The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology deals with the diagnosis and non-surgical management of Oro- facial diseases and the oral manifestations of systemic disorders, as well as with the maxillofacial imaging. Theory lectures and practical postings are conducted for the III and IV BDS students. Post graduation and PhD with the intake capacity of 3 student per year started since 2009 and 2015 resp. Oral radiology is well equipped with the conventional as well as advanced imaging facilities utilized for the Under-graduate, Post Graduate as well as PhD students.

Tobacco Cessation Centre has been started in the department as per the DCI guidelines. Value added course on tobacco de-addiction training for interns is conducted every year in collaboration with the faculty of Life First foundation. Patients who develop addiction to tobacco or related products are systematically counseled in this unit by trained staff members of the department and kept under regular follow up for their habit cessation.

Innovative teaching learning methods are regularly conducted for third year, Final year and PG by staff. Along with this a separate case based group discussions also initiated for Post-Graduate students on Cone Beam Computed tomography & Computed Tomography images to upgrade their knowledge.


Dr. Mukta Motwani

Professor & HOD

Dr Apeksha Dhole (Balpande)


Dr. Tapasya Karemore


Dr. Smriti Jagdhari

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Apurva Mohite

Senior Lecturer

Dr Rucha Pandharipande

Senior Lecturer

Dr.Mukta Motwani
1. Moderator in International Conference “OSCC- Recent Concepts, Evidence and Strategies” at Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital, DMIMS Wardha on 22 nd July 2021
2. Chief Guest and Guest Speaker in CDE titled,” Changing era of Dental Radiology: Basics to Advances” at Govt. Dental College, Nagpur, 15 February 2018.
3. Guest speaker at International Dental conference 16-17 March 2018, Chennai.
4. Keynote speaker in CDE titled “CBCT and Implantology” at VYWS Dental college &Hospital, 25 September 18, Amravati.
5. Participated as Moderator in X National Conference on Health Professions Education (NCHPE 18) & II MUHS state-level health science Education Technology Research Conference 2018-19.
6. Faculty for Pre-Conference workshop: “Faculty Development Programme - assessment methods”, National IAOMR conference, Udaipur 23-25 nov.18
7. Presented paper at APD Conference, Dubai, and Hongkong, June 2014 and 17- 19 June, 2016.
8. Headed and Developed a Dental education technology unit in 2012 and approved MUHS faculty for dental education technology.
9. Awarded as “Best individual performer” by VSPMDCRC in 2014-15.
10. Won 2 nd  Prize in National Essay Competition Best Essay at National IAOMR conference, 4-6 th  Dec 2009.

Dr.Apeksha Dhole (Balpande)
1. Awarded PhD in the subject of Oral Medicine & Radiology on 30 th March 2021.
2. Completed ‘Advanced certificate course in health sciences education technology MUHS certificate course in 2016.
3. Pursuing PG Diploma in Dental Health Education for 2021-2022 years from DMIMS, Wardha.
4. Contributed as co-author for books
  • Efficacy of Mycophenolate Mofetil in the management of Pemphigus Vulgaris – A systematic review and meta-analysis. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. 2 nd June 2021.
  • Lycopene- in the treatment of OSMF, published in 2019.
  •  Vitamins in Dentistry- A Comprehensive Review’ published in 2018.
  •  Comprehensive review on medical emergencies in a dental office, published in 2017.
5. Reviewer for Journal of International Clinical Dental Research Organization (JICDRO), Oct 2019, 2020 & 2021. 6. Two copyrights for literary work published at Govt of India in the year 2021 & 2022.
7. As a Guest Lecture at ‘State level CDE Workshop’ held on 23 rd September 2022 at SPDC, Sawangi.
8. Resource faculty at TCC Workshop held by IDA, Mumbai branch on 22 nd & 23 rd January , 19 th March and 30 th July in 2022.
9. Faculty for ‘Teachers’ training and professional Development program,’ by BBD University/ Lucknow on 18 th  & 19 th  Sept 2020
10. Awarded with ‘Scroll of Honour’, by JCI Medico,Napur for the outstanding contribution for activities during the year 2019, 2020,2021.

Dr.Tapasya Karemore
1. Invited as a judge for the ‘Essay Competition 2021: Category 1’ at national IAOMR event.
2. Won 1 st prize in the ‘Essay Competition 2021: Category 3A’ titled “Strengthening of OMR Training”
3. Faculty for State health & family welfare NTCP workshop on training the trainers for tobacco cessation counselling , on 3 rd & 8 th January 2022
4. Delivered guest lecture titled: ‘Physiotherapy – An Adjunctive treatment in Oral Medicine’ by Dept. of OMR & special care dentistry at Saveetha dental college, Chennai on 26 th March 2022
5. Invited as Moderator for Scientific Paper Presentation at State Level Dental Student Conference held on 28 th & 29 th March 2022 by MUHS, Dental Education Technology Cell, Research Cell & Student Council Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur2
6. Registered copyright under Govt. of India for ‘A course on Communication skills module for dental professionals’ on 31/3/2022.
7. Received Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) Government of India research grant for a project in collaboration with GH Raisoni Engineering College. 31 st March 2022
8. Invited as chairperson for the scientific session of NIDACON 2022 at Nagpur on 8 th , 9 th & 10 th April 2022
9. Delivered Guest lecture on tobacco cessation counselling – a holistic approach at KLE Institute of dental sciences, Belgaum organised By Dept. of Dental education on 1 st June 2022.
10. Registered copyright under Govt. of India for Copyright titled: Mobile App-Radio Diagnosis 24 th May 2022.

  Dr.Smriti  JagdhariGolhar
1. Paper presented at Sleepcon (International Sleep Conference) 2011 Nagpur
2. Poster presented at “Awareness of Oral Cancer in Out Door Patients in VSPMSDCRC”- International cancer conference ACOS 2016 Delhi
3. Best paper presentation award (Faculty) - PG Convention Bhubaneswar, Odisha 2017
4. Video presentation at 29th annual ball Congress on Dental Medicine in Dentistry held on 16-18 October 2017 in New York, USA and 39th Asia-Pacific Dental and Oral Care Congress held on 26-28, 2017 in Osaka, Japan
5. Paper presented “Different treatment modalities in MPDS with cervical pain patients - A Prospective Study” International Conference on Dental and Oral Health 13-14 Aug 2018 Dubai UAE
6. Guest Speaker on Study of correlation between Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Mayofacial pain dysfunction syndrome with cervical pain at International Webinar on Advanced Dentistry and Dental Science held during July 18,2020 | Totonto,Canada.
7. E poster Presentation of Different treatments modalities in MPDS with cervical pain Patients – A Prospective Study at the “10 th  International Conference on Advanced Dentistry & Dental Science” Held during July 18, 2020 in Toronto, Canada
8. Guest speaker presentation on Knowledge, Attitude towards Dental Insurance among patients: A survey during 28 th July 2021 Dubai
9. Guest speaker at Webinar Series E-alumnivista" on Infection control and Waste management in Radiology,14 th Aug 2021VSPMDCRC.
10. Registered copyright in Therapeutic evaluation of cervical dysfunction in patients with myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome: A prospective study on 4/5/22 by copyright office Govt. of India

