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Prof. Dr. Pramod John

Prof. Dr. Pramod John
B.Sc, B.D.S.,M.D.S.
Director Principal
Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences & Research
(Post Graduate Institute) Ferozepur.

After completing his B.Sc. degree from the Sacred Heart College (affiliated to the University of Kerala), Cochin, he obtained his B. D. S. and M. D. S. (Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis and Radiology) degrees from the College of Dental Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (presently a constituent college of Manipal Academy of Higher Education University). He was serving in the same institution in various capacities such as Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Reader, Associate Professor and Professor. He served as Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology at Mahatma Gandhi Government Dental College and Hospital, Pondicherry. Subsequently he served as Professor and HOD in the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Amrita School of Dentistry, Cochin, Kerala, affiliated to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University which is ranked as the top university in India for 10 years and also as Principal. Dr. Pramod John has over 28 years of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience. During his illustrious career, he has received Best Teacher Award twice. He is actively involved in Student counselling, value-based education and student mentorship programs. He has a number of publications in national and international journals.

He was the Editor of the Journal of Indian Dental Association, Kochi. He is also an undergraduate and postgraduate examiner of various Indian and international Universities. He also served as the Chairman of undergraduate and postgraduate Curriculum Committees of Amrita University. He has undergone special training in Teaching Methodologies and Student Evaluation Methods. He underwent Leadership Training in Singapore. He is also a Board of Studies member of various universities. Dr. Pramod John was also a member of the Tumor Board of the Oncology and Head and Neck Surgery Department of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin.

Dr. Pramod John has authored text books in the subjects of Oral Medicine as well as Dental Radiology. The books he has authored are ‘Textbook of Oral Medicine’, ‘Textbook of Dental Radiology’, ‘Principles of Practical Oral Medicine and Patient Evaluation’ and ‘Comprehensive Review of Oral Medicine’. The revised International Edition of ‘Textbook of Oral Medicine’ was published in 2013. His books are used as reference books in the universities all over the world. His books have been used as reference material for papers published in International journals and by international authors. He was also the Editor of Amrita School of Dentistry magazine, ‘Amritaspandanam’. He is an invited speaker in various national and international conferences.

He is also a member of various scientific bodies such as the Indian Dental Association, Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology and SEADE (South East Asian Association for Dental Education). He obtained UICC fellowship to work as Observer in the Oncology Department of University of Suffolk, UK. His research paper on tumor markers was accepted in the International Association of Dental Research Annualconference held in Sweden in 2002. His research paper on modern diagnostic modalities in the detection of maxillofacial malignancies was accepted for presentation in the Annual Conference of International Association Maxillofacial Surgeons held in Cyprus in 2013. Dr. Pramod John is a research scholar and has interest in tumor markers, head and neck imaging as well as modern diagnostic modalities of maxillofacial malignancies. Dr. Pramod John extensively writes in the national dailies on current issues. He also writes poems and is a regular judge for intercollegiate debate competitions. He is also a university level resource person for providing training to faculty members on Teaching Methodologies and Ethics in Medical research. He is also a management trainer on Non-Verbal Communication for MBA students. He is also a Dental Council of India Inspector for BDS and MDS.

Principal's Message
One of the medical sciences where enormous researches are ongoing and new materials are introduced in the market for use on patients is dentistry. Dentistry is an art and science. This is a profession that not only helps in understanding the oral cavity and the associated structures, including the treatment modalities using modern equipments and state-of-the art technology as well as learning medical subjects such as Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology, General Medicine and General Surgery. Apart from learning about the human body and dental treatment methods, during the course of study, the hand skills of the students are also developed. The dental student also learns esthetic dentistry that is mainly concentrating on tooth colored restorations as well as implant dentistry which is the latest tooth replacement method where the artificial tooth mimics and functions as a natural tooth. During the training, students are also taught about recording the patient’s history and examining the patient for arriving at the diagnosis. The students also learn techniques of taking radiographs in the head and neck region as well as interpretation of the same. Extraction of teeth, performing biopsy procedures, surgical treatment of cysts and tumors and management of traumatic injuries are also taught to the dental student.

During the clinical phase of the training, the dental student also performs treatment on the patient under the strict supervision of the faculty. The students are also taught the importance of maintaining medical records, ethics and Foresnsic Dentistry.

Genesis Institute of Dental Education and Research, Ferozepur aims to bring out the best in the future dentist who is well-trained with exposure to modern dental equipments and by well-qualified teaching faculty who strictly supervise the dental students. The lecture theatres in the institute are state-of-the-art. The students also work on latest equipments. The institute also has collaborative programs with various international dental institutes.

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