Creating world class Oral Physicians and Maxillofacial Radiologists since 1988…

The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology at Saveetha Dental College and Hospital works tirelessly to achieve global standards in education, research and public service. The faculty in the Oral Medicine unit are highly competent who have achieved international success and recognition in academics, research and clinical services. The department educates graduate and post graduate students in the diagnosis and medical management of orofacial disorders like facial pain, temporomandibular disorders, salivary gland pathologies, oromucosal lesions, oral cancer and precancer. The division of Oral and Maxillofacial Imaging Sciences within the department has emerged as the major 2D and 3D diagnostic imaging centre in the southern part of India. The department runs a very successful much sought after post graduate programme since 2000. The residents trained in the department currently occupy high positions in academics, research both nationally and globally. Since 2017, in partnership with the Harvard School of Dental Medicine the Special Care Dentistry unit is added to the Oral Medicine department which has currently emerged as a tertiary referral unit for the dental care of medically complex patients. This creates additional hospital based affiliations and employments to Oral Medicine graduates trained under us.

The mission and motto of our department faculty is to impart and share their knowledge, expertise and educating the next generation of clinicians to continue to serve the ever growing demands of our patients.



Saveetha Dental College, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600077



Areas of Practice

Oral medicine & diagnosis

“Mouth is the mirror to the overall health of the body” - Sir William Osler

The strength of our department is the abundant clinical material & variety of cases. Our Oral Medicine clinic serves as one of the main tertiary care centre for referral & medical management of complex orofacial diseases.

oral and maxillofacial radiology

The head & neck imaging section of our department is unique in the country as we were one of the pioneer radiology unit in the country to go completely digital in both 2D & 3D imaging. Our state of the art 3D CBCT imaging has been catering the needs of not only our patients but also to the patients referred from neighbouring dental institutes & practitioners in Chennai.

special care dentistry

Patients with physical, mental, sensory disabilities & multiple medical complications frequent our department. Delivering oral health care to these patients is the main priority of our department. To cater the oral health needs of this group of patients, our department started the special care dentistry unit in 2014.

Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident
— Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam