Department of Public Health Dentistry

Message from HOD’s Desk-

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Dr. Anup N, M.D.S

(Professor and H.O.D)

Overview

The Department of Public Health Dentistry is dedicated in training undergraduate and postgraduate students in public health dentistry and to work within interdisciplinary teams to conduct investigations on the risk factors for oral disease, their relation to systemic disease, and on the use of oral epidemiological methods to study health outcomes of dental services and oral health policy. It also includes instruction in preventive dentistry, the relationship of oral diseases to health and quality of life, dental epidemiology, dental care policy and oral health program planning. Post Graduation in the esteemed branch of public health dentistry began in the year 2007 with two post graduate seats each year.

Objectives

To educate populations through public awareness, dental program and community services and provide accessible quality dental care

To encourage the development and maintenance of community dentistry programs,

To improve access to dental care for underserved populations, and the quality of care for all populations,

To stimulate research in Dental Public Health with emphasis on disease surveillance, health services research, program evaluation, and causes of diseases.

Facilities Available

It also operates two peripheral centers in the vicinity of Jaipur where comprehensive oral care is rendered to the needy with referral system for more specialized care. A total of thirty fully equipped dental units are used by the department for the above said purpose Mobile dental unit with two-dental chairs, equipment and emergency materials. Also has audio-visual equipment to educate and motivate populations. Eg. LCD projector, TV

Activities

Regular camps are organized in and around the vicinity of Jaipur.

Oral health screening programmes and preventive treatment is provided.

Sponsored projects are also accomplished

Under the ORAL HEALTH MONTH (Sep-Oct.2009) from COLGATE

Oral health screening and awareness camps were conducted in the Jaipur city from 12th Sep.2009-26th Sep.2009 at 45 different locations in the city. Total of 2029 individuals were screened and educated about the ill-effects of tobacco and motivated to live a healthy lifestyle.

School dental health programme was conducted in the public and private schools of Jamwaramgarh tehsil in Jaipur District from 7th Sep 2009-7th Oct.2009. Oral health Screening and health education was provided to about 4000 schoolchildren.

Faculty Detail

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Dr. Anup N

Postition HOD & PROFESSOR
Experience: 18 years 08 months
Qualification: B.D.S from Bapuji Dental College & Hospital,
Mysore M.D.S. from MAHE, Manipal
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Dr.Vikas Jeph

Postition Associate Professor
Experience: 8 Years 5 Month
Qualification: B.D.S from RUHS, M.D.S. from RUHS
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Dr. Swasti Tambi

Postition Assistant Professor
Experience: 2 years
Qualification: B.D.S from RUHS, M.D.S. from RUHS

Research Activities

SHORT TERM RESEARCH

  1. Self assessment of dental anxiety in patients visiting the comprehensive rural health service project, Ballabgarh.
  2. Oral habits & its effects on head & neck cancer patient undergoing radiotherapy & chemotherapy at Jaipur hospital
  3. Analysis of pH, Titratable acidity and Total Soluble Solid Content of mouthrinses with different active ingredients and concentration commercially available: An in vitro study
  4. Evaluation of alteration in plaque pH on consumption of commonly prescribed liquid pediatric medicines in children
  5. Assessment and comparison of fluoride content in water on intelligence quotient of schoolchildren aged 12-13 years.
  6. Assessment of Awareness and Impact of Warning labels on Tobacco products among students and staff of Engineering college.
  7. Assessment Of The Effect Of Water Purification Systems On Fluoride Content Of Water And Their Use At Domestic Level.
  8. Mobile Phone Base Station And Its Effect On Dental And General Health – A Cross-Sectional Study

