The total floor area of about 4000sq.ft is fully equipped with dental chair units in the undergraduate and postgraduate clinic area and Museum. The additional infrastructure and equipment include:
Well-equipped six peripheral centres extending into different peripheries of the district.
The centres are equipped with dental chairs, diagnostic instruments, scaling, restorative, prosthodontic and extraction instruments.
X-ray units with digital Radiography sensors, Endomotor, Apex locators and Pulp Tester and Autoclave.
Portable dental chair units with all necessary fitments
Mobile Dental clinic bus for outreach programs
Research Publication in Last 5 Years
The Department focuses on the following research-thrust areas:
Oral Disease Epidemiology, Research Methodology
Preventive Dentistry, Public Health Planning
Dental Public Health, Interprofessional Education
CLINICAL TRAINING AND PATIENT CARE
Undergraduate clinical training includes diagnosing and comprehensive treatment planning for patients, education and
counselling on better oral hygiene habits and community health.
The postgraduate clinical curriculum also includes exceptional proficiency across a broad spectrum of dental procedures.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in Public Health Dentistry. Students are taught to assess oral health with relevant Indices and insights to Research Methodology and Biostatistics. Students are allowed to give health education and motivation to the individual and community for improving their oral health, deliver dental treatment to the community through dental health camps especially in the rural areas. The curriculum also includes field visits under which under graduate students will be taken to places such as PHCs, Peripheral Centers, Biomedical Waste Management plant, Milk Dairy, Water treatment plant and Sewage Treatment Plant.
- Clinical Training:
Students are trained in recording various dental indices and comprehensive treatment planning including the application of caries preventive agents such as topical application of fluorides, pit and fissure sealants. We inculcate the clinical skills of the budding professionals towards the comprehensive need of the patients. Students are trained to screen for oral diseases and conduct various clinical procedures such as oral prophylaxis, restorations and extractions in outreach programs. We also educate the students on diet counseling and oral hygiene practices. We aim to improve the oral health of the population by advocacy and through educational, preventive, interceptive and curative services.
- Research Opportunities:
Under the guidance of the faculty, students are encouraged to conduct research to acquire knowledge on epidemiology and prevalence of
oral diseases such as dental caries, periodontal diseases, dental fluorosis and oral cancer among general population. We also conduct Tobacco-related researches and
reinforcement of oral hygiene practices and promotion of oral health.
- Outreach Activities:
There are fully equipped 2 Dental vans which has provision to treat patients. Faculty, Post graduate students and Interns in the
department are posted to the 6 peripheral centers, 3 PHCs and 2 Weekly Centers. We conduct regular screening and treatment camps in both urban and rural areas.
Patients from the camps are referred back to the college for complex treatment procedures. Camp patients will be provided with a green card which the patient has
to carry it along with them while coming to the dental college. Basic treatments such as oral prophylaxis, restorations and extractions will be provided free of cost
and complex procedures at a lesser cost will be provided for the green card holders. We also participate in Cancer awareness program, Village adoption program and
Unnat Bharath Abhiyan.