Dental Materials

Dental Materials

Dental material science (DMS) provides students a fundamental understanding of the materials on which dentistry depends, covering those aspects of structure and chemistry which govern the behaviour and performance of materials in use.


It includes theoretical and practical training over first and second year of BDS, with university exam conducted at the end of second year. The college has a specially designed laboratory dedicated to this subject where all practical classes are conducted.

Preclinical Prosthodontics & Crown & Bridge

Preclinical Prosthodontics & Crown & Bridge


The program in Prosthodontics includes a unique fusion of theory, preclinical and clinical work, providing a thorough understanding of the conventional and contemporary Prosthodontic principles and concepts, and to instill confidence for treating complex Prosthodontic cases. The Department of Prosthodontics of M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Pune has a dedicated team of enthusiastic staff who are highly qualified and experienced. Wide array of patients are treated in the department at minimal costs, which encompass all the modalities of Prosthodontic treatment options. The postgraduate clinic is equipped with latest and stateof the art equipment. A separate, fully equipped clinic for implantology has been set up with international standard armamentarium with different implant systems. The section is backed with a highly sophisticated and wellresourced dental laboratory where the student shall be encouraged to learn all aspects of laboratory techniques. A separate maxillofacial prosthetic clinic has been setup, specially dedicated for maxillofacial rehabilitation, in collaboration with King’s College, London. The number of equipment in the department is not only fulfilling the DCI and MUHS requirements, but in most instances is exceeding the requirements for better learning and understanding of the postgraduate student. The postgraduate program aims to train the students to successfully rehabilitate the patient’s dentition, part of tooth, teeth and craniofacial structures to restore back the patient’s confidence, form, function, esthetics and overall health. The postgraduate Prosthodontic program is designed to prepare students for a specialized clinical practice in the field of Prosthodontics. The postgraduates are also trained and encouraged to engage in research projects to inculcate the habit of research oriented clinical practice.

HOD: Dr. Ramandeep Dugal

Publications by the Department : 184


Special achievements of the Department:


1. Best Branch member awarded by Indian Prosthodontic Society (IPS) to Dr
Ramandeep Dugal, HOD and Principal of MARDC

2. Current President India of International team of implantologists (ITI) Dr
Mohit Kheur , Professor , Dept of Prosthodontics

3. Collabaration with Kings College, London as a distant learning center for
MSC in maxillofacial prosthodontics.

4. Results for Post Graduation course 100 percent till date

5. ITI scholarship awarded to staff members Dr Mohsin Shaikh and Dr Aamir Godil

6. ITI scholarship awarded to post graduate students.

Services provided by the Department:

1. Complete dentures

2. Removable partial dentures

3. Fixed partial dentures

4. Cast partial dentures

5. Maxillofacial prosthesis

6. Implants and implant supported prosthesis

7. Veneers and smile designing.

Preclinical Conservative Dentistry

Preclinical Conservative Dentistry

Preclinical Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics introduced to the BDS students in the IIyr of their curriculum, plays a pioneer role by laying a foundation to Clinical Conservative Dentistry from IIIrd year BDS. The students get familiar with fundamentals and principles in tooth preparation on the plaster models. Gradually, they progress to extracted teeth where they get accustomed to the tactile sensations of enamel dentin along with mastering the art and science of cavity preparation, pulp protection and restoration. Finally, they work on the typhodonts mounted on the simulators where they are trained with operator and chair positions with emphasis on Ergonomics which helps them to improve their dexterity and maneuverability. Simultaneously, the students attend the theory classes conducted by our eminent faculty as per per the schedule which helps them improve their knowledge and apply them clinically.

Dental Anatomy Embryology & Oral Histology

Dental Anatomy Embryology & Oral Histology

Dental Anatomy and Oral Histology is an indispensable part of the BDS curriculum. It is introduced to the students in their first year of the Dental course in India. This subject forms the basis of clinical dentistry. The cognitive and psychomotor skills of the students are sharpened by teaching the recognition of tooth morphology and examining preserved tooth specimens. This is combined with two dimension drawings by scale on graph paper and carving teeth from wax blocks. Oral Histology and Embryology is of special significance since it includes the development and microscopic study of the tissues of the oral and para-oral structures. Normal Oral Anatomy and Histology of the oral and maxillofacial region and its development forms the foundation of the undergraduate dental curriculum. Traditionally, didactic content for the subject is available in standardized textbooks and is summarized by the faculty in lectures to the entire class.