Dr.Apurva Mohite Khator
1. Received copyright for the work titled ‘KPM protocol for tobacco cessation’ on 20/6/2022.
2. Book published by LAP Lambert publications titled ’Disorders of the temporomandibular joint: Know it all about the TMJ, available on Amazon .April 2021
3. Contributed chapter titled’ Neuromuscular disorders” in the Textbook of Oral Medicine and Radiology by Dr.Tapasya Karemore. February 2021.
4. Conducted a webinar as a guest speaker in SDK dental college titled’Paperless administration’ on 11 th  and 12 th  January 2021.
5. Awarded with the young researcher award in Oral and maxillofacial science by Education icon awards 2020 on 28 th  December 2020.
6. Conducted a webinar as a speaker in VSPM DCRC college titled’Paperless administration’ 12 th  November 2020.
7. Received MUHS Long term research grant of Rs. 1 lakh for the study titled ‘A novel protocol for the management of patients with TMJ disorders’ in January 2019.
8. Presented paper titled ‘a study to evaluate and compare the reliability of cheiloscopy and palatoscopy in gender determination’ at National IAOMR PG Convention, at V.S. Dental college & Hospital, Bangalore on 23 rd  & 24 th  August 2019.
9. Presented a Poster at the ACOS International conference, New Delhi,7 th  -8 th  April 2016.
10. Presented a paper at National IAOMR PG Convention, Vijaywada.24 th -25 th 2018

Dr Rucha Pandhari pande
1. Published book titled “ Management guide in Oral medicine: A concise review” by innovative publications in July 2021.
2. Awarded as “Most proactive PG student of the year 2018-19” by dental academic excellence awards at India Habitat Center, New Delhi on 29 December 2019.
3. Won overall best poster award on “Artificial salivary gland engineering” at 28 th national conference IAOMR Kanyakumari on 15 December 2016.
4. Won first prize in poster presentation on “T scan: bite to know your bite” at NIDACON 2018 Nagpur on 7 th Jan 2018
5. Won second prize in poster presentation on “Combating COVID-19” at Indian Dental association, Nagpur on 17 May 2020.
6. Invited as guest speaker and delivered lecture on “Diagnostic aids in Oral cancer – Basics to Advances” at webinar on Oral Health and Dental Care held at Dubai, UAE on 8 th March 2021.
7. Scientific session jury panel for E-poster cum oral presentation at global virtual conference 2021 organised by Indian forum of dental skills, Daswani dental college (Kota), AIMST dental students association (Malaysia), Oxford dental college &Narain sewa sansthan.
8. Chairperson of postgraduate scientific session at KIDS (Kalinga Institute of dental sciences) WEBCON OMR – an exclusive Oral Medicine and Radiology virtual conclave on 24 th September 2021.
9. Invited as Speaker at E- alumnivista of VSPM Dental College, Nagpur and delivered lecture on “Errors in 2D and 3D imaging” on 12 th august 2021.
10. Registered copyright under Govt. of India for ‘KPM protocol for tobacco cessation’ on 20/6/2022.

The department of Oral Medicine and Radiology is always at the forefront in undertaking extensive research in newer fields. Studies are being carried out on CBCT, Radio-videography, OPG and Lateral Cephalograms by the departmental postgraduate students. Innovative drug trials are being conducted with long term follow-ups and positive results.

Also, a long term research project involving MRI and Occlusal splints in Temporo-mandibular joint disorder patients is in progress. Various questionnaire studies are also carried out successfully and published. On the whole, the entire Department is very keen on conducting research activities which are guided and always encouraged by the Head of the department.

Total research projects completed to date:  80

Ongoing research projects: 06



1 Fibroma

2 Mucocele

3 Lichen Planus

4 Herpes

5 Hemangioma

6 Hand Foot And Mouth

7 Herpetic Whitlow

8 Herpes Zoster

9 Em

10 Traumatic Ulcer



The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology deals with the diagnosis and non-surgical management

  1. Oro- facial diseases and the oral manifestations of systemic disorders
  2. Oral Pre-cancerous lesions and conditions like Leukoplakia, OSMF, Lichen Planus, Erythroplakia
  3. Oral cancer
  4. Congenital maxillofacial lesions
  5. Viral lesion
  6. Tobacco Cessation Centre has been started in the department as per the DCI guidelines in December 2018.

The Department of Oral and maxilla-facial Radiology deals with the radiographic diagnosis of Congenital, Inflammatory, Traumatic, Odontogenic cyst & Tumors and non Odontogenic Tumors as well as with the miscellaneous disorders like Fibro-osseous Lesions.