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Dental College and Hospital, Sangli

Public Health Dentistry


About us

About Us

The department has extensive orientation and training modules for students to acquire the art of estimation and resolution of community related oral diseases, needs and unmet demands. The identification of underserved and with maximum dental treatment needs are identified through extensive out – reach programs.

The department boasts of, state – of the art dental chairs and other necessary equipment to help render best comprehensive treatments, ranging from preventive to palliative care. A well maintained dental museum helps patients understand various common dental diseases, their aetiology and prevention of the same, through digital displays, working models and posters.

A fully functional Tobacco Cessation Centre (TCC) is an integral of part of this department. The main aim of this centre is to identify, educate and help quit the tobacco habit in more scientific manner. The state of the art Carbon Monoxide (CO) monitor is used to identify the CO levels among smokers, to make them aware about the exposure of the same.

Key Features

Key Features

  1. The department has a well-equipped mobile dental bus with two fully functional dental chairs with all attachments, generator and A.C. with seating capacity for 15 doctors.
  2. The Department regulates two Satellite Clinic at Sangalwadi and Turchi-fata with well-equipped dental chairs.
  3. Tobacco Cessation Centre (TCC), a unit of the department is fully functional according to DCI guidelines.
  4. Department organizes regular dental check-up camps at rural sectors, schools and slum areas.
  5. Department co-ordinates with various NSS activities.
  6. Department supports the research activities by providing various in-house services to UG, PG students and faculty members such as statistical consultancy and publication assistance.

Treatment Facilities

Treatment Facilities

  1. Comprehensive dental care
  2. Preventive procedures such as topical fluoride and sealant applications
  3. Tobacco cessation counselling
  4. Oral cancer screening
  5. Restorative and endodontic procedures
  6. Dental Extractions
  7. Oral prophylaxis

Research and Publications

Research and Publications:

  • Ongoing research :- 5
  • Total number of papers published :- 42

Events

Events

  1. Workshop on “Oral Cancer Screening” for undergraduate students (July 2016).
  2. College annual festival “Celefiesta 2k17” (February 2017).
  3. Workshop on “Literature Search Techniques” for postgraduate students and faculty members (August 2017).
  4. Workshop on “Evidence Based Dental Practice” for undergraduate students (December 2017).
  5. Workshop on Clinical Research (October 2019).
  6. Workshop on Literature Search techniques (November 2019).

Awards

Awards

  1. Dr.Tanushri Dalvi was awarded with “Best Outgoing Post-Graduate Student” in the specialty of Public Health Dentistry in RGUHS Examination for the year 2018.
  2. Dr.Tanushri Dalvi received Best Paper Award at 24th National Conference of the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry held at Hyderabad in November 2019.

Department's Glimpses

Department's Glimpses

Faculty

Faculty

Dr.Shrivardhan Kalghatgi
Associate Professor
Dr. Mahesh Khairnar
Assistant Professor
Dr. Tanushri Dalvi
Assistant Professor
 
Dr. Vijaya Bhilave
Assistant Professor
Dr. Sayali Nejkar
Dental Surgeon
 
Faculty Information

Testimonials

Testimonials

Dr. Sagar J. Shah

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Successfully completed National Board Dental Examinations, USA (NBDE) Part I and Part II.
"Faculty of Public Health Dentistry left no stone unturned in teaching the theoretical as well as practical aspects of the subject. Scientific interactions in the department helped us to understand the implementation of the subject in the day to day life. I am sure that everyone will agree to the fact that they have taught us well beyond the confines the curriculum to shape us into responsible Doctors of future."

Dr. Margi Kapadia

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Currently pursuing Preceptorship in Clinical Oral Medicine at Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey, USA.
"Public health department provided me a platform for rendering a holistic care to the patients from preventive care to the tertiary treatment. My experience with the department was not limited to just books as we had a vast exposure to the community oral health needs through the various outreach activities."

Dr. Tejaswini Singh

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Currently she is working as an intern dietician in VLCC, Koregaon park Centre, Pune, Maharashtra
"The Public Health Dentistry Department is a gem when it comes to guiding the students with the basic health and hygiene techniques of dentistry as well as spreading awareness amongst general people with the help of periodically held camps. The faculty will guide you through all your inhibitions and will make sure that by the time you are out of the department, you are confident not just theoretically but also practically."

Dr. Natasha Nahar

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"My training at this department changed my negative opinion towards public health dentistry. Lectures and clinical sessions were interesting, interactive and practically oriented. Needless to say, this department is actually fun, quite contrary to being mundane."







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