Department of Public Health Dentistry of BBD College of Dental Sciences was established in the year 2001. Situated on the second floor of the dental college, it comprises of an undergraduate clinic, postgraduate clinic and oral health museum. We work with a mission to eliminate disparities in health status and access to health care services, promote optimum oral health and prevent disease through research, training and preventive and curative services. The Department has one satellite centre at Jaggaur, where the basic oral health care is rendered. Our mobile dental unit (MDU), also helps in this endeavour of providing oral health care to the underserved in the rural areas.
Oral health museum is equipped with various dental models, charts and Audio Visual aids and is presently being utilized for individual patient counselling and tobacco cessation program.
Our Under Graduate (BDS) program starts with the fourth year BDS, where the students are trained through a strict and regular schedule of lectures, clinical postings and outreach camps.
Our Postgraduate (MDS) program commenced in the year 2008, with 2 seats, aimed to impart quality specialised training to the students. Along with their curriculum of lectures, seminars and clinical work all the post graduate students actively participate in our community outreach programs and projects.
Our department is equipped with state of art facilities for preventive procedures and patient counseling. Our community satellite center and mobile dental unit are active in providing oral health care to the underprivileged. We also educate the public regarding importance of oral health & hygiene and tobacco cessation.
In the Academic year of 2010-2011, we have attended and educated 2727 patients in village dental camps, 5524 patients in school dental health programs and 1204 patients in the department.
We also perform procedures for caries prevention such as Fluoride application, Pit & fissure sealant application, Atraumatic Restorative Technique and Preventive Resin Restorations.
Mobile Dental Unit
We have 4 ongoing and 2 completed Post graduate MDS theses and 8 research projects. Our Faculty members have 15 national and 3 international publications and have made various presentations in national conferences and CDE programs. Our post graduate students have also presented papers and posters in the national conferences.