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COMMUNITY DENTISTRY

 Department Overview

Public Health Dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry that aims at preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health and is that form of dental practice which serves the community as a patient rather than the individual. The department was started in the year 2003. The post graduate course was introduced in the year 2011 with 3 PG students, which was increased to 5 postgraduate students in the year 2016.

Department is very well equipped with 28 dental chairs for carrying out all comprehensive dental care for OPD patients. Department also has its own seminar room for students to improve their knowledge and skills in an interactive manner. Department library with good number of latest resourceful books and online access portal for journal (Ebscohost) are made accessible for students. The department has a full – fledged dental health education museum, where OPD patients are educated on routine basis. A well –established Tobacco cessation unit run by the Department aims at motivating current tobacco smokers/chewers to quit the habit.

The department strength is our staff members who are expertise at training UGs and PGs and have many publications in both National and International Journals. They underwent specialized training in Cone Beam Computed Tomography, TMDs management and Oral Cancer Diagnosis. Every year various CDE programmes and workshops are being conducted for benefit of students.In any given day the department handles around 600 outpatients.

The department is well equipped with a mobile dental van with two dental chairs to render door step service. Department frequently conducts outreach programs and oral health education programs in various schools, institutions, orphanages, schools for special children and various public and private sectors in rural and urban areas, where diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases is carried out and the students are trained to deliver oral health care, diagnosis and prevention of oral diseases.

Also, the Department has three satellite centres which caters to the oral health needs of the rural population and has adopted two schools to provide free basic dental treatment. The department also runs a comprehensive dental clinic within the college premises for providing a coordinated delivery of the total dental care required or requested by the patient. As a part of NSS, we also conducted social welfare programs like anti tobacco rally, blood donation, organ donation, Haritha Haram (tree plantation). Apart from this we also organize General Health awareness programs like Swatch Barath.

vision

  • To create awareness regarding the importance of oral health, to promote dental health, to prevent and control dental diseases.
  • To improve the public’s oral health related quality of life and to commit to ethical and responsible leadership in patient care and research.

 KEY FEATURES

  • Extensive outreach program covering more than 30,000 patients annually.
  • Multidisciplinary research activities.
  • Mobile dental clinic, three satellite dental clinics and two adopted schools
  • Urban and rural dental health centre for clinical training.
  • Collaboration with Various humanitarian organizations like Rotary, Lions club, Amma foundation, Agarwal Seva Dal and Sannhita Foundation
  • The strength of the department lies in the research activity wherein the department Faculty has 200+ publications to their credit

 FUTURE PLANS

  • To enroll with various organizations (NGO’s to benefit the community by conducting outreach dental camps)
  • To adopt more number of schools, old age homes, etc.. and to set up more number of satellite centers to cater dental care
  • To create oral health awareness at grass root levels by educating Anganwadi and Village health workers
  • Encourage CDE programs in basic and advanced research methodology

 SpecialiSATION FIELD

  • Full – fledged dental health education museum, where OPD patients are educated on routine basis
  • A well –established Tobacco cessation unit, aims at motivating current tobacco smokers/chewers to quit the habit.
  • Comprehensive dental clinic within the college premises for providing a coordinated delivery of the total dental care
  • More emphasis on preventive measures like pit and fissure sealants, Flourides etc.
  • Tie up with several NGO’s (Lions club, Amma foundation, Sannhitha Founadtion etc..) to promote oral health
  • Regularly organises various NSS activities like anti tobacco rally, Blood donation, Haritha Haram, Traffic awareness walk, Cancer awareness walk etc… and General Health awareness programs like Swatch Barath.
  • Mobile dental van with two dental chairs to render door step service.
  • Conducts outreach programs and oral health education programs in various schools, institutions, orphanages, schools for special children and various public and private sectors in rural and urban areas.
  • Establishment of satellite centres- caters the oral health needs of the rural population
  • Adoption of schools – two schools were adopted to provide free basic dental treatment
  • Research activity- staff and students are encouraged to do research work with Paper presentations and poster presentations in various conferences

Faculty Members

Dr Suhas Kulkarni

Professor and HOD

Dr. M Padma Reddy

Professor

Dr. Muni Kumar Sode

Reader

Dr. K. Sahithi

Reader

Dr. Karthik Kumar K

Reader

Dr. A. Srilatha

Reader

Dr. L. Swetha

Reader

Dr.Loka Suraj Reddy

Senior Lecturer

Dr.Voora Taruni

Senior Lecturer

Dr.Mukavalli Madhuri

Senior Lecturer

Dr.Pilla Padmaja

Senior Lecturer

Dr.Jenisha Patel

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Nitya Krishna Nanamadri

Senior Lecturer

Dr.Monisha Aishwarya

Senior Lecturer

Dr. S. Swapna

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Alka Kumari

Senior Lecturer

Dr.Aswani Lahari

Senior Lecturer

Dr.Katukuri Saikumar

Senior Lecturer

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