Public Health Dentistry | ABSMIDS


DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY

Oral health services are predominantly urban oriented. To overcome this issue and make all speciality services available to the rural population, the Department of Public Health Dentistry has a holistic approach wherein the department trains the students to address problems related to the rural population. It strives to make the students complete oral physicians who can address problems from its root and believe in eradicating it completely. The department trains the students to motivate people by using street plays and health talks to address problems like personal hygiene, water conservation, air pollution etc. 

Since the inception of the department in 1988, a number of health programmes (treatment and check up camps) comprising of diagnosis, restorative treatment, exodontias, oral prophylaxis, oral health awareness, general health awareness etc. have been conducted. 

There are 16 satellite centers which are located in districts of Kodagu, Chickmagalur, Udupi, Uttar Kannada and North Kerala. These centres provide a complete spectrum of treatment from diagnosis to complete rehabilitation with speciality treatment provided free of cost. 

Aims & Objectives 
Oral and dental care delivery to the masses at their doorsteps – An institutionalised approach. 
Orient students to the profession of dentistry, its development, philosophies and to the activities related to community oral health promotion. Provide the student with principles and working details required for administering dental practice effectively. 
Create awareness about oral and dental health among members of the community through activities of community organisations and professional bodies. Make the student aware of the prevailing or changing socio-economic conditions. 

Faculty :

Name of Faculty

Designation

Year of joining

UG Teaching Experience

PG Teaching Experience

Ph.D Guide

Publications in Numbers

Books Published

Dr. Audrey Madonna D’Cruz

BDS, MDS, Reader

2010

7 years

-

-

30

-

Dr. Shilpa. M

BDS, MDS, Senior lecturer

2016

1 year 8 months

-

-

7

-

Dr. Deesha Kumari

BDS, MDS, Senior lecturer

2017

8 months

-

-

2

-

Dr. Sahana Maben

BDS, Tutor

2011

6 years 1 month

-

-

-

-

Dr. Bless Annie Philip

BDS, Tutor

2016

1 year 5 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Ayshath Sharmin

BDS, Tutor

2017

8 months

-

-

-

-

Dr.Jayashree K

BDS, Deputy dental surgeon

2003

14 years 6 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Deepa. D. Halgeri

BDS, Tutor

2010

7 years 6 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Diana Lavina D’Souza

BDS, Tutor

2006

11 years 11 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Maithri

BDS,  Deputy dental surgeon

2003

14 years 2 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Nisha. P. Shetty

BDS, Tutor

2009

8 years 6 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Sheethal. J

BDS, Tutor

2012

5 years 3 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Prasanna. A.Chandan

BDS, Tutor

2012

5 years 2 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Niveditha Murthy

BDS, Tutor

2013

4 years 9 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Vandana. S.J

BDS, Tutor

2013

4 years 3 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Chethana Shashikanth

BDS, Tutor

2014

3 years 9 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Reena Janet D’Souza

BDS, Tutor

2014

3 years 7 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Pavitra. N. Hullur

BDS, Tutor

2015

2 years 11 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Charan Shetty

BDS, Tutor

2015

2 years 10 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Sana Shaikh

BDS, Tutor

2015

2 years 2 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Deeksha

BDS, Tutor

2016

1 year 8 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Reshma Cherian

BDS, Tutor

2017

1 year

-

-

-

-

Dr. Shantha. SP

BDS, Tutor

2017

7 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Shonith. S.Naik

BDS, Tutor

2017

6 months

-

-

-

-

Dr. Drithi Appachu. B

BDS, Tutor

2017

5 months

-

-

-

-

 

Courses offered: BDS

The Department of Community Dentistry is involved in training undergraduate students. Apart from lectures, exercises are designed to help the student understand the community aspects of dentistry. The students are required to submit a seminar on their allotted topics. 

Field programs

  • House to House Survey - Assessment of Oral health status of the community using WHO proforma.
  • Preparation of oral health education material like posters, models, stage plays, skits, lectures etc.
  • Visit to primary health centres
  • Visit to water purification units
  • Visit to Hospital Waste Disposal Plant.
  • Visit to water recycling plants
  • Visit to incineration plants
  • Visit to rural satellite centres run by the institution
  • Rural centre postings for the interns
  • Treatment camp postings on Sundays for the interns
  • Organization of community oral health program, School dental health program including oral health education, Oral and dental treatment camps for rural and semi urban population.

