Department of Public Health Dentistry


Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, has strived to deliver oral care for rural masses to promote their oral health and the Department of Public Health Dentistry has been at the center of these efforts. Public Health Dentistry is one of the rapidly evolving branches among the dental specialties that focus on the oral health at community level. The subject incorporates topics like epidemiological approaches, statistical methods, prevention of dental problems, planning and delivery of dental care. Regular outreach programs are conducted focusing on preventive and promotive aspects providing affordable dental care to the community. The students are encouraged to organize and participate outreach programs to inculcate leadership qualities. The Department of Public Health carries out regular activities related to oral healthcare.

Our Areas of Expertise

  • Screening for oral diseases
  • Diet counselling
  • Pit and Fissure sealants
  • Topical Fluoride applications
  • Atraumatic Restorative treatments
  • Oral prophylaxis
  • Restorations- Amalgam, Glass ionomer restorations, Composite restorations
  • Extractions
  • Tobacco cessation counselling
  • Oral cancer screening

Outreach Programs

The Department of Public Health Dentistry regularly conducts outreach programs at the villages in Namakkal and Salem districts to provide dental care to the community.

The oral health care facilities are provided by the Department of Public Health Dentistry at the Government Primary Health Centres (PHC’s)

  1. Primary Health Centre, Manikampalayam, Namkkal District
  2. Primary Health Centre, Ernapuram, Namakkal District

School Programs

The Department of Public Health Dentistry provides dental care facilities under the school oral health program for the following schools

  1. Vivekanandha Vidhya Bhavan Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Elayampalayam
  2. Sri Ranga Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School, Rayarpalayam
  3. Government Higher Secondary School, Ulagappampalayam

In addition, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women has been permitted to conduct screening for oral diseases at Government Schools by the Namakkal District authorities.


Dr. Jyothi.C MDS Professor and HOD
Dr. Roopa G S MDS Reader
Dr. Ranganath Sanga MDS Reader
Dr. Sugavanesh.P MDS Senior Lecturer
Dr. Lalithambigai.G MDS Senior Lecturer
Dr. Rahila.C MDS Senior Lecturer
Dr. Arun K Simon MDS Senior Lecturer