To empower and educate the undergraduate medical students regarding the Dental sciences and its role in the overall health and its interconnectedness with systemic diseases. Also to understand the scope of various dental treatment modalities to improve the quality of life. This department strives to provide patient care to the underprivileged people, by leveraging state-of-the-art technology led by a team of experienced and committed professionals equipped with the fine skills and competencies.


The Department of Dentistry is situated on the ground floor of General Hospital Palanpur building. The department has a well planned and well equipped OPD to handle the various dental procedures done under local anaesthesia. Four fully modernized dental units in air conditioned rooms cater to the need of these procedures. In house RVG facility is there.

One fully equipped Dental unit with RVG is functioning at Urban Health Center of Banas Medical College, Moriya building.

Department is actively involved in rendering a variety of treatments ranging from simple extractions of teeth, minor oral surgical procedures, restorations and root canals , complete and partial dentures, Fixed partial dentures,dental implants and maxillofacial prosthesis . Major surgical procedures of pan facial trauma, benign tumors , cysts, mucormycosis etc are carried out under General Anesthesia.

Prosthetic Laboratory is in house and equipped for making Dentures and Maxillofacial prosthesis using bio compatible material.

The department also conducts camps for early detection of oral cancers camps and to promote oral health in the surrounding villages.


Dentistry is a branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and treatment of oral disease, including diseases of the teeth and supporting structures and diseases of the soft and hard tissues of the mouth including the temporomandibular joint and other supporting, muscular, lymphatic, nervous, vascular, and anatomical structures. This branch also encompasses the treatment and correction of malformation of the jaws, misalignment of the teeth, and birth anomalies of the oral cavity such as cleft palate. In addition to general practice, dentistry includes many specialties and subspecialties, including orthodontics and dental orthopedicspediatric dentistryperiodonticsprosthodonticsoral and maxillofacial surgery, oral and maxillofacial pathologyendodontics, public health. Dentistry and Oral and maxillofacial radiology.


This subject for the MBBS students is essential for understanding the scope of this branch of Medicine. They learn

  • to evaluate the overall health of their patients while advising them about oral health and common dental disease prevention’

  • to understand the systemic manifestations of oral diseases

  • to Identiffy, diagnose and understand the sequel of oral conditions.

  • Early detection of oral cancer


During their 15 day clinical posting the teaching-learning method we use is by a brief clinical lecture which is followed by observing and understanding the same in patients. Models, Charts , Histories and Assignments are included as a part of small group teaching.. various dental treatment modalities are demonstrated and observed. Thus a conceptual knowledge of Dentistry is delivered by interactive lectures, small group discussions, and clinical case demonstrations.

human body has not changed but the understanding of the subject, its functional and clinical correlation with its application in integrated teaching methods and use in modern technology like CT and MRI has grown by leaps and bounds.

The human anatomy deals with gross anatomy, micro-structural anatomy and developmental anatomy. The subject is vast and teaching time is very limited. Hence, the method of teaching anatomy has been evolving world over with emphasis on teaching systemic anatomy and problem-based learning. This, according to me, will not only help in the better understanding of the subject but also in its amalgamation into clinical subjects in later years of medical studies. Anatomy should not be taught for just one or two years in beginning to be forgotten later but a few lectures should be dedicated to the subject in the beginning of teaching of each clinical subject.

A conceptual knowledge of human anatomy can be delivered by interactive lecturers, small group discussions, and clinical case demonstrations. I am of the opinion that basics of anatomy should be taught to the students in a manner such that they are encouraged to derive the anatomical basis of any clinical conditions themselves. The discussion should aim at deriving the anatomical aspect of diagnosis of any clinical condition and its application in understanding and managing the same rather than focusing on disease itself in teaching anatomy.


The faculty of department of Dentistry consists of one professor (head of department),two assistant professor and Junior Resident. Auxiliary staff consists of one technician, five nursing staff and two attendants.

Dr. Swati Sathaye

Professor and Head, Department of Dentistry

BDS ;MDS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) Gujarat University

NABH assessor

PGDHHA – Symbiosis University , Pune

Foundation course in Palliative Medicine


Diploma in Yoga

Certified Emotional Intelligence trainer

Dr Jignesh Maheshwari


Assistant Professor

DR. Heli Parmar


Designation: Junior Resident 

DR. Amrat Chaudhary


Designation: Junior Resident 

Dr Twinkal Chaudhary


Designation: Junior Resident 

Dr Umang Modi


Designation: Junior Resident 


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  4. Dr Jignesh Maheshwari , Dr Anil Managutti ,Dr Shailesh Menat,Dr Pravin Patel , Dr Akash Prajapati. Autogenous Condylar Process for Condylar Reconstruction in TMJ Ankylosis Patient : A Case Report.Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research.2017