Public Health Dentistry

About Department

The department is the back bone of the dental college and takes care of oral and dental health awareness. Steps are taken to create social awareness among the public by organising various camps, etc. It is here that the people are made aware about the importance of oral and overall health of the individual as well as the entire community.
Some of the routine steps that are taken by the department are:
  • Educational posters display for dental /oral hygiene maintenance, etc.
  • Organization of dental awareness camps

Counselling is done for tobacco users and they are motivated as well as guided to quit the habit. Such patients are told about the harmful as well as life threatening impact of tobacco. In order to accomplish this goal, a full-fledged tobacco intervention initiative centre for anti-tobacco counselling has been set up and preventive treatments are carried out at the department periodically.

The department also organizes important days in the calendar years such as:
  • World No Tobacco Day
  • Oral Hygiene Day
  • World Dentist Day
  • Doctors Day
  • AIDS Day

In the past five years more than 171 dental camps have been organized and patients from these camps are referred to the dental hospital. It is here that some patients were treated free of cost or at a subsidized rate. The staff and students of all units of Bharati Vidyapeeth are given treatment with fee concessions and the Department also runs 2 satellite centres to meet the dental health of the rural population.

Both the centers at Lavale and Panshet are fully equipped with the latest dental equipment and dental care is provided free of cost. Dedicated staff and interns are posted and postgraduate students from the Department of Oral Surgery, Endodontics & Pedodontics are deployed for specialty treatment. The department has also adopted villages like Ambegaon khurd, Ambegaon budruk and Bhugaon with the consent of their gram panchayats for free dental treatment. While treating the patients, the diagnosis and treatment planning is done by taking the opinions of different department specialists. This helps in following the right path of treatment.