of the teeth and jaw. Orthodontics focuses on the esthetic and functional problems and provides various treatment modalities using fixed appliances (braces), removable appliances, myo - functional appliances, dento-facial orthopedics and orthognathic surgeries.
Conservative and Endodontics
The specialty provides the services of diagnosis and treatment of squeals of dental caries which includes tooth restoration, cosmetic make- over of tooth, tooth whitening, root canal treatment (RCT) and endodontic surgeries.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
The specialty deals with the surgical management of oral and maxillofacial lesions including tooth extraction, excisions of the surgical lesions, management of maxillofacial traumas, maxillofacial tumor diagnosis and management, cleft lip palate repair, orthognathic surgery for dentofacial deformities.
This specialty encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the gums. This section offers the services ranging from oral hygiene maintenance, oral prophylaxis (scaling), gum and periodontal surgeries and tooth splinting. We are equipped with a number of modern ultra-sonic scalar and periodontal surgical instruments.
The specialty deals with the replacement of missing teeth and rehabilitation of maxillofacial structures with prosthetic. It offers various treatments including complete denture, partial dentures, crown, fixed partial denture and maxillofacial prosthesis.
Community & Public Health Dentistry
Community & Public Health Dentistry deals with preventing disease, prolonging life & promoting physical & mental efficiency through organized community efforts for the sanitation of the environment, the control of communicable infections,the education of individual in personal hygiene. We organize community dental programs, school oral health awareness program and dental camps. We are also involved in survey and research on dental public health.
GMC Department of Dentistry is committed to quality overall dental treatment. We are able to achieve this because of our committed team of doctors and auxiliaries and well equipped modern equipments.