Dental Anatomy Wax Carving

Dental Anatomy Wax Carving

General Surgery​

General Surgery​

General Surgery is the branch of medicine that deals with the physical manipulation of a bodily structure to diagnose, prevent, or cure an ailment. It is taught to BDS students in their third year of their course through classroom lectures and clinical cases. Emphasis is laid on the clinical approach to the patient’s disease as a whole and the different modalities of surgical treatment. The department works in tandem with various dental specialties specially Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department 

Patient Examination

General Medicine

General Medicine

The curriculum of the general medicine course in BDS is designed to form a foundation upon which the future dentist can build his or her medical knowledge in a continuously evolving profession. It is taught as a subject in the third year of the Dental curriculum and introduces students to applied basic science knowledge, ability to arrive at a diagnosis, investigations required and treatment options available. The subject covers the common medical issues that a dental student would encounter as a clinical practitioner.

Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry

Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry


PEDIATRIC AND PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY is an age-defined speciality that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care need. Over last decade new facets have become integral to pedodontics as early detection of caries lesion, comprehensive preventive measures against caries, laser dentistry and use of various aids for behavior management.

The department has separate working clinics for PG & UG students. Central sterilization room looks after overall sterilization & disinfection of instruments, materials working area. Radiology room with conventional as well as digital radiography equipments. Conscious sedation room. Isolation room for specially abled children. Play area for kids. Preclinical area for preclinical work . Well-equipped laboratory for lab work.

HOD: Dr. Yusuf K. Chunawala

Number of Publications in Total: 117.

Special Achievement by the department: Nil.

Services Provided by Department:

  • Diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Diet counselling
  • Preventive Dentistry 
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry 
  • Special child dental care
  • Restorative and operative
  • Surgical measures
  • Interceptive orthodontics
  • Preventive orthodontics

 We use the best available technology, clinical skills and evidence based treatment protocols for patient care.

Public Health Dentistry

Public Health Dentistry


The department of Public Health Dentistry is dedicated in training undergraduate students in prevention and control of oral diseases and promoting oral health through organized community efforts. In the department, we strive to give the right kind of education to our students and try to instill a strong value system in them. The environment in the department is such that there are no barriers hindering communication based on hierarchy, between students and teachers thus ensuring free academic interaction and fearless expression of opinions. Since I firmly believe that prevention is better than cure, I move a step ahead to say that prevention is the cure itself. Long term beliefs of this motto will not just help our students to train themselves for their future challenges but also will serve the community at large for which, we all as   health professionals are committed.

HOD: Dr Renuka Nagarale

Department Highlights 

  • In the department, the undergraduate students (3 rd and 4 th year BDS) trained to take complete and comprehensive case history and indices as well as performs the treatments like restorations, oral prophylaxis, pit and fissure sealant, atrumatic restorative treatment, topical fluoride application, etc.
  •  Interns are regularly posted in three different satellite centers in and nearby areas of Pune at periodic intervals and also trained for oral health education (at Health Talk or Health Desk, MARDC) for the patients. They are also posted and trained at TCC (Tobacco Cessation Center, MARDC) to provide counseling and preventive measures against adverse effects of tobacco use.
  • Department regularly organizes and conducts screening and health education camps and oral health treatment camps, denture camps, etc. throughout the year.
  • Various days like World Oral Health Day, World No Tobacco Day, and National Public Health Dentistry Day, etc. are celebrated every year with different programmes for betterment of health and wellness of society.
  • The students are also motivated to participate in various events and programmes for enhancement of their creativity and knowledge.
  • Social responsibility and awareness created among the students through NSS (National social service) student unit, MARDC.
  • The students are also motivated to take part in various research activities (article writing, survey, different research studies, etc.).
  • The students visit water purification/processing plant, sewage treatment plant, industrial visit, etc. and get demonstration to understand theoretical aspects in a better way.
  •  The awareness rally, street play, poster competitions, essay competition, different awareness project, etc. conducts for students throughout the year.
  • Department constantly works on betterment and/or improvement of neighbourhood community and various society through oral health education and promotion.

Special Achievements by the Department:

  • Department staff, Dr Mandar Todkar, Senior Lecturer selected as medico-legal advisor (Dental) as LM member of Indian Medico-Legal & Ethics Association (IMLEA).
  • Dr Mandar Todkar, Senior Lecturer selected and works as a VM member with United Nation Volunteer Program (UNV) – India.
  • 2 nd prize secured by department posted Intern Anam Kacchi in E-paper presentation competition at National Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Conference at Pune.
  • 2 nd prize secured by department posted Intern Naseem Dashti in E-poster presentation competition at Regional Inter-College Dental Conference at Pune.
  • 3rd prize secured by department posted Intern Nida Javed in E-paper presentation competition at Regional Inter-College Dental Conference at Pune.
  • The Article regarding the COVID-19 disease awareness published by department posted 4 th year student Shaikh Rahim in Dainik Asia Express Newspaper at District level.

