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Public Health Dentistry


The Department of Public Health Dentistry at Adhiparasakthi Dental College and Hospital aims to prevent oral diseases and promote oral health in the community as a whole. Our department “To integrate oral health into everyone’s life” Oral Health promotion is done by conducting Dental awareness programs through various camps, role plays, Rally, Skit, demonstration, and signal campaigns. The undergraduate students are trained with a sense of responsibility and compassion to prevent dental diseases like Dental Caries, Periodontal Disease, Oral cancer, malocclusion and edentulousness. Outreach activities including screening as well as treatment dental camps are conducted periodically in the surrounding villages of Melmaruvathur to benefit the school children and general public. The importance of oral health promotion in improving their quality of life is emphasized and utilization of the dental services is encouraged.

Two satellite dental clinics are established in Madhuranthagam and Venmalagaram to provide affordable dental services in an accessible manner. Both the satellite clinics are situated within a circumference of 25 kms from Adhiparasakthi Dental College and Hospital.

Tobacco cessation centre is actively functioning in the college to counsel and motivate the patients who are willing to quit tobacco (smoking and smokless forms) and contribute towards reduction of tobacco related mortality and morbidity.
The undergraduates are trained to conduct various epidemiological surveys to assess the oral health needs of the population, create oral health awareness and develop preventive and treatment strategies for the community.



To improve the oral health of the community by creating awareness towards the prevention of dental diseases and to utilize the dental services available.


The identify the dental needs of the community especially the poor and needy and to make dental services accessible and available to them
To innovate newer health education strategies suitable for the community to improve the oral health
To inculcate social responsibility among students in improving the oral health of the society
To integrate with all the dental departments and various sectors to promote oral health.


1 Dr. K Rajeswary Reader
2 Dr. S Kalaivani Senior Lecturer


 Key features:

• Well-equipped mobile dental bus to reach the un-reach population
• Dental Museum with numerous health education models.
• Tobacco cessation clinic assist the uers to quit the tobacco habit
• Departmental library and wifi internet facility

Mobile Dental Bus


Dental Museum


Tobacco Cessation Clinic

Equipments in research lab