Department Of Oral Medicine

Oral Medicine is the discipline of dentistry concerned with the oral health care of medically complex patients – including the diagnosis and management of medical conditions that affect the oral and maxillo-facial region. Oral medicine is primarily a non-surgical specialty with procedures limited to diagnostic biopsies, small excisions, therapeutic injections, and other minor surgical interventions. In many cases, conditions are managed medically with the use of topical and systemic medications

The Department of Oral Medicine works towards training and development of students throughout the third professional year within the Oral Medicine (OM) clinical sessions through Oral Medicine Skill Development Program (OMSDP). It supports the department to achieve its aims in the teaching process and represents an essential part of the training in oral medicine. The OMSDP is introduced to help develop and expand students’ clinical and skills in specific areas through a set of sessions as part of their undergraduate education. The training is provided primarily by the OM staff; however, some skills may be provided or supervised by experts from other departments.

The class are subdivided into small groups. There is a timetable for these groups, so that each student attends a specific skill every week throughout the academic year.

  1. The teaching of Oral Medicine skills is achieved by various methods:
  • Verbal instructions
  • Demonstration
  • Small group teaching (problem solving sessions)
  • Video presentations
  • Active learning and presentations
  • Teamwork and projects (web-based assignments)
  1. Skills covered in Oral medicine clinical sessions include:
  • Reviewing thorough intra and extra-oral examination (mainly cranial nerve examination and oral lesions description)
  • Properly describing oral and para-oral lesions
  • Writing referral letters and formulating prescription
  • Developing critical thinking in case-based learning and problem solving sessions
  • Selecting appropriate laboratory investigations for the most common oral lesions and systemic diseases encountered in dental clinic
  • Screening of oral cancer
  • Introduction to auditing
  • Applying presentation skills and scientific net searching in active learning sessions where web-based assignments were presented.

We value:

  • Excellence and integrity in all areas of our mission – teaching, research and patient care.
  • Education of students and professionals in the delivery and evaluation of clinical care guided by evidence-based patient care principles.
  • Diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints among our faculty, staff and students.
  • Collaboration with colleagues in the School, the College and in the community – regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Compassion for patients, students and colleagues.

Faculty

Sr. No. Name Designation
1 Assistant. Prof DR. KHAQAN AZAM HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
2 DR. HAMZA ZAHID REGISTRAR
3 DR. RABIA CHAUDHRY REGISTRAR

Assistant. Prof DR. KHAQAN AZAM

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Dr. Khaqan Azam completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University Medial and Dental College, Faisalabad. He then went on to pursue his post graduate studies from King Edward Medical University and received his Diploma in Oral and Maxillo-Facial surgery in 2013. Since then, he has been involved in teaching Oral Medicine in Class as well as Clinics. Due to his post graduate training in surgery, he is especially able to handle complex Oral Medicine cases.

In AMDC, the department of Oral Medicine works closely and in conjunction with the department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery

DR. HAMZA ZAHID

REGISTRAR

Dr. Hamza has received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine in 2014. He then went on to complete his house job at CMH, Lahore. Following that, he continued his advanced specialist training through MJDS RCS England, MFDS RCS Edinburgh, and LDS RCS England.  His areas of specialist interest are oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, cosmetic dentistry, infection prevention and control, restorative dentistry, and preventive healthcare.

  1. Effect of Malocclusion on Adults’ Orthodontic Treatment: A Research Analysis” published in the Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2018).
  2. Impairment of Mylohyoid, Inferior Alveolar and Lingual Nerve Impairment After 3rd Mandibular Molar Removal” published in the Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2019)

DR. RABIA CHAUDHRY

REGISTRAR

Dr. Rabia Chaudhry has completed  her Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honours from Baqai Medical and Dental University. She was awarded with Gold Medals and was declared as the Best Graduate of the Batch and The Top Student of the Year. After working with Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare as Public Health Team Lead, she is now currently pursuing her M-Phil in Public Health, from University of Lahore.

In AMDC, she has been working as a Registrar in the department of Oral Medicine  from August’2017.

  1. Covid-19: Forecast of an emerging urgency in Pakistan -2020
  2. Effects of chemotherapy on dental root development and permanent teeth eruption in growing child – 2019
  3. Pattern of mandibular third molar impaction: A radiographic study – 2019
  4. Use of only buccal infiltration of 2% lidocaine with epinephrine for  the removal of maxillary teeth – 2018
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Career Counseling/Mentoring
  • Life Coaching
  • Content Writing