Public Health Dentistry

  • The department plays a pivotal role in catering to oral health needs at the community level. It delivers oral health services to the needy and the deprived segment of the community through outreach programs and also provides transportation services for the patients to reach the college for accessing treatment.
  • Students are trained to enhance their clinical skills so as to provide quality dental care to the patients through Comprehensive Treatment Training Programme which includes clinical training like fillings, scaling of teeth, extraction & root canal treatment at the undergraduate level.
  • Department also has its own Digital Seminar Room for students to improve their knowledge and skills in an interactive manner. Departmental Library is equipped with a plethora of latest resourceful books and online access portal for various journals.
  • Department frequently conducts camps and oral health education programs in various rural as well as urban areas, schools, institutions, primary healthcare centers, community halls, through fully equipped mobile dental van with seating capacity.
  • Department operates 5 satellite centers rendering dental services in rural and urban areas. It is an attempt to provide dental care near their house to utilize the health services in its maximum range. Dental doctors skilled in clinical expertise along with interns are posted in all satellite centers to cater to the needs of the community.
  • Student training in the department takes departure from the traditional disease status evaluation towards development of crucial dental public health skills by giving more importance on prevention of disease and promotion of health.
  • The department actively conducts epidemiological research and publishes research studies in various national and international journals & the students are motivated to attain precision in conducting research and its application of the same.
  • We train students to diagnose, educate, create awareness to prevent the common oral health problems like dental caries, periodontal disease, oral cancer and malocclusion. Students also transform in to a promotive and minimal intervention dentist. A customised oral health education and dietary counselling, sealant and fluoride application, PRR and Minimal Intervention Dentistry are some of the domains under which they would be trained.
  • The team of doctors has successfully organised and conducted 1500+ outreach and awareness programs, with about more than 2.5 lakh beneficiaries in the last decade. A student will have a hands on experience to plan, co-ordinate and conduct oral health care programs in conjunction with government schemes like “UBA - Unnat Bharat Abhiyan”; targeting rural India. Apart from this a students would actively co-ordinate and participate in Dental outreach activities in collaboration with NGO’s like “Rotary”, “Lion’s Club”, Umang Ashram”, “SEAL Ashram” etc and deliver oral health care for targeted groups.
  • Structured tobacco cessation training is in practice since the year 2010 in the institution. A self-sustained team of doctors, students and support staff work selflessly to create a tobacco free society. A three chain referral system ensures patient flow and each patient gets a minimum of 3 follow ups or therapy until they quit the habit. Students get diligently trained in this system to perform his duties to create and build tobacco free society.
  • A mobile dental van is used to conduct free dental camps in and around Raigad district. Many camps have been held in collaboration with MNC's, NGO's, schools, the under privileged institutes, industries etc.
  • Various dental procedures can also be carried out in this well-equipped dental clinic on wheels. This van has also been also used for screening camps in & outside Raigad district so as population of remote rural areas which are deprived of dental treatment, can also avail free dental checkup & treatment at their doorstep. This facility has benefitted more than 1 lakh people during the last decade.
  • Five Satellite centres are setup in rural areas/villages as well as in urban population so as to cater population in and around that area. This facility has allowed us to serve more than 50,000 people across all 5 centres since last 5 years.
  • Students are also well trained to provide comprehensive oral health care to patients which are referred to the department from OPD of the college as well as from various outreach activities.
  • Health education and health promoting activities in the form of rallies, skits, roadshow, flashmob, health education models and presentations are conducted in the community so as to create awareness among the local public and help in prevention of oral diseases eventually reducing the burden of oral diseases on population.
  • Department also actively conducts workshops on Research Methodology and Biostatistics for students so as to train them for conducting research ethically & in a planned manner which can be published in reputed International & National Journals which will help them in building a research oriented mindset.

