Oral Medicine and Radiology is unique in that it comprises of two different aspects of dentistry, Clinical and Radiographic diagnosis and is present at the crossroads of medicine and dentistry. The branch of Oral Medicine is involved in diagnosis and nonsurgical management of diseases of the orofacial region and systemic and behavioral disorders affecting the oral cavity. Some these diseases include Oral Precancer, Oral Cancer, management of complications of radiation therapy, Mucosal Diseases such as Lichen Planus and Pemphigus, Oro-Facial Pain, Temporomandibular Disorders, Salivary Dysfunctions, Oral complications of systemic illnesses and geriatric patients.


Maxillofacial Radiology is concerned with the radiographic diagnosis of various diseases affecting the teeth such as dental caries. The branch is also concerned with diagnosis of various benign and malignant tumors affecting the jaw bones as well as other diseases affecting the TMJ and the maxillary sinus.  The department offers undergraduate and post graduate training to students in the field of oral medicine and radiology. Dedicated sections are present each for UG and PG Students for providing students with an insight into various intricacies of the subject and also for providing adequate oral care to the patients.



Dr. Fakir Mohan Debta, MDS
Professor and HOD
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Graduated from SCB Dental College and Hospital and Completed MDS from GDC&H Ahmedabad.
Has a teaching experience of 14 years and is a PG Guide since last 7 years.
Field of interest: Oro Facial and Neuropathic Pain and Use of laser therapy in mucosal lesions
Dr. Shreeyam Mohapatra, MDS
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Kunal Agarwal, MDS
Assistant Professor
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Completed his graduation and post graduation from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka
Has Teaching Experience of more than 4 years
Field of Interest: Oral and Maxillofacial Imaging  Temporomandibular Disorders, Early detection of Oral Precancer and Cancer
Dr Rupsa Narayan Rout
Senior Resident
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Completed her graduation from, Government Dental College & Hospital, Vijaywada, NTRUHS, Andhra Pradesh and Post Graduation from from SOA University, Bhubaneshwar.
Field of interest: Temporomandibular Joint, Sleep Apnea
Dr Pinali Das
Senior Resident
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Dr Ekagrata Mishra
Dr. Pooja Bohidar
Dr. Krishna Priya


Mr. Sujit Kumar Swain,
Mr. Banamali Behera,
Mrs Smitarani Panda,
Staff Nurse
First Batch of PG StudentDr Prashanta Kumar Goyal
Second Batch of PG Student:Dr. Ekagrata Mishra
Third Batch of PG Student:Dr Pooja Bohidar
Forth Batch of PG Student:Dr Krishna Priya


The department is well equipped with advanced B Class autoclaves for optimum sterilization. Other equipments in the oral medicine section include electric pulp testers as well as TENS machines used for the treatment of MPDS and Other TMDs. The faculty and PG students also use various dyes for the early detection of oral precancer. The radiology section is also well equipped with advanced Digital OPG machine and Digital CMOS intra-oral sensor for intra-oral x-rays. This section also boasts the use of state of the art automatic film processor for processing of x-ray films. The department is also about to be equipped with advanced CBCT (3dimensional x-ray system) in near future.



Dr Fakir Mohan Debta Cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitisJIAOMR
( PUVA) : an overview
A comparative study between oxcarbazepine and gabapentin regarding therapeutic efficiency and tolerability in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgiaJIAOMR
Malignant melanoma of left maxillary alveolus – a rare case report Applied Science Reports
Multidisciplinary approach for an initially misdiagnosed case of osteosarcoma in a medically compromised patientBr J of Medicine & Medical Research
Evaluation of infiltration of immunological cells ( tissue eosinophil in mast cell) in odontogenic cysts by using special stainsJournal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology
Evaluation of infiltration of immunological cells in oral sqamous cell carcinoma by using special stainsBr J of Medicine & Medical Research
Evaluation of prognostic significance of immunological cells infiltration in oral squamous cell carcinomaCancer Science & Therapy
Variation in SPC/STC as an indicator of age : a computer – aided forensic odontologyJIAOMR
Plasma therapy: an OverviewJIAOMR
Banned drugs: still available in IndiaJIAOMR
Double palate with teratoma:JIAOMR
Thermography: a new diagnostic tool in dentistryJIAOMR
Fusion imaging: the double impactJIAOMR
Unilateral Aplasia of mandibular condyle: A Rare Case entityJIAOMR
Dr Kunal Agarwal Effect of commonly available carbonated drinks in India, on the hardness of enamel and dentine of teeth- An vitro studyUUJDS
Ultrastructural and elemental analysis of sialolith and their comaprision with nephrolithsJICD
Tumor associated tissue eosinophilia as a predictor of locoregional recurrence in oral squamous cell carcinomaJCED
Extra – oral periapical radiography: a technique unveiledJIAOMR
Evaluation of conventional central ossifying fibromas of JawsInternational Medical Journal
Parry Romberg syndrome : report of two cases with rare dental skeletal findingsE journal of dentistry
Dr. Shreeyam MohapatraFacial and palatal talon cusp on a mesiodens associated with hyperdontia: a Rare occurrenceAnnals and Essence of dentistry
Giant Sialolith in Wharton’s duct with Perforation in Oral Cavity: Case ReportIndian Journal of Contemporary Dentistry
True Fibroma of Palate (A Case Report)IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences
Primary Oral Tuberculosis on the tongue mimicking Squamous Cell CarcinomaIndian Journal of Tuberculosis
Assessment of Oral Health among sea farers in Mundra Port, Kuch, Gujrat: A cross sectional studyInternational Maritime Health
Dr. Rupsa Narayan RoutDental imaging Array Technologies: A Review and updateIndian Journal of Mednodent & Allied Sciences
Bizygomatic distance of maxillary sinus morphometric evaluation using computed tomography images: A sexual dimorphic tool International journal of Anthropology and Forensic Ododntology




Oral Medicine and Radiology offers both undergraduate and a 3 year post graduate training leading to awarding of the degree of Master In Dental Surgery, MDS.

The UG students are taught how to take case histories and how to perform basic intra-oral examination under the supervision of the trained faculty members. They are also given training in how to take intra-oral radiographs and their interpretation.

The PG curriculum is followed rigidly as per the DCI guidelines. The PG students are subjected to regular chair side discussions as well as radiographic interpretation sessions by the PG Guide so as to equip them with optimum knowledge. Regular seminars and journal clubs held in the department keep the PG students well trained. The PG students are also encouraged to attend various CDE programs, national PG conventions and Conferences so that they can be abreast with the latest advancements in the subject. PG dissertations also form an important part of them learning how to progress in the field of research activities.

Success Story/Achievement:

  1. The department became a Post Graduate Department in the year 2014. The first batch of PG student passed out in the year 2017.
  2. Dr Fakir Mohan Debta was joint editor of the Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology, in the year 2010-2011. He was also the treasurer and in The National OOO Conference held in Raipur in 2011.
  3. Dr Fakir Mohan Debta has been invited as a guest speaker on oral health in the various television programmes on “Aragyo Bharatam” televised on Dordarshan Odiya, held time to time.
  4. Dr. Kunal Agarwal was awarded with best Faculty Paper Presentation at the National OOO conference in 2015.
  5. Post Graduate Student Dr. Prashanta Kumar Goyal was awarded with Best Paper presentation at the National IAOMR PG Convention 2016
  6. Dr Shreeyam Mohapatro was selected as a reviewer in the Journal of Dental Specialities