 Department Awards/Achievements/Highlights :-

  • Gold Medal for the Best Community Outreach Program by the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry in 2014 and 2016
  • Best Outreach Activity Award by the International College of Dentists in 2015, 2016, 2017
  • This year bestowed with the Prestigious Sushrutha Award for the most Rural Service Activities by Indian Dental Association in 2017

Research projects (2015-2017) :-

  • External Projects
    • Completed Projects in Numbers – 3 (student projects- 2, staff project – 1)
    • Ongoing Projects in Numbers – 0
  • Nitte Projects
    • Completed Projects in Numbers - 0
    • Ongoing Projects in Numbers - 1

Outreach Program, Place, Date and Patients Statistics for one year (If Applicable)

CAMP REPORT FROM AUGUST 2016 TO JULY 2017

Sl.No

Date

Place

Examined

Treated

1.       

01.08.2016

Bengre

08

03

2.       

01.08.2016

Govt.school, Marakada

111

0

3.       

02.08.2016

B.C.Road

30

25

4.       

14.08.2016

Lions club, Bajagoli, Karkala

96

62

5.       

15.08.2016

Bengre

09

05

6.       

19.08.2016

Dr.M.RamannaShetty Memorial Eng.Med.School, Thokur

534

0

7.       

30.08.2016

D.K.J.P.Hr.Pry.School, Manjanady

213

0

8.       

04.09.2016

Vorkady, Manjeshwara

26

26

9.       

05.09.2016

Bengre

06

03

10.    

08.09.2016

JawaharNavodayaVidyalaya, Mudipu

406

0

11.    

14.09.2016

Kogre, Shantigrama, Sringeri

100

0

12.    

16.09.2016

Dental Wing, SharadaDhanavantari Charitable Hospital, Sringeri

125

65

13.    

19.09.2016

Bengre

11

01

14.    

22.09.2016

Maruthi Educational Institute, Murnad, Madikeri

524

0

15.    

25.09.2016

Sri VenkataRamanaHr.Pry.School, Kulai

32

32

16.    

25.09.2016

Vanaprasthashrama, Kademane, Sringeri

20

0

17.    

27.09.2016

Bailoor

125

67

18.    

29.09.2016

GovtHr.Pry.School, Sringeri

74

0

19.    

02.10.2016

Hejamadikodi ( Survey camp)

253

0

20.    

03.10.2016

Bengre

12

10

21.    

04.10.2016

B.C.Road

30

30

22.    

09.10.2016

Govt.Hr.Pry.School, Devachalla, Elimale, Sullia

35

34

23.    

13.10.2016

Anandashrama High school, Kotekar

56

56

24.    

17.10.2016

Bengre

14

13

25.    

23.10.2016

Hejamadikodi ( Survey camp)

334

0

26.    

24.10.2016

BellikothAnganawadi

19

0

27.    

27.10.2016

 

Barakah International school, Adyar

260

0

28.    

03.11.2016

B.M.AnudhanithaHr.Pry.School, Murooru, Hirgana, Nitte

186

99

29.    

04.11.2016

AshrayaBalwadi, Mundkur

42

0

30.    

07.11.2016

Bengre

15

12

31.    

08.11.2016

Govt.Hr.Pry.school, Halekatte, Kalya, Nitte

155

81

32.    

10.11.2016

YuvashakthiEng.Med.School, Neklaje, Nitte

176

63

33.    

11.11.2016

ThalipadyGuthakadGovt.Hr.Pry.School, Kinnigoli

64

0

34.    

12.11.2016

St.Raymonds High school, Vamanjoor

150

0

35.    

13.11.2016

Govt.Hr.Pry.School, Balpa, Subramanya

42

0

36.    

15.11.2016

SundaraPuranika Memorial Govt.Pry.School, Pervaje, Nitte

327

173

37.    

17.11.2016

Bailoor

54

45

38.    

18.11.2016

Mookambika High school, Hosur, Kundapura

156

0

39.    

19.11.2016

AshrayaBalwadi, Mundkur

21

0

40.    

21.11.2016

Bengre

14

11

41.    

