Public Health Dentistry

Message From HOD’s Desk

The department of Public Health Dentistry is dedicated in training undergraduate students in prevention and control of oral diseases and promoting oral health through organized community efforts. In the department, we strive to give the right kind of education to our students and try to instill a strong value system in them. The environment in the department is such that there are no barriers hindering communication based on hierarchy, between students and teachers thus ensuring free academic interaction and fearless expression of opinions. Since I firmly believe that prevention is better than cure, I move a step ahead to say that prevention is the cure itself. Long term beliefs of this motto will not just help our students to train themselves for their future challenges but also will serve the community at large for which, we all as   health professionals are committed.

HOD: Dr Renuka Nagarale

Department Highlights 

In the department, the under graduate students (3rd & 4th yr.) trained to take complete and comprehensive case history and indices ; as well as perform some treatment like restorations, oral prophylaxis, pit & fissure sealant, ART, Topical fluoride application.

 Interns are regularly posted in five different satellite centers in and nearby areas of Pune at periodic intervals and also trained for oral health education (at health talk Desk, MARDC) for the patients. They are also posted and trained at TCC (Tobacco Counselling / Cessation center, MARDC) to provide counselling and preventive measures against adverse effect of tobacco use.

Dept. of Public Health regularly organize & conduct screening and health education camps and oral health treatment camps, denture camps throughout the year.

Various days like World Health Day, World Oral Health Day, No Tobacco Day are celebrated every year with different programs for betterment of health and wellness of society.

The students are also motivated to participate in various events and programs for enhancement of their creativity and knowledge.

Social responsibility and awareness created among the students through NSS (National social service).

The students are also motivated to take part in various research activities (article writing, survey, different research studies, etc.).

The students visit water purification /processing plant and get demonstration to understand theory in a better way.

The awareness rally, street play / plays, poster competitions, essay competition, different awareness project we conduct for students throughout the year.

Our Dept.  Constantly work on betterment and / or improvement of neighborhood community and different society through oral health education and promotion.