# 20, Yeshwanthpur Suburb, II Stage, Tumkur Road, Bangalore - 560 022
Tel: +91 80 23474137 Fax: +91 80 23474305
Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore,
Approved by Government of Karnataka and Government of India
Oral Medicine and Radiology
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Conservative Dentistry
Pathology and Microbiology
Public Health Dentistry
Maxillofacial Pathology
Dr. Prabhakar B. Kore
M.P. (Rajya Sabha)
Chancellor, KLE University, Belgaum
Chairman, K.L.E.Society, Belgaum
   Public Health Dentistry   

Public health dentistry is one of the nine specialties of Dentistry. It is a modern concept of human development in science, although it has its roots in antiquity. Dental public health is involved in the assessment of dental health needs and improving the dental health of populations rather than individuals and is concerned primarily with prevention of oral disease

The well ventilated and spacious department of public health dentistry is situated on 3rd floor of the KLE Society's Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore.  The department is equipped with 19 dental chairs, which is spread around 4405 sq.ft, with state of the art instruments, equipments and materials required for comprehensive dental care of the patients, giving special emphasis on preventive treatments. 

Integrated department library has a vast collection of books and journals. A state of the art seminar room with smart board enhances the education experiences of the students. Staff rooms for HOD, lecturers as well as separate room for post graduate students are also available in the department. A centrally located sterilization room caters to the infection control needs of the department. Consumable and nonconsumable supplies are adequately stored in the department store room. A well-equipped computer room with scanner and printer is also available in the department.

The museum consists of charts, posters, pamphlets, video clips and models. It provides the public with access to information about oral health. Tobacco cessation clinic consists of faculty for counselling on smoking cessation.

The vision of the Public Health Dentistry department is to protect, promote and advance the health and safety of the public.
  • Orientation to the students about the profession of dentistry, its development, philosophies and activities related to the community oral health promotion.
  • Advance through quality research and education in oral disease prevention and health promotion.
  • Community service with a focus on children and disadvantaged population through community outreach programme.
  • To elaborate the socio-economic-cultural diagnosis of the community & to participate in epidemiological surveillance system.
  • Management of the prevention, promotion and treatment of all oral conditions at the individual and community level.
  • To conduct research and contribute to the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge.
  • To adopt ethical principles in all aspects of community oral health activities, to take up initiative in advocacy issues for health policy and using media effectively.
   Staff Profile   
Name Designation Qualification Total experience (as on 28.02.2015) Photo
Dr. B.K. Srivastava Professoer & Head of the Department MDS 20 Years   04 Months  04 Days
Dr Shruthi Eshwar Reader MDS 05 Years 08 Months 22 Days
Dr Vipin Jain K Sr Lecturer MDS 1 Year 07 months 27 Days
Dr Rekha Rao Sr Lecturer MDS 01 Year 07 Months 07 Days
Dr Madhu Niranjan Swamy Sr Lecturer MDS 05 Months 27 Days
   Research Activities  

On-going research activities in the department:

  • Effect of psychoactive substances and socioeconomic status on the prevalance of leukoplakia and submucous fibrosis among industrial workers in bangalore city .

  • Comparison and evaluation of caries risk assessment tool and caries management by risk assessment – caries risk assessment tools among 12-15 years old government school children of Bangalore city.

  • To assess and compare the influence of life style factors on oral health status among 7- 15 years visually impaired and sighted school children of Bangalore city.

The dental public health field has been expanding in scope and complexity with more emphasis being placed on the total dental care delivery system and its impact on oral health status.
In view of this the department carries out :

    1. Regular Outreach Programmes
    2. Adopted Special Schools
    3. School Oral Health Programmes
    4. Anti-Tobacco Awareness Events
    5. Tobacco Cessession cell

Satellite clinics are setup at :

  • Srirampuram, Bengalooru.
  • Rajajinagara, Bengalooru.
  • Kalkunte village
  • Chikkaballapur village.

Academic activities for Under-Graduate Students

  • Theory classes : 3rd& 4th year B.D.S  
  • Clinical sessions : 3rd& 4th year B.D.S
  • Seminars

Guiding in preparation of :

  • Health education posters
  • Charts & Models
  • Short term research project

Field visits to:

  • Primary health centre                         
  • Sewage treatment plant
  • Water purification plant
  • Dairy plant
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