Branch of Dentistry that focuses on prevention of oral diseases and promotion of oral health at community level rather than individual level. The Department of Public Health Dentistry consists of 16 dental chairs and well equipped outpatient clinic and tobacco cessation center and peripheral centers located at Kumarapalayam, Pallipalayam and Palakkapalayam.
About the specialty
Oral health is a key indicator of overall health. The Department of Public Health Dentistry at J.K.K.Nattraja Dental College and Hospital aims to prevent oral disease and promote oral health in the community by conducting oral health awareness programmes. The students are trained to prevent and treat dental diseases. Outreach activities including screening and treatment camps are conducted in the surrounding areas of Namakkal, Erode and Salem districts to improve the oral health of the school children and general public.