Public Health Dentistry >> Overview
The department of Public Health Dentistry is oriented towards meeting the oral health needs of communities that lack dental health facilities. The objective is to bring people at large within the fold of dental health through outreach programs. Through rural dental camps and adopted satellite centres, the department communicates the basics of good oral care using charts, audio-visual aids and educational sessions. The department also renders dental care and referrals to specialist clinics as and when needed.
The UG and PG students of the college gain first-hand experience of dentistry at the grass-roots level and a sense of social commitment through interaction with the less privileged members of the society. The department operates a modern well equipped mobile dental clinic that travels to even remote locations and serves rural communities.
The 4 satellite centres function with permanent staff and provide comprehensive dental care to the surrounding populations. Achievements include securing university ranks by our P.G.’s and the best P.G. award won by Dr. Amith Kumar in 2013 at national level. Several national and international publications have been authored by the staff.
Future plans include collaboration with other international NGOs. Organizing P.G. conventions and national conferences.
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