The Department of Public Health Dentistry intends to create, promote and establish positive perceptions about oral health in the community. The Undergraduate students are trained in the development of communication skills, conduct oral health education & comprehensive treatment planning to excel in community-based outreach programs. To achieve this, department has MOU with various companies and Institutes.

Sr No. Name of the Collaborating Institution
1 Primary Health Centre, Ajivali
2 Rural Hospital, Kashele
3 SEAL Ashram, Nere (NGO)
4 MGM Hospital for child and Women’s health, Kalamboli
5 Vasudev Balwant Phadke Smriti Mandir, Shirdhone
6 Indian Dental Association (IDA)
7 Rotary Club
8 Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (Govt Initiative)
9 Lions Club
10 Shri Bhagwati Sai Sansthan, Pnavel
Sr. No. Photo Name of the Teacher Designation
Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar
Dr. Vaibhav Pravin Thakkar Reader & HOD
Dr. Deeksha Shetty
Dr. Deeksha Shetty Reader
Dr. Ankit Shah
Dr. Ankit Shah Lecturer
Dr. Pankaj Londhe
Dr. Pankaj Londhe Tutor
Dr. Rafeeq Nalband
Dr. Rafeeq Nalband Tutor
Dr. Mausami Malgaonkar
Dr. Mausami Malgaonkar Tutor
Dr. Kashmira Kadam
Dr. Kashmira Kadam Tutor
Sr. No. Title/Text of Publications Faculty Name & Designation Status
Comparison of palatal rugae patterns in Kodava and Malayalee populations of South India. Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences 2013; 5: 84-89. Dr.Deeksha Shetty, Reader Complete
Effectiveness of Individual and Group Counseling for Cessation of Tobacco Habit Amongst Industrial Workers in Pimpri, Pune – An Interventional Study. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2013; 14: 1133-39. Dr.Deeksha Shetty, Reader Complete
Dental Status Of Individuals Attending School For Special Children In Navi Mumbai. Dental Dialogue. Jan 2014; 39:3:51-53. Dr.Deeksha Shetty, Reader Complete
Influence of selected socio-demographic factors on the periodontal status of the pregnant women – A cross sectional study. Bhavnagar University Journal Of Dentistry. Jan 2014; 4:1:40-45. Dr.Deeksha Shetty, Reader Complete
Dental Fluorosis among 12 and 15 year old school going children of Sholapur city, Journal of Ahmedabad dental college and Hospital. February 2014; 4:2:68-72. Dr.Deeksha Shetty, Reader Complete
Electronic Cigarettes: Ambiguity and controversies of usage. Journal of college of physicians and surgeons. Journal of Ahmedabad dental college. April 2014; 24:4:279-81 Dr.Deeksha Shetty, Reader Complete
Palatal Rugae Patterns as a Bioindicator for Forensic Identification in Kodava and Tibetan Populations of India. Journal of International Oral Health 2015; S(2):1-3 Dr.Deeksha Shetty, Reader Complete
Effects of Different Curing Lights on Microleakage in Resin-based Composite Restorations. International Journal of Oral Care and Research, January-March (Suppl) 2018; 6(1):1-4 Dr.Deeksha Shetty, Reader Complete
Oral Health status of hearing impaired individuals in a school in Vashi, Navi Mumbai. IJOCR Jan 2020 Dr.Deeksha Shetty, Reader Complete
Dermatoglyphics and Dental Caries: A Cross Sectional Study among 12 year old School children in Mangalore India. – Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 2014: 7(1):20-25 Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar, Lecturer Complete
Fluoride content and labeling of toothpastes marketed in India – Community Dental Health – 2015: 32(3): 170-173 Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar, Lecturer Complete
Study of Role of Information Technology in Research by Dentists In the Dental Colleges in Mumbai. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research 2017; 8(5): 1-4. Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar, Lecturer Complete
Determination of fluoride level in drinking water from water samples in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2017; 15(4):395-8. Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar, Lecturer Complete
Self-Perceived Halitosis amongst School, Junior College and Dental College Students in Navi Mumbai Region- 'a Kap Survey’. J Dent Treat Oral Care 2017; 2(1): 1-8 Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar, Lecturer Complete
Study of impact of Nutrition on Oral Health of college students and the role of Information Technology to control and enhance Oral Health. International Journal of Research in Electronics and Computer Engineering 2018; 6(1): 40-46 Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar, Lecturer Complete
Assessment of Oral Health Status and Erosive Tooth Wear among Employees of a Petrochemical Industry in Mangalore, India. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development 2019; 10(4): 128-133. Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar, Lecturer Complete
Assessment of the Self Evaluation of Dental appearance among Non-dental Undergraduate students and their attitude towards orthodontic treatment – Cross Sectional Study. Global Journal for Research Analysis 2019; 8(4): 32-34. Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar, Lecturer Complete
Assessment of association between dental neglect and oral health status among young adults. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2019; 5(4): 159-162 Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar, Lecturer Complete
Geo-spatial distribution of fluoride in drinking water resources in Eastern of Iran. Water Supply 2020; 20(3). Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar, Lecturer Complete
