Public Health Dentistry

Department of Public Health dentistry

The Department adheres to the age old saying “Prevention is better than cure”. With today’s emerging epidemic and pandemic situation around the globe, it becomes more imperative to understand the subtle meaning behind the proverb. The young generations of oral Health care providers are trained in the prevention of oral diseases which is proved, beyond doubt as one of the chief etiological factors for many systemic diseases. We aim at comprehensive development of our students. They are trained in recognizing the oral health needs of the community at large and provide solutions for the same. They are introduced to their role in pandemics and epidemics which is the need of the hour through enrichment programs and didactic lectures. The Department is well equipped with the paraphernalia required for the routine activities which include screening and oral health treatment camps in remote areas to provide much required oral care for the masses. The Department stages important days like World No Tobacco Day, Oral Hygiene Day etc. The department collaborates with voluntary organizations such as Red Cross, Rotary, Lions club, Farmers Associations and Youth Organizations in conducting various community-based programs. The Department is actively involved in social research and students are encouraged and assisted to complete short studies in the community.


To cater affordable and state of the art dental services for the needy population.


To motivate students to understand and learn their social responsibilities.

Focus on National Health Programmes and research projects in thrust areas of National importance

Program : BDS

Students of final year BDS are trained in topics of Public Health Dentistry

  • Public Health-Introduction, Principles.
  • Dental Public Health- Introduction, Principles.
  • Epidemiology-Concepts, studies, uses.
  • Biostatistics-Basic concepts, Sampling, Statistical tests.
  • Health Care Delivery- Concepts, Health system administration in India.
  • Behavioural and social sciences.
  • Preventive Dentistry


Research Thrust areas :

  • Dental Fluorosis mitigation
  • Epidemiology
  • Prevention of Dental diseases
  • Tobacco cessation

Services Offered :

  • Oral health promotion
  • School dental health programme
  • Outreach programmes/Treatment camps
  • Preventive programmes
  • Tobacco counselling/Cessation programme