Affiliated to NTR University, Recognized by the Dental Council of India(DCI).
Public health dentistry plays key role in understanding the distribution and determinants of oral diseases and to educate, motivate and promote oral health in diverse populations, with the help of public health dentistry the BDS students can improve their communication skills, while interacting with public in dental camps, and they co-ordinate with other group of doctors,made some valuable group discussions during awareness,treatment camps eventually make them evolve into community leaders, these leadership qualities help them in their clinical practice in future.with the help of Mobile dental van they will reach the remote areas/villages and conduct screening and treatment camps,in these out reach programmes they will conduct Atraumatic Restorative therapy [ART], encourage community water fluoridation programmes which helps in reducing oral disease burden of the community.
They play the role of torch bearers in preventing diseases and promoting oral health by topical fluoride application in the department,fluoride mouth rinsing programmes and school health education programmes. They can bring awareness among public regarding tobacco ill-effects by conducting rallies and campaigns with the help of ply cards and slogans during No tobacco Day May 31st and they will encourage tobacco cessation by giving tobacco counselling in the department and also give Nicotine Replacement therapy(NRT) with the collaboration of Community medicine,Pulmonology department. They will conduct oral health awareness campaigns on world health day April 7th ,national dentist day march 6th ,national oral hygiene day march 20th and on Public health dentistry day June 19th .This Holistic approach of public health dentistry helps in reaching the concept of Oral health leads to Over all Health.Comprehensive oral health care is given in the adopted villages named Bandarulanka,Ambajipeta and also in the rural ,urban,nodal centres.