Incidence and recurrence of dental caries after repeated application of topical fluoride gel on permanent dentition of school children of a school based dental program in Nerul: A retrospective study. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development 2020; 11(3): 591-94 Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar, Lecturer Complete
Assessment of Tobacco prevalence among employees working in a shopping mall in Panvel , Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2021; 19: 22-26. Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar, Lecturer Complete
Assessment of the oral health status and association between developmental defects of enamel (DDE) and dental caries among 5 years, 12 years and 15 years old school children in Panvel Taluka, Raigad District, Maharashtra. International Journal of Dental Science And Innovative Research (IJDSIR) 2021; 4(1): 582-88 Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar, Lecturer Complete
Management of non-vital maxillary central incisors with open apex using mineral trioxide aggregateapical pliugs- A case report, Jcontempdent 2011; 1(2):30-4 Dr. Mausami Malgaonkar Complete
Intentional Replantation-A Viable Treatment option, Annals & essence of Dentistry 2017 Dr. Rafeeq Nalband Complete
Management of Bilateral Radicular cyst in the Permanent Maxillary Lateral incisors, Ind J of oral Health & Res. 2018; 4(1):27-30 Dr. Rafeeq Nalband Complete
Assessment of Anxiety, Pain Perception and Impact of Photographic Documentation on Subjects Undergoing Periodontal and Implant Surgeries in a Dental Setup: A Cross Sectional Questionnaire Survey. Dr. Pankaj Londhe Tutor Complete
Evaluation of The Stress Distribution on Four Different Peri Implant Bone Types When Loaded with Three Different Implant Lengths Subjected To Vertical and Oblique Forces in Mandible in All on Four Concept: A Three Dimensional Finite Element Analysis Dr. Pankaj Londhe Tutor Complete
Comparative Evaluation of the Effect of CO2, Diode and Er:YAG Laser on Titanium Surface Topography and their Bactericidal Efficacy on Titanium Discs Contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus – An In –Vitro Study. Dr. Pankaj Londhe Tutor Complete
Evaluation of the Stress Distribution Four Different Peri Implant Bone Types When Loaded with Three Different Implant Lengths Subjected to Vertical and Oblique Forces in the Mandible A Three Dimensional Finite Element Analysis. Dr. Pankaj Londhe Tutor Complete
Lobular Capillary Hemangioma or Pyogenic Granuloma: A Routine or Chance Co-Relation with Periodontitis- A Case Series. Dr. Pankaj Londhe Tutor Complete
Basics of Maxillary Sinus Augmentation. Dr. Pankaj Londhe Tutor Complete
Caregiver's sense of coherence: A predictor of oral health-related behaviors of autistic children in India. Contemp Clin Dent 2019;10:197-202 Dr. Ankit Shah Complete
Antibacterial Activity of Guava Leaves Extract Against Lactobacillus Acidophilus: An In-Vitro Study. Int J Oral Health Med Res 2016;2(6):37-40 Dr. Ankit Shah Complete
Comparative Efficacy of Eucalyptus Oil and Commercially Available Disinfectant Against Dental Unit Waterlines-An Experimental Study. Int J Oral Health Med Res 2016;2(6):28-32 Dr. Ankit Shah Complete
Effect of commercially available colgate sugar acid neutralizer toothpaste on salivary and plaque ph: a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research 2016;3(3):660-664. Dr. Ankit Shah Complete
Rehabilitation of edentulous arch with magnet retained overdenture: a case Report. Indo European Journal of Dental Therapy & Research, 2016; 5(2):351-352 Dr. Ankit Shah Complete
Rehabilitation of hemisected molar: a ray of hope. Indo European Journal of Dental Therapy & Research, 2016; 5(2): 364-366 Dr. Ankit Shah Complete
Effect of Fennel Tea, Green Tea and Black Tea on salivary and plaque pH: An In-Vivo Comparative study Dr. Ankit Shah Complete
Gender based differences in pattern of lip print predominance amongst undergraduate students of K.M. Shah Dental College, Vadodara, Gujarat Dr. Ankit Shah Complete
Acceptance for COVID vaccine and its determinants among health professionals and general population- An analytical cross-sectional study Dr. Deeksha Shetty Ongoing
A comparative study to assess the acceptance and perception of COVID-19 vaccination among geriatric and under 18 years age population – A cross-sectional survey.” Dr. Deeksha Shetty Ongoing
Awareness about Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) amongst dental practitioner in the Navi Mumbai Region Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar Ongoing
Effectiveness of oral health education on knowledge, attitude and practices related to oral health in adult population of Vakadi village, Maharashtra, India Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar Ongoing
Assessment of the awareness of oral health services, provided by the means of ‘Platinum Oral Health Card’, among the senior citizens residing in Kamothe. Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar Ongoing
Assessment of Oral health status amongst the pregnant women in Panvel Taluka, Maharashtra, India. Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar Ongoing
Assessment of Oral Health Status of Undergraduate Students of a private university in Navi Mumbai Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar Ongoing

