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.


 To improve the quality of life of the population by improving the oral health of the community.


Identify the dental needs of the community
Increase awareness towards the prevention of oral health problems and promote oral health.
Ensure oral health care is available to all people.

Faculty Details

1.     Dr.N.S.Naveenraj, MDS, Reader & HOD
2.     Dr.S.Anupriya, MDS, Senior Lecturer
3.     Dr.Nithin.S.Kumar, BDS, Tutor
4.     Dr.Santhosh, BDS – Satellite clinic
5.     Dr.Indhumathi, BDS – Sat