PERIODONTOLOGY & IMPLANT DENTISTRY : The branch of dentistry which deals with the structures surrounding the teeth and their preservation in the light of disease. The department has evolved over time to include the placements of implants, minor surgeries like frenectomy and operculectomy as well as advanced surgical techniques like grafting. Scope : Periodontics, in modern dentistry has shown tremendous advancement and is one of the leading specialities in dentistry today. The specialization is involved in numerous research activities, and latest advancements like lasers lies in their forte. About the Department : The department is well equipped with electronic dental chairs. The department also boasts of a separate laser unit, a microsurgery unit and an implant unit. The department is headed by the Principal of the institution, Dr. Yash Paul Dev. Academic Activities : The department has conducted a Continuing Dental Education program on 4th April 2014 on ”Oral Implantonomics". Completed Research Projects : To study and compare the efficacy of locally delivered 0.5% azithromycin gel and tetracycline fibres as an adjunct to scaling and root planing in the treatment of chronic periodontitis patients Comparing the efficacy of minocycline, citric acid and edta as root biomodification agents: an in vitro sem study. The effects of scaling and root planing on gingival status of females at three different time intervals during the menstrual cycle Prevalence of herpes simplex virus (hsv-1 & 2), epstein-barr virus (ebv) and human cytomegalovirus (hcmv) in gingival tissue of chronic periodontitis patients using polymerase chain reaction (pcr) technique. To compare the clinical efficacy of collagen membrane alone and in combination with bone graft in the treatment of miller’s class i & ii marginal tissue recession: a split mouth study Comparative evaluation of an autogenous bone graft and an alloplastic bone graft (nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite-3 tricalcium phosphate) in the treatment of periodontal intrabony defects: a clinico-radiographic study. Ongoing Research Projects : The effect of diode laser on the clinical outcome, postoperative pain, healing and tissue response when compared between conventional flap surgery vs laser assisted flap surgery. Influence of surgical flap design on patient’s pain perception and clinical outcome around single tooth implants: a clinico-radiographic study involving conventional flap implant surgery versus mini-flap implant surgery. Effect of autologous platelet rich fibrin on regeneration of intrabony periodontal defects treated with hydroxyapatite & collagen matrix using single flap approach as minimally invasive surgical technique: a split mouth clinico-radiographic study. Evaluation of clinical outcomes involving soft tissue healing and crestal bone levels following immediate versus delayed placement of implants: a clinico-radiographic study. Comparative evaluation of efficacy and soft tissue wound healing using diode laser (810nm) versus conventional scalpel technique for second stage implant surgery. Assessment of plaque accumulated microflora around natural tooth versus implant supported tooth using polymerase chain reaction (pcr) technique: a split mouth study.