UBA Door to Door Survey 2023

Shantivan Camp 2023

SBSS Camp 2023

Rotary Club camps Alpha Project 2023

Rotary Club camp SPRJ Treatment visit to MGM 2023

RM workshop 2023

PHC & Water Treatment Plant Visit

Kashele Mega camp 2023

IDA HO CCRP Interns posting 2023

World No Tobacco Day 2022

UBA door to door survey

Shantivan camp 2022

SBSS Camp 2022

Rotary Club Camp Alpha Project 2022

RM workshop 2022

IDA MOCC Camps 2022

Glycemic control CDE Programme 2022

Ganpati Pandal Camp 2022

Ajivali PHC visit

IDE Campus 2023

02nd Feb 2021

Online CDE-Rubber Dam in Preventive Dentistry

25th-01st Feb-March 2021

ME-FIT program

31th May 2021

Anti tobocco campaign in college

11th-13th Aug 2021

HAM Radio

24th Dec 2021

Kashele Mega Camp

05th-08th Jan 2020

Adiwasi School, Shantivan screening treatment camp

20th Oct 2020

water purification plant visit by students 20th October 2020

31th May 2019

Anti tobacco Campaign

04th June 2019

Intellectual Property Rights CDE

18th Sept 2019

MGM College treatment camp of schoolchildren with Rotay club

19th June 2018

National Public Health Dentistry Day

06th-08th Aug 2018

Research methodology Workshop

16th Sept 2017

oral health education tooth paste distribution in rural schools

31st May 2015

No Tobacco Day Rally, Inorbit

11th Sept 2013

ganpati pandal camp

20th Nov 2011

Police treatment camp

Dr. Deeksha & dr. Vaibhav Awarded by Rotary Club