The Department of Public Health Dentistry is one of the most important branches of dentistry aimed towards creating a society that is mouth healthy through coordinated community efforts. The department tirelessly works towards making dentistry more accessible and affordable to the rural population. This is achieved by the innumerable camps organized by the department in various localities near and far, equipped with our well trained faculty members, interns and high quality armamentarium. The department houses well qualified staff members who imbibe the department’s policies as their own and work towards the betterment of oral health in the community through the awareness programs and events initiated by the department. The department also gives equal importance to student learning, and more importantly inculcates in them the true qualities of a member of a society which will distinguish them from their fellow peers. In the department is an extensive laboratory where there are innumerable handmade posters and models made by the students themselves presented in a creative and informative format. The department facilitates a well equipped Tobacco Cessation Clinic under the direct supervision of the head of the faculties. The clinic aims to create a tobacco free future by counseling the patients about the ill effects of tobacco and encouraging them to quit. Regular monitoring of their quitting process is done rigorously by the department staff members.

Areas of Expertise:

    1. Promotion of effective efforts in disease prevention, health promotion and service delivery.
    2. Expansion of knowledge base of dental public health and fostering competency in its practice.
    3. Identification of critical diagnostic markers for effective prevention.
    4. Establishing Health education platforms.
    5. Organizing Door to door campaigns.
    6. Initiating large scale screening camps.
    7. Monitoring student discussion forums.
    8. Heading national conferences on public health concerns.
    9. Celebrating national and international events as a tool to create awareness.
    10. Regulating community efforts to promote dental health.
    11. Promoting active research on topics of current oral health issues.
    12. Facilitating a well regulated tobacco cessation clinic.
    13. Developing proficiency in community diagnosis.
    14. Establishing effective prevention and treatment protocol.


Public Health Dentistry
Dr. Jagannatha G V
MDS Professor & HOD 044 47418331
Dr. Nagappan N
MDS Reader
Sangeeta T
MDS Reader
Dr. Nagaland. T
MDS Sr.Lecturer
Preetika Parmar
MDS Sr.Lecturer
Ranjith K
MDS Sr.Lecturer
BDS Tutor

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