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Dr. T. Elangovan

Dr. T. Elangovan

Dr. T. Elangovan

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BDS, MDS- Oral Pathology, Certificate in Dental Implants





Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dentist


Dental Surgeon


Oral Pathologist


22 Years Experience Overall  (22 years as specialist)

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Dr. T. Elangovan received his BDS from Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai and trained in oral and maxillofacial pathology at Sri Ramachandra Dental College and Research Institute from 2001 to 2004 earning his MDS from Sri Ramachandra University. After completing his masters, Dr. Elangovan began his post-doctoral program from Annamalai University and earned his PG Diploma in the field of Medical Laws and Ethics. A record holder throughout his academic career, he went on to present several scientific papers and win awards at both national and international levels. Dr. Elangovan has published numerous articles in medical and dental journals and has written chapters dealing with the oral disease for texts in the field of dermatopathology.He is currently working as a professor at SRM Kattankulathur Dental College and Hospital in the department of oral and maxillofacial pathology and also has empanelment with various universities in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. With a unique style of teaching-oriented towards practical aspects of oral pathology and maintaining a full-time private practice, Dr. Elangovan upholds his goal which is striving for excellence in clinical dentistry and passing it on to the patients in the best way possible.

Choolaimedu, Chennai

DT Smile Care Multispeciality Dental Centre


Old Number 21, New Number 47, Thiruvengadapuram First Street, Landmark: Near Nungambakkam Railway Station., Chennai

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10:00 - 02:00
04:00 - 08:30

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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

Best Scientific Presentation award - Asia Pacific Dental Conference, Colombo, Srilanka - 2010
Best Scientific Presentation Award - National Conference of IAOMP - 2003
Best Outgoing Student - Morning Star Sr. Sec. School - 1993
Best Outgoing Student - Arputharaj Matriculation School - 1991


BDS - Sri Balaji Dental College , Chennai, 1997
MDS- Oral Pathology - Sri Ramachandra Dental College Hospital, 2004
Certificate in Dental Implants - Nobel Biocare, Mumbai., 2013


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Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist
Indian Dental Association
Indian Society of Dental Research
Lions club of central Madras
Exnora international


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1998 - 2002 Assistant Dental Surgeon at Private clinic
1999 - 2001 Consultant Dental surgeon at Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai
2004 - 2008 Senior Lecturer at Sri Ramachandra Dental College & Hospital
2009 - 2013 Reader at SRM Kattankulathur Dental College
2002 - 2017 Principal dentist / Chief Dental Surgeon at DT Smile Care, Multispeciality Dental Centre


4261 Tamil Nadu State Dental Council, 1999

Trainings and Certifications

Qualified DSD (Digital Smile Design) Practitioner - DSD, 2014
Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics (PGDMLE) - Annamalai Universtiy, 2006
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