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Course outline

Pedodontics, also known as Pediatric Dentistry, is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.


The syllabus for the theory of the specialty of Pedodontics should cover the entire field of the subject and the following topics are used as guidelines.

  • Child Psychology

  • Behaviour Management

  • Preventive Pedodontics

  • Dental Plaque

  • Microbiology and Immunology as related to oral diseases in children

  • Gingival and Periodontal Diseases in children

  • Pediatric Conservative Dentistry

  • Pediatric Endodontics

  • Traumatic Injuries in Children

  • Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics

  • Oral Habits in Children

  • Dental Care of Children with Special Needs: Definition, Behavioural, Clinical Features and management of Children

  • Cariology

  • Pediatric Oral Medicine and Clinical Pathology

  • Congenital Abnormalities in Children

  • Dental Health Education and School Dental Health Programmes

Scheme of Examinations

Written Examination (Theory)

Paper-I: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Nutrition and Dietics.

Paper-II: Clinical pediatric dentistry.

Paper-Ill: Preventive and community dentistry as applied to pediatric dentistry.

Paper-IV: Essay

Practical Examination

Viva voce