Public Health Dentistry

Department Overview

The department of Public Health Dentistry has been committed to promote dental care through organized community efforts supported with excellence in teaching the art of prevention.

The department of Public Health Dentistry teaches & guides the BDS students for 2 years from third year till the end of final year in the form of lectures and clinical postings and in internship for a 3 month posting.

During the course of 2 years topics like Public health, Preventive dentistry, Public health problems & programs in India, Nutrition, Environment and their role in health, statistics, epidemiological methods, National health policies, dental financing, Principles of management, Auxiliaries, structures & functioning of IDA, DCI are taught and during the clinical postings, the students learn about case history, indices and preventive procedures. The department of Public Health Dentistry encourages the interns to attend and organize camps for the socially weaker sections of the society, nearby schools, orphanages, old age homes, factory workers, organizations. They are also made to work with the NGOs to serve the society at large. A tobacco counseling cell has been established with collaboration with Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation (NSF) where interns counsel patients having any form of tobacco use habit. Short surveys & research activities are encouraged to be carried out by the interns.

Dental screening & treatment camps are held with support from other departments for children with special needs, Jail Camps, remote area camps. We have been an active participant in Colgate's Bright Smiles Bright Future program targeting the school children and has been successful in providing preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative care to the needy free of cost.

A well-equipped, fully functional and state of the art mobile dental unit caters to the need of the unreached under outreach programs run by the department. The department also has an oral health education museum containing a plethora of health education materials, models, charts, portraits and exhibits contributed by the undergraduate students as their project works.

The department has successfully hosted the basic research methodology workshop approved by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Tobacco Intervention initiative (TII) workshops in association with Indian Dental Association, Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation (NSF).

The department currently a satellite center at Karjat, Taloja Jail and Virar at which we provide primary dental care to the underserved. Special & complex cases get referred to the specialty OPD of the college as per the need.

Faculty

1. DR. DHEERAJ KALRA

DR. DHEERAJ KALRA
Designation
Reader & Incharge
Total Experience In Years
8 years 7 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai 2008
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
College of Dental Sciences, Davangere 2013
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 08
INTERNATIONAL: 37

2. DR RENU TAYWADE

DR RENU TAYWADE
Designation
Tutor
Total Experience In Years
20 years 2 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Jamanlal Goenka Dental college, Akola 1999

3. DR. PRERANA HARIYANI

DR. PRERANA HARIYANI
Designation
Tutor
Total Experience In Years
2 year 2 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Krishna institute of medical science, Karad 2019
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 01

4. DR.MANJIRI DESHMUKH

DR.MANJIRI DESHMUKH
Designation
READER
Total Experience In Years
4 years and 5 Months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
VSPM’S DENTAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL, NAGPUR 2010
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
ACPM DENTAL COLLEGE, DHULE 2015
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 03
INTERNATIONAL: 15

5. DR.BHUVANESHWARI NADAR

DR.BHUVANESHWARI NADAR
Designation
SENIOR LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
3 Months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
SINHAGAD DENTAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL, PUNE 2012
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
BAPUJI DENTAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL, DAVENGERE 2019
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 03
INTERNATIONAL: 08

Gallery

TOBACCO CESSATION CENTER AS PER DCI GUIDELINES

A fully Functional Tobacco Cessation Center called “Life First” is established in collaboration with Narottam Sekhsariya Foundation since 2017.It is located at ground floor of the College. Interns and Faculty of our college are regularly trained to carry out tobacco cessation.

SATELLITE CENTER AT VIRAR-SAKWAR IN COLLABORATION WITH RAM KRISHNA MISSION ASHRAM, SAKWAR

Our College in collaboration with Ram Krishna Mission Ashram, Sakwar has established a Dental Satellite Center since 2009, in which patients are regularly screened and treated for various dental diseases. Treatments provided here are Scaling, filling of decay tooth, extraction of tooth and root canal treatment

SATELLITE CENTER AT TALOJA JAIL IN COLLABORATION WITH MINISTRY OF PRISON.

Our College in collaboration with Ministry of Prison has established a Dental Satellite Center at Taloja Jail since 2017, in which prisoners are regularly screened and treated for various dental diseases. Treatments provided here are Scaling, filling of decay tooth, extraction of tooth and root canal treatment.

SCREENING CENTERS ESTABLISHED AT PEN

College has established 4 screening centers in Pen taluka of Riagad District. The four centers are Kasu,koleti,Shirke and Kharpale.The patients screened here, are regularly brought to college and are provided treatment at concessional rate.

