Preventive and Community Dentistryis one of the important branches in Dentistry, which is concerned with prevention and control of dental diseases and promoting dental care through organised community efforts. The Department primarily deals with prevention of oral diseases by creating awareness among masses through health education programmes.
The Department is actively involved in rendering dental treatment to the poor and needy, who do not have access to dental care. It conducts free dental treatment camps providing basic dental treatment and distribution of free medicine to the needy. The Department collaborates with volunteer organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in various community activities.
Healthy children are the future of the country. Children have to bear the brunt of oral diseases at an early stage. In order to spread the message of oral health, the Department conducts school dental health programmes, which involves screening of children and providing health education. The Department also has 2 Rural Dental Centers