of Preventive and Community Dentistry
Community Dentistry is a means of preventing dental diseases by proper and
timely planning and implementation of preventive measures, with dental
health care of the poor and underprivileged masses being an important
The Department of
Community Dentistry at Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, Lucknow is
actively involved in the training of undergraduate students and interns. We
at Saraswati Dental College provide dental service at the doorstep of the
rural and the underprivileged sections of the community. The department is
equipped with a Mobile Dental Unit consisting of a portable dental chair,
compressor, ultrasonic scalers, aerotoer and micrometer hand pieces.
UG Training Program
The Subject of
Community Dentistry is an integral part of Dental Council of India
curriculum. On the academics front lectures are regularly held for BDS
IInd year students and continues till the IIIrd year BDS.
work and camps are arranged on Saturday of every week for undergraduate
teaching aids are used to enhance the studentís knowledge.
on various aspects of educating and motivating patients about dental
problems, its prevention and treatment are conducted by students under the
able guidance of their teacher.
are held every week on Liquid Crystal Display Projectors by students,
extensive research and uphill struggle is encouraged to bring the best out
of the students.
regularly provides field programmes encompassing diagnostic and treatment
camps, community dental health education, school dental health programmes
and fluoride application programmes.
camps have been organized twice by the department in alliance with the
Indian Medical Association in the rural areas. A working camp on fluorosis
has also been conducted.
Diagnostic camps are held every week by the department. To increase the
awareness of dental health among school going children, visit by various
schools such as Study Hall Lucknow, have been structured by the department
to endorse school dental health education as the oral habits of children
have a major role to play in the future disease statistics of our country.
Satellite clinic has been set up at Arogya Dham, near Indian Institute of
Management, Lucknow to cater to rural needs. Diagnosis and free treatment
along with community dental health practices and programmes are imparted.
Pulse Polio Drive
The Department has
been actively involved in the eradication of Polio from our nation through
Pulse Polio camps in cooperation with the Rotary Club.