Public Health Dentistry


Public Health Dentistry is a branch of Dentistry which deals with preventing oral disease, prolonging life & promoting physical & mental efficiency through organized community efforts. The Dental Public Health field has been expanding in scope and complexity with more emphasis being placed on the total dental care delivery system and its impact on Oral Health Status.

Public Health Dentistry is a branch of Dentistry which deals with preventing oral disease, prolonging life & promoting physical & mental efficiency through organized community efforts. The Dental Public Health field has been expanding in scope and complexity with more emphasis being placed on the total dental care delivery system and its impact on Oral Health Status.

The department actively conducts epidemiological research and publishes research studies in various national and international journals. Training is given to interns to impart comprehensive dental care to patients. Interns also create awareness on oral hygiene and prevention and treatment of dental diseases in dental camps.


Department of Public Health Dentistry has below mentioned five satellite centers

Academic Qualification:

  • BDS:Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal University,2012
  • MDS:Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal University,2016

Other Courses Done:

  • Short course on “Biostatistics and Epidemiology using Statistical software SPSS” held at Christian Medical College Vellore on July 28th to Aug 1st 2014.
  • Short course on “Biostatistics and Epidemiology using Statistical software SPSS” held at Christian Medical College
  • Short course on “Multiple Linear Regression, Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis” held at Christian Medical College, Vellore on April 24th -28th ,2017
  • National level workshop and Continuing Dental Programme on “Atraumatic Restorative Approach” at GDCRI, Bangalore (1st - 2nd Sept, 2014).

Awards/Honors Received:

  • Member of the Core Organizing Committee of XX National
  • Conference of IAPHD held in Manipal College of Dental
  • Sciences, Manipal (20th-22nd Nov, 2015)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of Indian Dental Association(IDA)
  • Member of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry (IAPHD)
  • Member of Nepal Medical Association (foreign faculty)

Acadmic Qualification:

  • BDS:Dr. G.D Pol Foundations Yerala Medical Trusts’ Dental College & Hospital,MUHS,2009
  • MDS:Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Manipal University,2014

Professional Affiliations:

Organization Membershp No
Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry LM-621
Maharashtra State Dental Council A-19025
Panvel Dental Welfare Association PDWA - 28

Awards/Honors Received

  • First Prize in the E poster Competition ‘Dental Biofilm: Effect on oral and systemic health’ at Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore on 1st August, 2012.
  • First Prize in Quiz Competition at 7th National PG Convention of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, Vijaywada - Guntur, Andhra Pradesh from 21st - 22nd June, 2013
  • Appreciation for contribution as Program Officer of NSS Unit of MGM Dental College at Magnum 2018
  • Second prize in scientific paper presentation – staff category for paper entitled ‘Effectiveness of Oral Health Education on Knowledge, Attitude & Practices related to oral health in adult population of Vakadi village, Maharashtra, India’ presented at 31st Annual International Conference of Indian Society for Dental Research (IADR- Indian division) held at School of Dentistry, DY Patil University, Nerul, Maharashtra, India from 27th - 30th September, 2018.
  • Winner of Rao memorial Award of the Year 2018 (Institute category) at the Famdent Excellence in Dentistry Awards 2018 held at The Club, Mumbai on 9th December 2018.

Acadmic Qualification:

  • BDS:Government Dental College & Hospital, Aurangabad, MUHS, 2004.
  • MBA(HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION):Sikkim Manipal University, 2013.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Maharashtra State Dental Council - A-11766
  • Panvel Dental Welfare Association - PDWA - 28

Acadmic Qualification:

  • BDS:SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital,Dharwad, RGUHS, 2003.
  • MDS:Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, RGUHS, 2012.

Other Courses:

  • Certified Scientific and Medical writer from InfocusRx, Hyderabad.
  • Hands on training program on Data Analysis using SPSS at MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai
  • Post conference workshop on Protocol preparation for systematic review
  • Systematic review a tool for Evidence based practice MGM New Bombay College of Nursing
  • Basic and Advanced workshop on Research methodology, MUHS, Nashik

Awards / Honors Received

  • 1st prize for paper presentation- E-Cigarettes a boon or bane-Review study in RACE conference held in BVPDU, Pune, held on 8th and 9th march, 2014
  • 3rd prize for paper presentation- Dental anxiety among patients attending a college in navi Mumbai,, held on 28th and 30th September , 2018

Professional Affiliations

  • 5.6 years as Assistant Professor in Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai
  • 2.6 years as Associate Professor in MGM Dental College , Navi Mumbai

1.At Clinic

Preventive treatments

  • Pit and fissure sealants
  • Fluoride application
  • Atraumatic restorative treatment

Curative treatment

  • Oral prophylaxis and oral hygiene instructions
  • Restorations – amalgam, GIC.
  • Root canal treatment

2.At camp

Preventive treatments

  • Pit and fissure sealants
  • Fluoride application
  • Atraumatic restorative treatment
  • Oral health education

Curative treatment

  • Oral prophylaxis and oral hygiene instructions
  • Extractions
  • Restorations – amalgam, GIC.

SPECIAL FACILITIES:

  • Camps – oral health education, preventive and curative treatment
  • Comprehensive dental care
  • Counseling regarding oral health and diet
  • Tobacco and oral cancer counseling

Currently we provide the above services at the following centers

Peripheral centers of MGM Dental college and hospital:

1. MGM Kalamboli

World No Tobacco Day - 31stMay, 2019
On Occasion of WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY- 31ST MAY 2019 Public Health Dentistry Department organized a Anti-Tobacco Campaign, Tobacco awareness skit at Kalamboli chowk and placard competition for students.

National Public Health Dentistry Day - 19thJune, 2018
On Occasion of National Public Health Dentistry Day, Public Health Dentistry Department organized a flipchart presentation competition for interns was held on 19th June 2018.

World No Tobacco Day - 31stMay, 2018
On occasion of world no tobacco day the Public Health dentistry Department had organized an anti-tobacco Campaign which included skit on the deleterious effects of Tobacco consumption, Power point presentation on ill effects of tobacco, Drawing competition & games for children were held on 31st May 2018.

lecture on “Tobacco Control, cancer & precancer” by Dr. Shivkumar Thiagrajan - 31stMay, 2018
A lecture on “Tobacco Control, cancer & precancer” by Dr. Shivkumar Thiagrajan, Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon, Tata Memorial Hospital was held on 31st May 2018 in association with department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

World No Tobacco Day - 17th April, 2018
On occasion of world no tobacco day the Public Health dentistry Department along with NSS team has organized an anti-tobacco Campaign at Orion Mall, Panvel which includes skit on the deleterious effects of Tobacco consumption, A Human chain, free oral Screening for the staff and visitors at the mall was held on 17th April 2018.