We realise that this is a time of excitement, hopefulness for a better future, and a commitment to pursue your dream of a master’s degree, fellowship program or other courses. We have an excellent academic environment, thanks to the contributions of our distinguished faculty, our caring staff, and our talented and diverse student body. The diversity of the student body includes students from different parts of the country and truly contributes to a remarkable living and learning experience. Our college has gained significant recognition in recent years for our passionate commitment to excellence and innovation. There are so many opportunities available to you here. We encourage you to take advantage of all that our university has to offer. The curriculum focuses on providing students with a broad education in all areas of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. With the highest number of patients in our department, students can gain outstanding practical experience and highly competitive technical skills. We ensure that students actively participate and present scientific papers and posters in International and National conferences. We also motivate them to participate in CDE programs, workshops and PG conventions to widen the academic perspectives from within and outside the region.
May your journey with us be a rewarding and enjoyable one!
Heads of the Department and Faculty
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
We are a Premier institute in the country. The institution is 29 years old and the department has been in existence since its inception. The graduate program in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, leading to the degree of Master of Dental Science was initiated in 1996.
You are looking at the one of the most advanced state-of -the -art department in the country. This will serve as a ' One source of reference' for all details of the department. The department runs several well structured programs which are designed to the most advance curriculum in the country be in academic, research and clinical.
Total Number of Research presentations in Conferences: 957
Total Number of Conferences Attended: 80
Total CDE / Work Shop Attended : 64
Total Number of Awards: 29
Number of Short Term Projects (From 2010): 826
Journals of the Department : 2
Editorial Board Members : 14
Total CDE/ Workshops Conducted : 49
Patent : 25
Total Number of Publications : 447
Number of publications in peer-reviewed journals with impact factors (SCI Indexed): 41
Number of publications in peer-reviewed PubMed indexed journals: 107
Number of publications in SCOPUS indexed journals: 243
Number of publications in other indexed journals: 39
Number of root canal treatments done by undergraduate students (2014 to date) : 8800
Number of procedures done by a postgraduate student
( 3 years ) : 1000
Number of microscope enhanced procedures completed (2013 to date) : 8550
Dr.L.Lakshmi Narayanan and Dr S.Balagopal, initiated the Post Graduate Conservative and Endodontics Program at Saveetha Dental College in 1996. Having the foresight to recognize the future role of Conservative and Endodontics in dental health care, they set the goals of the program, to development expert clinicians, excellent academicians , Knowledgeable scholars and researcher, and able teachers. They began a long standing tradition of excellence which continues to date. Dr. Lakshmi Narayanan was Head of the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics for ten years. Dr Balagopal served his term in the institution till 1999.
Dr. Subbaroa CV became Chair in 2006. He had been responsible for enhancing the reputation of the program. In 2011 to 2012, he was Professor Emeritus, who taught in the Graduate Endodontics Program here at the Saveetha University, Saveetha Dental College until his retirement in 2012.
Dr Sujeer R Has been a professor in the department from 1996. He headed as a chair for a short period from 2009-2011.
Dr. Nivedhitha MS headed the department from 2011 to the current. Dr Sindhu Ramesh was appointed as Chair in the year 2012 and later two chairs were made.Dr Nivedhitha MS became the Head of Academics and Dr Sindhu Ramesh, the Head of Administration and also the Associate Dean of Clinics, Saveetha Dental College. They two are the current Chairs of the department.
Many outstanding clinicians, teachers, and researchers are graduates of this program.The program maintains an outstanding national and international reputation, and the consistently high caliber of the program continues to attract well qualified applicants from around the country.