Satellite Clinics (CHS)

Kodai vallal JKK NATTRAJA Rural Dental Health Unit, Sadaiyampalayam

About Sadaiyampalayam

This is a prayer destination which has the temple & church with adopted school, which fetches the people across India.

Inception

This is located in Kumarapalayam, Namakkal district, 5km away from JKK Nattraja Dental College and Hospital, JKK Nattraja Nagar.

Structure:

Two Staff members are posted in this unit along with 1 attendant and 1 house-keeping staff. One batch of interns is posted every month as a part of their rotatory internship.

Staff Members: Dr.S Shankar
Field Program Coordinator: Mr.K Kamaraj

Services Provided:

  • Screening for oral diseases
  • X-rays
  • Restorations
  • Oral Prophylaxis
  • Extractions
  • Complete and partial, removable and fixed prosthesis
  • Endodontic treatment
  • Minor surgical procedures

Post-graduates' Programme

The post graduate students specialised in the Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Prosthodontic visit the clinic every 15 days on rotation. The interns and the staff at the clinic diagnose the cases the ones requiring specialised treatments are given appointments on the days of the Post- graduate Visit. The post-graduates work under the supervision of an experienced staff member. This has a dual advantage, where the patients are treated in their own place at affordable prices by specialists and the post-graduates in-turn are exposed to working conditions of the rural community.
Free Complete denture camp is organised every year to provide dentures to the needy.

Interns' Programme

As per the Revised Ordinance Governing Bachelor of Dental Surgery 2002, interns are posted in the Sadaiyampalayam peripheral unit for one month, to expose them to the work settings in the rural community.

Research projects :

  • The efficacy of visual examination, LED light & Toludine blue was evaluated in diagnosing oral potential malignant lesions among high risk individuals. The diagnostic adjuvants enhanced the visualisation of the oral potentially malignant disorders and assisted in the diagnosis. The sensitivity and positive predictive values of visual examination, LED light and Toluidine blue was acceptable and these adjuvants were found to be highly cost-effective.
  • The Anganwadi workers of sadaiyampalayam and padaiveedu were given oral health education and information leaflets regarding oral health. The questionnaire was used to assess knowledge, attitude and practices regarding oral health among Anganwadi workers. All the Anganwadi workers under the Padaiveedu and Elanthakuttai Primary Health Centre who were present on the day of the monthly meeting participated in the study. Their knowledge, attitude and practices regarding oral health were first assessed using a questionnaire and then they were given a 20min oral health education using the audio-visual method. Then one group was also provided with the information leaflet for the reinforcement of the oral health education. Knowledge, attitude and practices of the Anganwadi workers were again assessed after one month. We saw that the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding oral health improved in the group which received health education in audio-visual method coupled with the leaflets.
  • The utilisation of dental health services was studied among the people visiting the Primary Health Centre, Padaiveedu & Elanthakuttai. To assess the utilisation of dental health care services among the subjects visiting to primary health centre in Padaiveedu & Elanthakuttai..
  • The tobacco users were provided health education to improve their knowledge, attitude and behaviour of tobacco users.
  • The association between lifestyle factors and oral potentially malignant disorders was studied. Cases diagnosed as oral leukoplakia, erythroplakia and OSMF were included. Tobacco smoking and chewing, alcohol consumption and fewer intakes of vegetables were found to be statistically significant risk factors.

Colony Peripheral Outreach Center

About

Colony Health Center is the place where the people will depend on Agriculture and season yields. This outreach center is located 5 km away from JKKN Dental College and Hospital, Kumarapalayam, Namakkal District. The population of Colony Hospital, Kumarapalayam is about 1000.

Inception:

It was established in the year 2014.

Dental Services Provided -

  • Screening for oral diseases
  • X-Rays
  • Restorations
  • Oral Prophylaxis
  • Extractions
  • Referral to JKKNDCH

Programme:

The students from the Department of Public Health Dentistry visit this peripheral unit on Monday to Friday on every month. A camp is organised on the fourth Sunday of every month when 2 staffs, Interns and students are posted for exposure to field activities.

Interns' Programme:

The interns posted in the department of Public Health Dentistry are also posted to this unit once a month.

Research Projects:

  • The efficacy of visual examination, LED light & Toludine blue was evaluated in diagnosing oral potential malignant lesions among high risk individuals. The diagnostic adjuvants enhanced the visualisation of the oral potentially malignant disorders and assisted in the diagnosis. The sensitivity and positive predictive values of visual examination, LED light and Toluidine blue was acceptable and these adjuvants were found to be highly cost-effective. Per-person screening expenditure was assessed to be Rs.3.75.
  • The tobacco users were provided health education to improve their knowledge, attitude and behaviour of tobacco users.
  • The association between lifestyle factors and oral potentially malignant disorders was studied. Cases diagnosed as oral leukoplakia, erythroplakia and OSMF were included.

Elanthakuttai Peripheral Outreach Centre

About Elanthakuttai Nagar

Elanthakuttai is an urban area with a population of about 6000 people. This outreach centre is located 13 km away from JKKN Dental College and Hospital, Kumarapalayam.

Inception

It was established in the year 2014. It was started with one dental unit and an X-ray unit.

The Dental services provided here are:

  • Screening for oral diseases
  • Restorations
  • Oral Prophylaxis
  • Extractions
  • Referral to MSRDC
  • Interns' Programme:
  • The interns posted in the department of Public Health Dentistry are also posted to this unit for one week.

Research Projects:

  • The efficacy of visual examination, LED light & Toludine blue was evaluated in diagnosing oral potential malignant lesions among high risk individuals. The diagnostic adjuvants enhanced the visualisation of the oral potentially malignant disorders and assisted in the diagnosis. The sensitivity and positive predictive values of visual examination, LED light and Toluidine blue was acceptable and these adjuvants were found to be highly cost-effective. Per-person screening expenditure was assessed to be Rs.3.75.
  • The tobacco users were provided health education to improve their knowledge, attitude and behaviour of tobacco users.
  • The association between lifestyle factors and oral potentially malignant disorders was studied. Cases diagnosed as oral leukoplakia, erythroplakia and OSMF were included. Tobacco smoking and chewing, alcohol consumption and fewer intakes of vegetables were found to be statistically significant risk factors.