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Public health dentistry, dental specialty is concerned primarily with the prevention & control oral diseases & oral health promotion through organized community efforts. Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry started functioning with UG programme (BDS) since 2001.  The department is having a museum for Oral health education.

It is offering service to the humanity by organizing oral health check up &/ health promotion & educational camps in a school settings, community & industrial settings with adult education programmes. The department has a Mobile van with portable chairs which helps the dental health care team to reach out to the underserved segments of the population

Extension activities:

There are 2 satellite centres located in the vicinity of the Kolhapur district where comprehensive oral care is rendered to the needy with an elaborate referral system for more specialized care.

Our department is serving majority of rural population of the nearby villages at free/ affordable cost through these outreach programmes. Thus serving for people of low socioeconomic status & for needy & susceptible population, make students aware, skilful trained dental professionals.

Aims & Objectives:

Creating Oral health care awareness in the community through the organized community efforts in collaboration with other social & professional bodies/organizations.

Oral and dental care delivery to the masses at their doorsteps – through institutionalized approach & outreach programmes.

Students Orientation programmes through active participation in oral health care, for better understanding of concept of public health dentistry.