Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

About us

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences specializes in the diagnosis and management of facial injuries, head and neck cancers, salivary gland diseases, facial disproportions, facial pain, impacted teeth, cysts and tumors of the jaws as well as other numerous problems affecting maxillofacial region.

Our Vision
is to train students in the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery through provision of university based and hospital-based outpatient and clinical experience and emergency services based on sound scientific principled and didactic instruction while contributing to new knowledge through research and advancing the profession by way of professional service.

Our Team

Image Dr. JAYANTH B.S.
Professor and Head
Dr. Jayanth B.S. finished his BDS from JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysore in 1998 and his MDS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) from AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences In 2002. He also has completed his DNB in 2005 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

He is currently the Director of The Coorg Cleft Centre which is sponsored by Deutsche Cleft Kinder Hilfe (DCKH), Frieburg, Germany. He further specialized in the field of Cleft Lip and Palate, Orthognathic Surgery, Facial Esthetic Surgeries, Advanced Implantology including Zygoma Implants, Implants for Maxillofacial Prosthesis, Piezosurgery and Hair Transplantation.

He is a member of Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India, Facial Plastic Surgery Association and Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons. He is actively involved in research in the field of Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells and Congenital Anomalies. He also has keen interest in charitable surgeries for the underprivileged. Dr. Jayanth has made scientific presentations in both National and International conferences.

Dr. Adarsh S. Indra, Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery finished his BDS from Bapuji Dental College, Davangere in 1994 and his MDS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) from the same college in 1999.

He further specialized in the field of Cleft and Orthognathic Surgery from Mangalore.
Dr. Gaurav Mahesh Gupta, Reader, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery finished his BDS from Bapuji Dental College, Davangere In 1994 and his MDS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) from the same college in 1999.

He further specialized in the field of Cleft and Orthognathic Surgery from Mangalore.
Image Dr. SUNIL S.M.
Dr. Sunil S.M. Senior Reader, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery finished his BDS from Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences in 2007 and his MDS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) from the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences in 2012.
Senior Lecturer
Dr. Piyush M. Bhandari completed his BDS from Sri Hasanamba Dental College, Hassan in 2011 and MDS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) from Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet in 2015.

Senior Lecturer
Dr. Shruthi completed her BDS from A. J. Institute of Dental sciences, Mangalore in 2010 and MDS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) from S.D.M College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad in 2016.

Clinical Facilities

  • Customised Teaching Modules according to the needs of the individual by adequately staffed faculty.
  • Advanced Basic Science Teaching Programme to strengthen the foundation of surgical training.
  • Dry Lab Training on skull for trauma and orthognathic procedures.
  • Encouragement for Problem Based Learning (PBL).
  • CCE (Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation) Model for academic progress and monitoring to avoid stress related to exams.
  • Widest spectrum of surgical training including all routine maxillofacial procedures.
  • Development of Social skills including organizing and conducting of camps.
  • In-House training For Implantology, Hair Transplant, Advanced Cardiac Life Support on Mannequins etc.
  • Multidisciplinary approach to Head and Neck Pathology, Facial Deformity and Cleft Palate.
  • Dissertation in futuristic surgical topics in demand.
Our Department also boasts of…
  • Being one among the 3 centers in Karnataka to have Cleft Lip and Palate surgical centre which is accredited to DCKH (Deutche Cleft Kinder Hilfe), Freiberg, Germany and Swiss Smile, Switzerland.
  • Emphasis on Facial Plastic Surgery including Hair Transplantation, Fat Grafting, Rhinoplasty, and office based procedures like Botox, Dermal Fillers, Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels.
  • Adequate exposure to CBCT, Software Planning for Implants and Orthognathic Surgery, Reconstruction, Piezosurgery, Atraumatic Exodontia Techniques, Etc…
  • Tissue Engineering, Oculoplastic Surgery and Microvascular nerve repair work being developed in the department to provide cutting edge training to the postgraduates.
  • Thrust on research with collaboration with Hong Kong Dental School, Hong Kong and Bailor’s School Of Dentistry, U.S.A.
  • Student exchange program with Hong Kong Dental School and Bailor’s Dental School.
  • Friendly staff who are well honed in their skills to train future surgeons.
The Department is very active in conducting and participating in camps to detect Clefts and Facial Deformities. On an average 100 camps are being attended by the postgraduates and the staff of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


  • Dr. Piyush Bhandari, Second Place for Poster Presentation in the 3rd Karnataka State Chapter of AOMSI, held at Manipal in 2013.
  • Dr. Madhurjya, Dr. Nitin Pratap, Dr. Ranjitha, First Place in the IAOMS Review Course Quiz Competition held at R.V. Dental College, Bangalore in 2013.
  • Dr. Nissy Susan Thomas, First place for poster presentation at ‘Gnathopaedia- A National Symposium 2017’ held at Manipal.


