Department of Community & Preventive Dentistry
Community and Preventive dentistry is the dynamic field of dentistry which provides basic & advanced health awareness, prevention of oral/dental diseases & awareness of oral hygiene in any population. Community Dentistry is a basic science subject taught in the Second Professional year of BDS. The department has strong tradition of service to the community through community outreach program focusing on vulnerable, underprivileged and deprived population.
The main purpose of the subject is to spread oral health awareness in the public through organized community efforts. The course aims to stimulate interest and to encourage a questioning approach to community dental health issues and their relationship to clinical practice. The curriculum provides the student with a broad range of knowledge and practical experience in dental public health, primary health care approach and epidemiology of oral diseases To help students understand public health programs, planning and organizational evaluation of dental services are outlined to them. Basic research methods and statistical principles required in dental research and epidemiology are also covered.
- BDS 2nd year oral biology
- KAP study of mother’s regarding oral health status of their children aged 1-12 years.
- Assessment of oral health knowledge, attitude and practice among medical students.
State of the art phantom Head laboratory, Fluorosis study models, DMFT models, CPITN recording study models and portable dental unit for community outreach programs.