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Dr. S.C.Selvamuthukumar

Dr. S.C.Selvamuthukumar

Dr. S.C.Selvamuthukumar

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BDS, MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, FICOI





33 Years Experience Overall  (32 years as specialist)

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Dr. S.C.Selvamuthukumar is a dental practitioner in Adyar and has an experience of 31 years in the field of dentistry. He practices at Shakthi Dental Care in Adyar, Chennai. He has completed his BDS from Government Dental College, Tamil Nadu in 1987 and MDS from Government Dental College, Tamil Nadu in 1991.He is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists(ICOI), member of the Indian Dental Association (IDA), The American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM) and The International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology (IADMFR). He is a life member of the Indian Academy of Oral Medicine & Radiology (IAOMR) and the Indian Prosthodontic Society (IPS).Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Full Mouth rehabilitation including Dental Implants, Root Canal Treatment, Crowns & Bridges, Partial/Complete Dentures, Periodontal Treatment and Orthodontic Treatment.

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Adyar, Chennai

Shakthi Dental Care


52/43, M G Road, Landmark: Near Medall Diagsostics and Opposite M N Eye Care, Chennai

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Mon - Sat

09:45 - 01:30
04:00 - 08:00

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Common questions & answers

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.

Q: What education qualifications are mandatory for a Dentist?

A: A doctoral degree in the field of dental medicine or dental surgery is required to become a dentist. The pre-requisite for doing a dental course is a 4-year bachelor’s degree in a science related field. Qualifying in the dental admission exam and enrolling in a dental school are the next steps.

Q: Should I consult a dentist for bad breath?

A: Bad breath is often due to lack of oral hygiene. In some cases, it may be an indication of some underlying health issue. Consulting a dentist for bad breath is the most logical step. A dentist will perform thorough examination of your teeth and gums to determine the cause of bad breath. Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath.

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.


Awards and Recognitions

The Best Community Service Award - For Promoting Oral Health And Awareness - 2010


BDS - Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, 1987
MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology - Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, 1991
FICOI - ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologist, 2006


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Indian Dental Association
Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI)
Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology
Indian Prosthodontic Society
American Academy of Oral Medicine


1987 - 2018 Owner at Dr.Selvamuthukumar, Shakthi Dental Care


1130 Tamil Nadu State Dental Council, 1991
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