PubIic Health Dentistry

Framed in the philosophy of ‘Reaching the Unreached’, Public health dentistry is one of the nine specialties of Dentistry which deals with preventing and controlling oral diseases, promoting oral health at community level. The goals of the specialty is to identify and measure the oral health problems and needs of the community, to identify means by which these needs can be best met within the constraints of resources. The dental public health professionals of the department work to promote oral health through education, research, prevention and control of dental diseases. The department has well equipped infrastructure for comprehensive learning both in terms of academic as well as clinical concern. The students are trained to provide comprehensive oral health care with special emphasis on preventive modalities. The department conducts outreach activities which includes camps, school dental health programs, field visits, survey to cater to the needs of underprivileged and vulnerable population.

The department successfully completed 250 odds of community service programs. The days of global importance are celebrated through various programs. The department runs the satellite centers to provide oral health care to the rural population residing in the vicinity of satellite centers and also refers patients to the dental college for advanced treatments. The department conducts research & support demonstration projects to gain new insights & application of innovative solutions to oral health problems. The department coordinates and supports various research activities and conducts training programs on epidemiology, research methodology and data analysis.