Public Health Dentistry (PHD) provides leadership and expertise in population-based dentistry, oral health surveillance, policy development, community-based disease prevention and health promotion, and the maintenance of the dental safety net.
The department is unique among the specialities as it is not primarily a clinical speciality; it is a speciality where the practitioners focus on dental and oral health issues in communities and populations rather than individual patients. The hospital has an excellent infrastructure with a technologically equipped dental van with efficient dentists to meet the needs of the patients.
The department has expertise in a wide range of areas as listed below
To provide support to students so they may succeed and excel throughout their diagnostic and treatment camps.
Being the trusted resource for oral health information that will help patients in dental camps and be good stewards of their own oral health.
Improve dental public health outcomes through a strong collaborative treatment with other dental departments.
Ensure that dental treatment is met to the patients who are identified at camps sites and are effectively treated in the dental hospital.