SCREENING CAMPS WITH LIFE TRUST INDIA ORGANIZATION

College has signed an MoU with Life Trust India Organization in which regular screening camps are organized for underprivileged children of Anganwadi’s from Different slums areas of Mumbai

MEGA TREATMENT CAMP AT PALGHAR UNDER MINISTRY OF HEALTH, GOVERNMENT OF MAHARASHTRA

In Collaboration with Ministry of Health, Mega treatment camp was organized at Palghar on 3rd March 2019, in which 201 patients were screened and 76 patients were offered dental treatments like Extraction of teeth, scaling and filling of teeth.

MEGA SCREENING CAMP IN SCHOOLS OF KHARGHAR

Mega Free Dental Screening Camp at various Schools in Kharghar was attended by Doctors of YMT dental College and hospital on 19th June 2018 which was organized on occasion of birth anniversary of MLA Vivekananda Patil Saheb under the guidance of Corporator Gurunath Gaikar.7 schools with strength of 2550 were simultaneous screened. Total 92 doctors made this possible, of which 63 were interns, 17 PGs and 12 faculties.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED ANNUALLY SINCE 2014

Dept of Public Health Dentistry hosts every year Basic Research Methodology Workshops conducted under IMETTT (MUHS), Nashik. Every year Eminent Panel of speakers teach the basics of Research to first year postgraduate students and Faculty of our college.

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB) & INSTITUTIONAL ETHICS COMMITTEE (IEC)

Dept of Public Health Dentistry regularly hosts the Institutional Review Board (IRB) & Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) meetings where the research studies of students and faculty are presented, and Ethical Clearance is given for the studies which meet the all the criteria.

ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF “NO TOBACCO DAY”

Department every year celebrates “No Tobacco Day” on 31st May where activities are carried out to bring about awareness regarding ill effects of Tobacco. Activities carried out are Lectures, Rallies and Skit performance.

SATELLITE CENTER AT KARJAT IN COLLABORATION WITH LIFE OF LIGHT TRUST, KARJAT

Fully Function satellite clinic at Karjat which with two chairs established which is established in the year 2019.

Z P SCHOOL KHARGHAR, 29-02-2020

Oral health awareness and oral health checkup camp organized by dept. of Public Health Dentistry, for age group 6-10 years.

WONDERKIDS PRE SCHOOL, KHARGHAR 07-11-2019

Oral health awareness and oral health checkup camp organized by dept. of Public Health Dentistry, for kids and staff.

MESSAGE FROM HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

Dr. Dheeraj Kalra

We are committed to promote oral health care of local population and improve the current oral health scenario in the society.

We encourage student camp activities and projects including research projects in order to make students serve the community at their professional capacity. Incorporation of preventive strategies to maintain oral health & general health at large is our primary focus as this is the need of the hour for our country.

With an excellent team support of my staff members, interns, students & management, I feel contented to be able to achieve my aims.

Infrastructure

Dental Van of Dr.G D Pol Foundation YMT Dental College & Hospital, Kharghar

Dept of Public Health Dentistry has well equipped Mobile Dental Van which is used for Outreach activities of the department.

Awards and Achievements

Department of Public Health Dentistry received Academic Excellence Award for the year 2018 for conducting 275 camps in Academic year 2018.

Dr.Dheeraj Kalra

Achievements

Appointed at the panel for IMETTT (MUHS) for Research Methodology Appointed at the panel for accredited speakers at Maharashtra State Dental Council (MSDC) Delivered more than 194 lectures at various research methodology workshops and various other platforms

Awards
  • Best performance at “Samshodhana” Workshop for Biostatistics, held at Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Sept-2012.
  • IDA Davangere Award for securing 4th rank in the subject Public Health Dentistry at RGUHS May 2013 exams.
  • Dr. Prashant G.M. Award for scoring highest marks in the subject Public Health Dentistry at RGUHS May 2013 exams
  • RGUHS Rank 4 in the subject Public Health Dentistry at University exams May 2013 exams
  • Awarded Star Mentor for research designs at Indian Society of Dental Research, ISDR unit of International association of Dental Research held at Navi Mumbai on 30th September 2018.
Star Mentor for research designs at ISDR Conference.

Dr.Purvi Bhate

  • Won “Best Scientific Paper” titled “Aesthetic Rehabilitation among Children” at the 62nd IDC Conference held between 12-15th February 2009, Nagpur.
  • Won “Best Scientific Paper” titled “Cryosurgery” at the Karnataka State Dental Conference held between 20th-22nd November 2009, Belgaum.
  • Received Certificate of merit and gold medal on the 25th KLE Foundation day, 13th Nov 2010 for best scientific paper presentation at 62nd Indian Dental Conference, Nagpur.
  • Received a Long term research Grant from MUHS in 2019 for her research titled Formulation and evaluation of herbal product for Nicotine cessation therapy –an invitro study.