  • Adarsh SI, Thomas PJ, Megha P. Pleomorphic Adenoma of Heterotopic Parotid Salivary Gland Tissue: A Case Report. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Kerala State. 2010; 3(2):.
  • Nithin VM, Jayanth BS, Sai Krishna, Raghunath N. Severe skeletal class III malocclusion treated by orthodontics and orthognathic surgery –a case report. APOS Trends Orthod. 2011;1(2):5.
  • Indra AS, Biswas PP, Vineet VT, Yeshaswini T. Botox as an adjunct to orthognathic surgery for a case of vertical maxillary excess. J Maxillofac Oral Surg. 2011;10(3):266-270.
  • Megha P, Thomas PJ, Rajanikanth BR, Kariappa MC. Electrocardiographic and hemodynamic responses to epinephrine containing local anesthetics in hypertensive and normotensive patients in out-patient oral surgery. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kerala state. 2011.
  • Multiple Neurofibromatosis. JOTOMS. 2011; 1(1):
  • Jaishankar HP, Shashidara R, Jayanth BS, Aparna HG, Krupashankar R, Vijayakumar A. Metastatic thyroid carcinoma of mandible. Dental Follicle. 2011;6(4):
  • Jayanth BS, Jaishankar HP, Aparna HG, Megha P, Sunil SM. Sialolithiasis- a report of an unusual case with review. Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Kerala State. 2011;4 (1):
  • Shashidara R, Jayanth BS, Aparna HG, Kavitha AP. Lymphoepithelial cyst of the submental region- A case report and review of literature. RGUHS J Dent Sci 2012; 4(2): 94-98.
  • Siddappa A, Sunil SM, Kumar M, Selvamani M. Compound composite odontoma associated with un-erupted permanent canine: A case report. J of Indian Acad Dent Spec Res. 2014;1(2):74-76.
  • Aparna HG, Jayanth BS, Shashidara R. Congenital epulis in a newborn: A case report, immunoprofiling and review of literature. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2014;24(4):359-63.
  • Ashwin S, Sunil SM, Manoj K, Selvamani M. Nasopalatine Duct Cyst-A Case Report, IOSR J Dent Med Sci. 2014;13(11): 46-48.
  • Ashwin S, Dinoop RS, Sunil SM. Dental Caries Vaccine: An Update. J Dent Pract Res. Jan- Jun 2014.
  • Sunil SM, Babu BG, Deepthi S, Veerabhadrappa AC, Vadavadagi SV, Punde P. Botulinum toxin for the treatment of hyperfunctional lines in the forehead. J Int Soc Prev Community Dent. 2015;5(4):276 – 82.
  • Singh S, Jayanth BS, Gupta K. Diminution of pain from needle insertion in palatal mucosa by two topical anaesthetics: a comparative study between lidocaine/prilocaine(EMLA) and benzocaine. J Adv Med Dent Scie Re. 2015;3(3):9-15.
  • Rakshith H, Jayanth BS, Kaiwan KS. Rehabilitation of surgically resected maxilla using zygomatic implants and hybrid prosthesis. Int J Recent Sci Res. 2016; 7(2):8762 – 8765.
  • Jayanth BS, Piyush MB. Fracture of an Intravenous cannula in the Vein during removal: A case report, Nitte University J Health Sci. 2016;6(2):79-81.


  • Regional Symposium: ‘Cognathics’ on Jan –Feb 2011.
  • Regional Symposium: ‘Oral and Maxillofacial Oncology Management in India- An Integrated Approach’ on 28th May 2012.
  • CDE Programme: ‘Head and Neck Cancer Prevention and Treatment- Changing paradigms & evolving concepts’ on 18th August 2012.
  • Regional Symposium: ‘Cognathics II – A Pan Global Symposium’ on September 2013.
  • CDE Programme: ‘Facial Esthetic Surgery’ on May 2015.


Areas of Research Interest:
  • Bone regeneration in Maxillofacial region.
  • Cleft Lip anomalies.
  • Piezosurgery and its relevance in Maxillofacial surgery.
  • Dental Implants and immediate loading.
  • Antiaging therapy for the face.
Current research:
  • Assessment of Airway Changes Following Ankylosis Release.
  • Piezo-Lingual Split --- A Novel Technique for Impacted Mandibular Third Molar Removal.
  • Comparision of Efficacy of Bupivacaine and Ropivacaine in Post-Operative Pain Control after Palatoplasty.
  • Use of Dermis Fascia Graft for Lip Augmentation.
  • Bone-Ring Technique in Implant Surgery.
  • Intraoral Vertical Sagittal Ramus Osteotomy-Evaluation of a Novel Surgical Technique for Mandibular Dysgnathia.
  • Interrupted Vs.Vertical Mattress Suturing Technique For Lip Revision In Cleft Lip Patients: A Comparative Study
  • Role of PRF in Palatal Fistula Closure.
  • Role of PRF in Soft Tissue Injuries.
  • Rhytidectomy Approach for Condylar Access with and Without Tumescent Anaesthesia.
  • A New Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach For The Treatment Of Low Or High Condylar Fractures.
  • Cannulated Lag Screws-A Revised Technique For The Fixation of Mandibular Fractures.
  • Role Of PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) In Socket Preservation After Removal Of Impacted Mandibular Third Molars.
  • Lingual Split Technique for Removal of Impacted Mandibular Third Molar Using Peizo Electric Device.
  • Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) and Its Emerging Role in Maxillofacial Surgery-An Excellent Bio Active Modifier.
  • Bony Press-Fit Closure of Oro-Antral Fistulas: A Technique for Pre-Sinus Lift Repair and Secondary Closure.
  • Neurosensory Disturbances in Patients Undergoing Mandibular Setback - A Comparative Study between BSSO and IVSRO.
  • A Photographic Assessment of Nose after Cleft Rhinoplasty in Complete Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Patients.
  • Cephalometric Analysis Of Hard And Soft Tissue Changes Following AMOD In
  • Cleft Maxillary Hypoplasia.