Spread over 7 acres of verdant landscape, owned wholly by SGR Technical and Educational Society, the college is located in Marathahalli, Bangalore with the infrastructure befitting a well-established modern dental institution
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  Public Health Dentistry  

The Department of Public Health Dentistry is highly integrated in terms of educational objectives, research activities, and patient care with extremely dedicated faculty of the department working together to achieve these goals. The educational program in the Department of Public Health Dentistry mainly focuses on developing the dental student's skill and knowledge about the welfare of the community regarding their oral health. The students are educated about oral hygiene practices, brushing techniques, various types of indices and to motivate the patients about their oral health by giving health talks. Regular dental check-up and treatment camps are conducted by the department. A well-equipped mobile dental van facility is available for poor and rural people. Toothpastes and toothbrushes are supplied to the patients free of cost and referral cards are also given to the patients for free treatment in the college. The department is actively involved in the research programs and publications in various national and international journals representing the keen interest of the department in expansion of the breadth and depth of public health dentistry.

FACULTY

  • Dr. N.Vijaya Kumar - Principal, Professor and Head
  • Dr. Shobha Sridhar - Professor
  • Dr. Chaithanya Reddy - Reader
  • Dr. Sabeena - Tutor
 
ACTIVITIES
UNDERGRADUATES:

Assignments and discussion on topics of clinical relevance pertaining to the subject
Recording and discussion of long and short case history
Demonstration and performance of recording dental indices
Seminars, field visits are undertaken by the students
Models / charts to be submitted

POST GRADUATES:

Long case and short case history recording and treatment and preventive procedures
Presentation of seminars on topics of public health dentistry
Presentation of interdepartmental seminars
Presentation and discussion of journal clubs
Library dissertation
Short term studies
Dissertation as per RGUHS norms
Scientific paper presentations in National and international conferences
Scientific paper publications
Lectures and clinical discussion for undergraduates.

INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Department is well equipped with both electrically operated chairs.
  • Separate divisions for undergraduate and postgraduate students with sections for sterilizing instruments.
  • Department library with books and latest journals as recommended by RGUHS and DCI.
  • Seminar hall equipped with a projector for presentation of case reports, articles and seminars on various topics in public health dentistry.
  • Post graduates' room.
  • Computers with internet facilities
  • Oral health museum for educating patients is present in the college.
  • Well-equipped mobile dental van is present for out reach programs of the department.
SPECIAL POSTING / PERIPHERAL CENTRES
  • The department also runs Satellite dental Clinics where patients can avail quality dental Treatment at:
  • Peripheral posting at R.K . Math, Ulsoor.
  • Primary Health Centre, Yemlur
  • K.R. Puram General Hospital, KR Puram

PUBLICATIONS

Dr. N. Vijaya Kumar
i. Dental Practice Management in India, Part 1, IAPHD, Vol :1, No:1, Nov 1998
ii. Awareness of Obstructive sleep Apnea among dentists of teaching hospitals in Bangalore City, Indian Dentist Research Review, Vol. 4: Issue 5, 2009
iii. Awareness of Biomedical waste management among dentists of teaching hospitals in Bangalore city, Indian Dentist Research Review, Vol. 4: Issue 4, 2009
iv. A Trial of use of Electro- Acupuncture Analgesic in Dentistry, JIAPHD , Vol : 2010, Issue 15
v. Botox for Beauty-Revisited, Indian Dentist Research (Under Review),Vol :5, Issue :3,2010
vi. Aerosols-A Concern for Dentist, Indian Dentist Research Review, Vol :5, Issue :3,2010
vii. Assessment of the relationship between stress and dental caries among preuniversity students of Bangalore City, Dentistry International Vol.6 Issue 4 Oct-Dec2010
viii. Prevalence of Dental Caries among 3-5 year old cleft lip/palate patients in Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Bangalore, Dentistry International Vol.6 Issue 4 Oct-Dec2010
ix. Trace elements and coliform count of commercially available drinking water, Dentistry International Vol.6 Issue 4 Oct-Dec2010.

Dr. Shobha M

i. ART Restoration in Balijagath school children : Evaluation after 1 year – a pilot study. Dental Isles, Vol.2: Issue 1, Jan-Mar 2009: Page No:2-3.
ii. Botox for Beauty – Revisited, Indian Dentist Research (Under Review),Vol :5, Issue :3,2010
iii. Aerosols – A Concern for Dentist, Indian Dentist Research Review, Vol : 5, Issue :3,2010.

Dr. S . Chaithanya Reddy

i. Botox for Beauty – Revisited, Indian Dentist Research (Under Review),Vol :5, Issue :3,2010
ii. Aerosols – A Concern for Dentist, Indian Dentist Research Review, Vol :5, Issue :3,2010.
iii. Oral health status and treatment needs of Karnataka State Road Transport drivers and Employees in Mysore division. JIAPHD Vol:2010 ,Issue : 16
iv. Assessment of the relationship between stress and dental caries among preuniversity students of Bangalore City, Dentistry International Vol.6 Issue 4 Oct-Dec2010
v. Prevalence of Dental Caries among 3-5 year old cleft lip/palate patients in Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Bangalore, Dentistry International Vol.6 Issue 4 Oct-Dec2010
vi. Trace elements and coliform count of commercially available drinking water, Journal of Dental Sciences September 2011; Vol.3: Issue 3:18-22.

 
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