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Started as a separate subject in the Under-Graduate curriculum in the Third BDS course in 1988-1989 by the Madras University.

From 1986-1995, the subject was handled by Dr. N.Gnanasundaram MDS and Dr.C.S..Prasad MDS as additional charge.

1995- The first Preventive and Community Dentistry Specialist – Dr. M.B..Ashwath Narayanan is posted and given Charge of the department.

2007 – Post-Graduate course started with 1 student.

The department is a full-fledged department catering to all the sections of the population and providing a complete range of preventive services.

The department is a nodal centre for :

1. National Oral Health Survey and Fluoride Mapping 2002----DCI

2. National Oral Health Policy 2004 --GOI

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UNDER GRADUATE
  • Daily Out-Patient management from 07.30am- 10.30am (caseHistory and indices)
  • Theory classes for Third BDS
  • Survey and field programmes
  • Poster and model presentations for examinations
INTERNS CRRI
  • Peripheral postings to Anna Nagar, KK Nagar, Periyar Nagar and Tondiarpet Hospitals-Dental Wings
  • Secretariat Duty Postings
  • Emergency Clinic
  • General Medicine O.P
  • Chair-side Preventive Dentistry
POST-GRADUATE
  • Out-Patient work daily 07.30 am-10.30 am
  • Case history, clinical work, indices
  • Basic sciences classes
  • Seminars, Journal clubs, Library dissertation and thesis Conferences and Conventions
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The department regularly conducts Dental Health camps on request and as a part of Govt. Health programs. Eg. Varummun Kappom scheme. So far 50 camps have been conducted this year.

The department is equipped with a number of fully functional chairs (according to DCI norms) , Dental Van (for camps) , Computer with accessories, Television with DVD Projection, Slide projection and 400-450 charts and models for student and patient education. The department aims to take dental health to the needy sections and moffusil areas who do not have direct access to Dental treatment. The department also caters to about 24 NGO’s.

Faculty
01.
Dr.M.B.ASWATH NARAYANAN BSc., MDS.,
- Professor & Head-of-the-Department
02.
Dr. JAYANTHI MDS .,
- Tutor
Department Of Paedodontics
04.
Dr. CHOCKALINGAM MDS.,
- Tutor
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