Community dentistry is a subject taught by the department of Public Health. Oral health problems are a major health dilemma in our society. This is mostly due to lack of oral health awareness amongst the population especially those with low socio-economic status. The goal of this dental specialty is to increase oral health awareness in our society thereby preventing the occurrence of such problems.
The department works alongside the Ministry of Health, NGOs like SOS Village, Salvation Army, World Health Organization (W.H.O) and others. Various aspects of research are also taught to the students. Students also enjoy visits to various health related industries.
Many projects are conducted here by various international universities. The students are made to visit different schools, communities and public places where they provide free dental checkup to the patients and demonstrate preventive procedures. Creating health awareness and educating the masses is carried out to control the curative burden on a limited health allocation in the national budget.