PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY

PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY

The department of Public Health Dentistry deals with preventive, promotive and curative oral health services at mass level (Community level) especially for rural, underserved and under privileged population.

We have a dedicated team of professionals and a fully equipped mobile dental van with all modern equipments and instruments, which are used to carry out dental screening and treatment during camps (outreach programmes). We offer comprehensive oral health care for the patients that include health education, pit and fissure sealant applications, topical fluoride applications, restorations, pulp therapies, extractions and referral to other specialty departments.

To sensitize, educate and spread the message across the larger population, customized programs like Screening for Oral Cancer, AIDS awareness program, Anti-tobacco campaigns, WHO day, World Oral Hygiene Day are observed and conducted on relevant dates in the calendar. Health education is given for certain special groups like pregnant and lactating mother, diabetics etc.

Certain health awareness programs are also for school children wherein the children are educated about how to maintain good oral hygiene.

The Department has centralized museum where dental health education materials have been displayed which are both informative and educative. The department has also satellite clinics for extension of dental services at rural areas.


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