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Dr. Girish Rao

Dr. Girish Rao

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BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, FDSRCS - Fellowship in Dental Surgery, FFDRCSI, FDSRCS - Fellowship in Dental Surgery



Oral And MaxilloFacial Surgeon




31 Years Experience Overall  (30 years as specialist)

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Dr. Girish Rao did his under-graduation at Govt. Dental College Bangalore. He secured 1st Rank in all four years in Bangalore University and obtained 2 Gold Medals. He then joined post-graduation in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery at the Govt. Dental College, Madras through all India quota having secured 5th Rank. After completion of his post-graduation, he worked in Kidwai to gain experience in oral cancer. He trained in the UK and obtained 2 fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Ireland. He gained experience in all aspects of Faciomaxillary surgery and worked as the Senior Registrar at the prestigious St.Barts and Royal London Hospital, which is the oldest hospital in the world. He returned back to India in 1999 and is a consultant Faciomaxillary surgery various super specialty hospitals in Bangalore like NIMHANS, Sagar Hospitals, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore Institute of Oncology and Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital. He was Professor & Head of Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, RV Dental College & Hospital for 17 years. He has special interests are in cleft lip and palate surgery, oral cancer, correction of facial deformities, facial trauma and craniofacial surgery. He has published more than 25 papers in International journals and has been invited as a keynote speaker in several national and international conferences.He has authored chapters in Hamilton Bailey’s Clinical methods in General Surgery and Le-fort Access Osteotomy in Juvenile Angiofibroma. He was the Vice President of the Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India and the Ambassador for the International Congress of Oral Implantology.The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has honored him this year with a Fellowship & has appointed him as an examiner for the Membership Exam in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery held at Cairo, Dubai, Bangalore, and Hong Kong.

Jayanagar 8 Block, Bangalore

Mukha Facial Surgery & Implant Center


#134, 42nd Cross Rd, 8th Block, Landmark: Rajalakshmi Kalyana Mandira and Near RV Road Metro Station, Bangalore

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Q: Who is a dentist?

A: A dentist is a doctor who practices dentistry. Dentistry involves the mouth, teeth, gums, and related areas. A dentist takes care of the overall oral healthcare. Common procedures performed at the dentist are tooth filling, tooth extraction, cleaning and polishing of teeth, and minor tooth surgeries like root canal treatment. Within dentistry, there are many specializations that require further training.

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Q: How many sittings does a dentist take for Root canal treatment?

A: Root canal treatment is a dental procedure followed for advanced decay of tooth that cannot be repaired by filling. In this treatment the tooth pulp is removed, the space is cleaned and filled, and finally a crown is placed on the tooth. The number of sittings for a root canal treatment varies depending on the extent of tooth decay.

Q: Will a dentist perform surgery for wisdom tooth removal?

A: People who develop wisdom tooth may require extraction at a later time. A dentist is the right person to perform extraction of wisdom tooth. Once you book an appointment for tooth extraction, the dentist will appraise you of the entire procedure and after care. Sedation, numbing, tissue removal, bone removal, and tooth extraction are the steps of wisdom tooth removal.


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BDS - Government Dental College, Bangalore, 1989
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Madras Dental College, 1992
FDSRCS - Fellowship in Dental Surgery - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1994


Indian Dental Association


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Professor & Consultant at Mukha Facial Surgery & Implant Center
Professor & Head of Dept. of Maxillofacial Surgery at R V Dental College 7 Hospital
Consultant at Sagar Hospital
Professor & Consultant at Bangalore Institute of Oncology
Consultant at Ramakrishna Hospital


1057A Karnataka State Dental Council, 1988
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