22.11.2016

Govt.Hr.Pry.School, Pervaje, Nitte

401

173

42.    

22.11.2016

GuthakadAnganavadi, Thalipadi

18

0

43.    

23.11.2016

AshrayaBalwadi, Mundkur

75

0

44.    

24.11.2016

St.MaryGoratti School, Hirgana, Nitte

372

102

45.    

28.11.2016

Yennehole, Karkala

112

72

46.    

29.11.2016

Govt.Pry.School, Hirgana, Nitte

125

86

47.    

29.11.2016

Govt.Lowerpry.School, Hemmunje, Nada

25

0

48.    

02.12.2016

Sri.Ramakrishna High school, Putur

433

0

49.    

02.12.2016

Golijar&YelethoorAnganavadi, Thalipadi

30

0

50.    

05.12.2016

Bengre

09

07

51.    

06.12.2016

B.C.Road

33

26

52.    

08.12.2016

Sringeri

477

0

53.    

08.12.2016

Anganavadi, Hejamadi

09

0

54.    

13.12.2016

Padmannnur&PunaruruAnganavadiThalipadi

30

0

55.    

16.12.2016

Sri.Bharathi college, Nanthoor

196

0

56.    

19.12.2016

Bengre

05

03

57.    

22.12.2016

Murnad, Madikeri

116

116

58.    

25.12.2016

DhareKoppa, Sringeri

30

0

59.    

26.12.2016

Nada (Oral Health Education to 20 Anganavadi& 10 Asha Workers)

30

0

60.    

27.12.2016

Uruval, High school, Uppinangadi

344

0

61.    

29.12.2016

D.K.Hr.Pry.School, Karnire, Mulky

85

54

62.    

02.01.2017

Bengre

15

11

63.    

03.01.2017

B.C.Road

25

19

64.    

05.01.2017

Kumbla, Badiyadka

488

0

65.    

08.01.2017

Neralakatte, Bantwal T.Q.

54

54

66.    

13.01.2017

Kumta

592

0

67.    

16.01.2017

Bengre

11

11

68.    

17.01.2017

Bengre

431

86

69.    

24.01.2017

Govt.School, Pavoor

184

0

70.    

27.01.2017

Govt.Hr.Pry.School, Hermunde, Karkala

87

0

71.    

02.02.2017

Govt.School, Anand Nagar, Akashbhavan

110

0

72.    

05.02.2017

Pejavar, Porkodi

56

56

73.    

06.02.2017

Bengre

07

07

74.    

07.02.2017

B.C.Road

17

17

75.    

12.02.2017

Sri.Bharathi college, Nanthoor

54

44

76.    

13.02.2017

Govt.Hr.Pry.School, Kervase,  Karkala

160

0

77.    

14.02.2017

Govt.College, Jaipur, Sringeri

217

155

78.    

20.02.2017

Bengre

13

12

79.    

28.02.2017

Besant Institute of P.G studies, Bondel

126

0

80.    

06.03.2017

Bengre

17

14

81.    

07.03.2017

B.C.Road

32

30

82.    

10.03.2017

St.Jude Eng. Medium Pry.School, Pakshikere

253

0

83.    

12.03.2017

St.Mary Special school, Kinnigoli

103

93

84.    

20.03.2017

Bengre

08

08

85.    

26.03.2017

SamajaMandira, Moodabidri

118

107

86.    

02.04.2017

Holy Family High school, Bajpe

68

68

87.    

03.04.2017

Bengre

16

11

88.    

04.04.2017

B.C.Road

27

26

89.    

09.04.2017

VidyaVinayakaYuvakaSangha, Haleyandi

65

42

90.    

12.04.2017

Primary Health Centre, Nellyadi

20

13

91.    

17.04.2017

Bengre

12

10

92.    

23.04.2017

Spoorthi  Rural Development & Training Society, Beloor, Kedur, Udupi District,

52

39

93.    

26.04.2017

Nellyadi

34

29

94.    

01.05.2017

Bengre

09

09

95.    

02.05.2017

B.C.Road

15

15

96.    

10.05.2017

Nellyadi

30

16

97.    

14.05.2017

Primary Health centre, Punjalkatte, Bantwala T.Q.

38

38

98.    

