Department of Prosthodontics started functioning in November 1996, with admission of 40 BDS students. BDS Course started from Ist January 1997. MDS course started in 2015 with intake capacity of 2 stuents each year. Also course of Diploma in Dental Mechanics started in 2015 with intake capacity of 3 students each year. The Department of Prosthodontics, Including Fixed Crown & Bridge & Implantology was established in 2000. The department is engaged in the teaching of Dental Materials, Pre-Clinical Prosthodontics and Prosthodontics to Undergraduate students.
The first chairperson of the Dept was Prof H A Alvi (1996-2003) , followed by Prof Geeta Rajput (20/09/2003-12/3/2005). In the absence of Prof Geeta Rajput, Dr R. K. Dubey took the charge of chairmanship from 13/03/2005-11/06/2007) and also Dr Gaurav Singh took the charge (from April 2014-October 2014). Prof Geeta Rajput took the charge of chairperson from 12/06/2007 -06/03/2015. Dr Gaurav Singh is the present chairperson and he took the charge from 07/03/2015- till date.
Three Associate Prof of the department are Dr Gaurav Singh ( Joined the team in December 2001) and Dr Shaista Afroz ( joined the team in April 2010) & Dr Abhinav Gupta (joined March 2009) . And the Assistant Prof of the Dept are , Dr Shraddha Rathi ( July 2010), Dr Pankaj Kharade (March 2015) & Dr Sakshi Madhok (December 2013) .
Prosthodontics is the science deals with the artificial replacement of Oral and maxillofacial structures including teeth. The major disciplines in Prosthodontics are Complete Denture Prosthesis, Cast Partial Dentures , Crowns and Bridges, Implants and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics work. This department also involves the teaching of material sciences under Dental Materials.
The average yearly OPD of the Prosthodontics clinic has drastically increased from the year 2001. The average present department OPD is more than 900 per month.