Department of Public Health Dentistry

Department of Public Health Dentistry

Public Health Dentistry


Public health Dentistry deals with prevention & control of dental diseases & promotion of dental health through organized community efforts. At the conclusion of the course students should have a knowledge of basis of Public health, Preventive dentistry, Public health problems in India . Nutrition, Environment and their role in health, basics of dental statistics, epidemiological methods, National oral health policy with emphasis on oral health.


The following tasks are undertaken in this specialization:


  • To identify dental diseases in the community by examining /surveying the people in the community.
  • To promote oral health by conducting dental screening and treatment camps as well as dental health education.
  • To carry out comprehensive dental care for individual patients referred from the camps in the department.
  • Assessing oral health status of various target groups like expectant mothers, handicapped, underprivileged and geriatric populations. Planning dental manpower and financing dental health care for the above group
  • Prevention and treatment of dental diseases by utilising the Mobile dental van and the net work of rural dental centres or satellite clinics.
  • Planning and conducting school and community dental health programmes to promote oral health with help of various voluntary organizations like Lions/ Rotary/ Rotaract and Indian Dental Association.
  • Counselling of patient’s with tobacco habits in the Tobacco Cessation Clinic.
  • Developing Dental Health Education Charts, Models in the Dental College Museum. Literatures and Pamphlets related to Dental health to be distributed in the community.

Teaching Staff


Dr. Vittaldas Shetty (M.D.S.)

Professor & HOD


Dr. Vikram Garcha (M.D.S.)



Dr. Mahasweta Joshi (M.D.S.)



Dr. Sailee Patankar (M.D.S.)

Lecturer/Asst. Professor


Dr. Kadambari Ambildhok (M.D.S.)

Lecturer/Asst. Professor


Dr. Kapil Sonawane (B.D.S.)

Tutor/Dental Surgeon

Dr. Vidya Jadkar (B.D.S.)

Tutor/Dental Surgeon


Dr. Vijay Bagde (B.D.S.)

Tutor/Dental Surgeon

Dr. Ashwini Katakdhond (B.D.S.)

Tutor/Dental Surgeon

Non- Teaching Staff


Mr. Rajesh Palande

Dental Hygienist

Mr. Koliproshad Bhattacharji

Dental Hygienist


Mr. Appaso Kedar

Lab.  Asst.


Mr. Balaji Mali


Interdisciplinary Programs


Awards won by Faculty


Undergraduate research activities and research associates




Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital has been Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade

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