15.05.2017

Bengre

13

12

99.    

20.05.2017

Oral Health Awareness/Screening camp, Kadri Park

11

0

100.                     

21.05.2017

Gurupura

23

22

101.                     

24.05.2017

Nellyadi

20

17

102.                     

31.05.2017

KSRTC, Bejai, Mangalore

46

35

103.                     

05.06.2017

Bengre

14

08

104.                     

06.06.2017

B.C.Road

14

11

105.                     

11.06.2017

Karnad, Mulki

33

22

106.                     

14.06.2017

Nellyadi

23

18

107.                     

19.06.2017

Bengre

07

05

108.                     

20.06.2017

Mahatma Gandhi Residential school, Kukundoor, Karkala

109

81

109.                     

22.06.2017

Christa SevakeeAshrama, Parpale, Near Karkala

33

0

110.                     

25.06.2017

Beluvai, Moodabidri

63

44

111.                     

28.06.2017

Nellyadi

30

25

112.                     

29.06.2017

M.R.Punja Industrial Training Institute, Thokur

110

0

113.                     

02.07.2017

Morarji School, Neermarga

234

180

114.                     

03.07.2017

Bengre

14

14

115.                     

04.07.2017

B.C.Road

26

24

116.                     

07.07.2017

Morarji school, Macchina, Madanthyar

230

113

117.                     

10.07.2017

BhuvanaJyothi Residential School, Shirthady

291

173

118.                     

11.07.2017

BhuvanaJyothi Residential School, Shirthady

289

220

119.                     

12.07.2017

Nellyadi

31

21

120.                     

14.07.2017

Morarji school, Kammaje, Kinnigoli

243

146

121.                     

17.07.2017

Bengre

08

04

122.                     

21.07.2017

Morarji school, Kallabettu, Moodabidri

205

131

123.                     

26.07.2017

Nellyadi

30

26

124.                     

28.07.2017

Morarji school, Vogga, Bantwala

214

106

125.                     

30.07.2017

Guru NarayanaSabhaGraha, Permude

78

76

 

 

Total

13,826

4,129

 

Patient statistics: in numbers and graphs. (Last Five Years)

RURAL SATELLITE CENTRES PATIENTS REPORT FROM

JANUARY 2012 TO NOVEMBER  2017

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Up to November 2017

Name of the centre

Attended

Treated

Attended

Treated

Attended

Treated

Attended

Treated

Attended

Treated

Attended

Treated

Sringeri

5672

5053

5070

4139

5432

5462

5480

4368

5366

4373

5334

4869

Subrahmanya

2912

2450

2166

1813

3691

3624

4166

3564

4162

3678

4394

3504

Madikeri

1456

1280

1407

1003

846

750

1061

911

1468

1302

1392

1181

Bailoor

5476

5289

8105

6873

7251

8097

8201

6613

8000

6482

7816

6701

Nitte

6113

5405

5399

3895

6391

5917

7645

6502

8439

7272

8035

6834

Mundkur

5577

4737

3575

2648

4580

4297

5084

3156

6698

3941

5949

3463

Nada

1882

1480

1803

1142

2557

2155

2951

2640

2972

2492

2665

2136

Maranakatte

6355

5270

4787

3936

6660

5508

6009

5120

5738

4587

5190

4318

Dabbekatte

6375

5625

5462

4316

6304

5628

6711

5538

6694

5402

6567

5076

Thalipady

3841

3788

5013

3349

5084

4779

5558

4468

5714

4659

5585

4441

Bellikoth

1749

1560

1915

1875

3263

1563

3063

1449

2755

1684

2078

1332

Hejamadykody

3790

3225

3317

2111

4238

2935

4376

4034

4370

3666

4628

3683

Mangalore University

1048

852

1909

1655

2962

2375

3703

3211

4750

4089

3903

3374

Bengre

1000

995

1308

1121

2403

2464

1650

2453

0

0

0

0

Farangipete

2984

2302

5279

5274

6872

5238

7508

5740

8678

6400

8974

7187

Mudipu

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1465

994

Total

56,230

49,311

56,515

45,150

68,534

60,792

73,166

59,767

75,804

60,027

73,975

59,093

 

Patient statistics from 2012-2016

 

 

 

Patient statistics from January 2017- December 2017