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PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY

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1. The Department of Public Health Dentistry at Army College of Dental Sciences-Secunderabad-87was established in 2003.The subject “Public Health Dentistry “is taught in 3rd and 4th year BDS course. Public health dentistry is a subject designed to impart and explore the dental needs by the students in a particular group of population. The students are exposed to the general public dental needs, certain groups by participating in camps. Rural and urban camps are conducted regularly. The students are involved to learn and identify the dental problems in a group and thus allowing them to explore the preventive measures and courses and also to conduct research and surveys.

2. While imparting social responsibility pertaining to dental needs and prevention of a particular group, or population, students are also trained to do the basic treatments. Fully equipped mobile dental van is another facility available in which students carry out the treatments. Students are encouraged to participate in various general competitive programs like debates, eassy writing and posters. The college has established Tobacco Cessation Counselling centre in the department to train students in identifying smokers and tobacco chewers for counselling to quit the habit after thorough clinical analysis. Further follow up and nicotine replacement therapy is also a part of training imparted to students

3. Many programs are conducted involving students for better exposure and social responsibility.

4. The following programs such as:

  • World no tobacco day
  • Oral cancer awareness program
  • Dental awareness, screening and treatment programs in rural and urban areas, slums, schools, old age homes, orphanages etc are the main exposure areas.
  • Screening and treatments are conducted in institutes for mentally, physically disabled.
  • Many govt schools in and around ACDS are adopted for free treatments.
  • General awareness programs like Vigilance awareness week, gender desensitization, NSS activities, International yoga day, Communal harmony campaign week etc are enthusiastically conducted involving students and staff.

NAME: Dr V. PRATHIMA
DESIGNATION: READER/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY
EMAIL/CONTACT INFO: prathi.vedati@yahoo.co.in

 

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. THEORY AND PRACTICAL CLASSES THIRD AND FINAL YEARS
2. CONDUCTING NEET COACHING CLASSES FOR INTERNS

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING:

Subject Year
PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY Third years
PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY Final years

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
BDS   SRI SAI COLLEGE OF DENTAL SURGERY, VIKARABAD, TELANGANA 2007
MDS PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY SRI SAI COLLEGE OF DENTAL SURGERY, VIKARABAD, TELANGANA 2011

ACHIEVEMENTS/ ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
1. Dispensing of OTC Drugs for Dental Problems by pharmacists in Suburban Areas of Hyderabad-A cross sectional Study .Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2011 Issue 17, Pg.No 93-96.

2. Attitude and utilization of Dental Auxiliaries by Dental Practitioners in Hyderabad city: A cross sectional study. Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2012 Issue 19, Pg.No 39-46.

3. Assessment of anxiety related to Dental treatments among patients attending Dental clinics and Hospitals in Ranga Reddy District, Andhra Pradesh, India –Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry. 2014

4. Knowledge, Attitude and Counselling practices related to tobacco usage among dental surgeons students in and around ACDS, Andhra Pradesh. International Journal of Preventive and Clinical Dental Research.2014, 1(3); July – September; Pg no: 28-33

5. Genetic perspective of Periodontal Diseases-Road Less Travelled. International Journal of Preventive and clinical Dental Research-2014, 1(4); October-December.

6. Knowledge attitude and practices towards eco friendly dentistry among dental practitioners-Journal of research in dentistry-2017, 4(4):123-127.

7. Evaluation of awareness of first aid of Avulsed Tooth among Physicians and Nurses of Hospital Emergency Departments: A short study. International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research vol.3, Issue 3(July-sep); 2017

8. Inventory analysis of dental consumables at a tertiary care dental hospital. Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS). Volume 19, Issue 5, May 2020, Pg: 24-30.

9. Models and Bottlenecks of outpatient tertiary dental hospitals. JIDA – Journal of Indian Dental Association – Vol 14 – Issue 4 – April 2020

10. Dental Records: An Insight. The Journal of Army College of Dental Sciences. 2020; 1(1): 6-12.


NAME: Dr ALANKRITA VERMA
DESIGNATION: LECTURER
DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY
EMAIL/CONTACT INFO: alankritaverma9@gmail.com

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. LECTURER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND DENTISTRY

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING:

Subject Year
PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY Third years
PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY Final years

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree Institute Year of passing
BDS ARMY COLLEGE OF DENTAL SCIENCES, SECUNDERABAD TELANGANA. 2019

NAME: Dr. AVADESH KUMAR MAURYA
DESIGNATION: LECTURER
DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY
EMAIL/CONTACT INFO: avadeshkumar0007@gamil.com

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING:

Subject Year
PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY Third years
PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY Final years

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree Institute Year of passing
BDS ARMY COLLEGE OF DENTAL SCIENCES, SECUNDERABAD TELANGANA. 2020

NAME: B.P. Lalitha Chandra hass
DESIGNATION: Dental Hygienist
DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY
EMAIL/CONTACT INFO: lalitha.dentalhygienist@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 


NAME: Dr POOJA CHAUHAN
DESIGNATION: LECTURER
DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY
EMAIL/CONTACT INFO: Pujachauhan18@gmail.com

 

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES:
LECTURER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND DENTISTRY

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING:

Subject Year
PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY Third years
PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY Final years

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree Institute Year of passing
BDS ARMY COLLEGE OF DENTAL SCIENCES, SECUNDERABAD TELANGANA. 2020

ACHIEVEMENTS/ ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
1. A PARADIGM SHIFT FROM TRADITIONAL REPLACEMENT TO MINIMALLY INVASIVE REPAIR – A REVIEW AND REPORT OF CASE SERIES

The Department is equipped with dental chairs and instruments to carry out basic treatments and to conduct camps in community by and large.

The Mobile Dental van is fully equipped with two Dental chairs with required accessories and arrangements to reach the remote and unreached people.

There is also provision of two Compact portable Dental chairs with compressor and other attachments and a portable x-ray unit to conduct camps.

The Dental Health educational charts, Projector to conduct Dental Health educational and motivational programmes.

The Dental Health and awareness museum is also managed and upgraded on regular basis.

Core competencies:

  • Epidemiological research
  • Clinical training
  • Oral health promotion

Key features:
Extensive outreach program covering more than 7000 patients annually.

  • Multidisciplinary research activities.
  • Mobile dental clinic.
  • Dental health centre for clinical training at ESIC and Golden Palm Dental centre for ex-servicemen at sainik bhawan, secunderabad.