Publications from the Department:

50 in International and National Journals.

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Satellite Centres

Kamala Nehru Hospital Satellite Center


Sonawane Hospital Satellite Centre

Bhawani Peth Satellite Centre

Society of Community Health Oriented Operational Links (SCHOOL) Vruddha Mitra

Oral Medicine & Radiology

Oral Medicine & Radiology

The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology is all about diagnosing and formulating the treatment plan. With the aid of investigations especially with Radiology including intraoral periapical radiographs, occlusal radiographs, extraoral radiographs, and the use of advanced imaging like CBCT. Postgraduates by carrying out a form of activities in the department under the supervision of the faculty members and the head of the department which includes elaborated case discussions, radiographic interpretations, and regular updates on the emerging advances in the diagnostic modalities for various oral mucosal diseases by carrying out the journal club meetings and also having an edge with the management protocols of certain diseases which we diagnose in our department by attending the surgeries undertaken in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery. We promote research programs in our department, not only for PGs but also for the staff with a joint.

HOD: Dr. Vinod V. C. Savalam

Publications by the department:- 120.

Special achievements of the department.
1. Dr. Jasdeep Kaur – University Rank Holder.
2. Dr. Meghna- University Rank Holder.
3. Dr. Priyanka Kale – University Rank Holder.
4. Dr. Ashwini Pai – University Rank Holder.
5. Dr. Shraddha Supnekar- University Rank Holder.
Services provided by the department:- 
  • Special Section Was Diagnosis And Medical Management of Potential Malignant Diseases.
  • Chair-Side Investigations Such As Toluidine Blue staining / Lugols Iodine And Exfoliative Cytology are Carried Out.
  • We Screen The Patients For Oral Cancer And Basic Investigative Procedures Like FNAC And Biopsy.
  • We have Special Pain Clinics And TMJ Clinics Where TMJ Disorders And Other Facial Pains, Neuralgias Are Dealt With.
  • We are able To Carry Out a Few Palliative Therapies As A Part Of The Management Of TMJ Disorders Such As Tens Therapy(Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
  • Diagnosis and Management Of Oral Manifestations Of Systemic Diseases
  • Tobacco Cessation Cell (TCC)
  • Intraoral Periapical Radiographs.
  • Bitewing Radiographs.
  • Occlusal Radiographs.
  • Digital Extra Oral Radiographs.
  • Advanced Imaging CBCT

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Orthodontics & Dentofacial orthopeadics

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics


 The Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics was established in 2001 and deals with facial skeletal and dental deformities. It offers undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses. The teaching program trains undergraduates in orthodontic diagnosis, case selection, removable appliance fabrication, and management of simple dental malocclusion with removable appliances. The first batch of Post-graduation (M.D.S) was started in the year 2007. To date, 10 batches comprising 54 post-graduate students have successfully completed their Master’s from this department. The department is spacious enough to have a separate UG and PG section along with faculty rooms and seminar rooms. Regular CDEs, webinars, and workshops are conducted in the department to keep all students updated with the latest research and innovations.

HOD: Dr. Ajit Kalia

Publications by the department:- 180. 

Special achievements of the department:- 

  • Fellowship of Indian board of Orthodontics – Dr. Ajit Kalia, Dr. Salil Nene, Dr. Ashwith Hegde.
  • M. Ortho ( Glasgow and Edinburgh University) – Dr Ajit Kalia
  • Best paper presentation at various national and international conferences -Dr. Ajit Kalia, Dr. Salil Nene.
  • Best table clinic presentation at a national conference – Dr. Wasu Patil.
  • Patent Approved-Dr Ajit Kalia.

Services provided by the department:- 

Comprehensive orthodontic treatment including

  1. Growth modulation- My functional and orthopedic appliances
  2. Fixed appliance treatment- Metal, ceramic, and self-ligating braces
  3. Mini-implants,
  4. Surgical Orthodontics
  5. Orthodontic management of Cleft lip and palate,
  6. Invisible braces -Lingual orthodontics, Aligners
  7. Management of TMJ disorders.

Any other courses provided by the department:- Orthopedia.