LONG TERM RESEARCH

  1. Prevalence of dental fluorosis & dental caries experience among 12-15yrs schoolchildren in Sanganer tehsil.
  2. Oral health status of primitive tribal population in Babharana, Udaipur dist., Rajasthan
  3. Oral health status, treatment needs & quality of life amongst elderly population visiting the geriatric day care centres in Jaipur city
  4. Evaluating the anti-plaque/ anti- gingivitis efficacy of herbal dentifrices- A two phase clinical trial
  5. Variation in dietary patterns amongst 12-15yrs schoolchildren of rural & urban Jaipur in winter & summer, Its effect on plaque & gingival status
  6. Oral health status & treatment needs of institionalized chronic psychiatric patients in a psychiatric care centre, Jaipur
  7. Effectiveness of supervised toothbrushing & oral health education programme in improving plaque & gingival status in a Govt. school for hearing impaired & mute children in Jaipur
  8. Oral health related quality of life (OHRQOL) & oral health status amongst head & neck cancer patients ondergoing chemotherapy & radiotherapy at hospital- Jaipur
  9. Dental caries experience and its relationship with long term usage of liquid oral medication (LOM) among 2-12 years old children with various chronic diseases”
  10. Assessing correlation of periodontal status, oral hygiene status, salivary calcium, phosphorous, alkaline phosphatase with bone mineral density of lumbar vertebrae and pelvic bone among osteoporotic women aged 45-65years
  11. Prevalence Of Oral Premalignant Lesions And Conditions With Associated Risk Factors Amongst Residents Of Bhanpur Kalan Village, Jaipur

Paper Published

Title Journal Year
Dr. Anup N Oral manifestations in HIV/AIDS infected patients from India Oral Diseases 2006
Risk Factors for Traumatic Dental Injuries in an Adolescent Male Population in India Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice 2007
A Comparative Evaluation of Self- Reported Oral Hygiene Practices Among Medical and Engineering University Students with Access to Health-promotive Dental Care The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice 2007
Preparedness for Management of Medical Emergencies Among Dentists in Udupi and Mangalore, India J Contemp Dental Practice 2008
Correlation of CD4 cell count with gingival bleeding index in HIV positive individuals Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal 2008
Periodontal status of HIV-positive patients Med. Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal 2009
Prevalence of Tobacco Habits Among Health Care Students in Jaipur J K Science 2010
Poor-oral health in patients with coronary heart disease: a case-control study of Indian Adults N Z Med J 2011
From the “Addiction” to “De-Addiction”, A Step-wise Approach Journal of Medical & Dental Research 2011
Infant Oral Health Knowledge and Awareness: Disparity among Pregnant Women and Mothers visiting a Government Health Care Organization International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 2012
Dentists’ knowledge, attitudes and practices toward patients with epilepsy in Hyderabad city, India Epilepsy & Behavior 2012
Prevalence of Dental Fluorosis and Dental Caries Among 12-15 Year School Children in Sanganer Tehsil, Jaipur National Research Denticon 2013
Perception of Rural and Urban Mothers about Consumption of Targeted Fortified Products in Jaipur, Rajasthan- India: A Cross-Sectional Study Health Promot Perspect 2013
Cariogram- A multifactorial risk assessment software for risk prediction of dental caries International journal of scientific study 2014
Counterfeit medication: Perception of doctors and medical wholesale distributors in Western India Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry 2015
Prevalence of demarcated opacities among 12-15 yrs children using asthma drugs with different drug delivery methods Journal of clinical and diagnostic research 2016
Dr. Vikas Jeph Oral Health Status of Primitive Tribal Population of Bhabarana, Udaipur District, Rajasthan Journal of Med. & Dental Research 2011
Traumatic Occlusal forces as a risk factor for periodontium in children: A report of a case Journal of Med. & Dental Research 2011
From the “Addiction” to “De-Addiction”, A Step-wise Approach Journal of Med. & Dental Research 2011
“Tobacco Facts” Int JCR 2015
Evaluation of fluoride content of commercially available different coffee powder in Jaipur- An in-vitro study Arch of dent and Med Res 2015
Dr. Swasti Tambi Counterfeit medicines sale on online pharmacies in India Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice 2014
Efficacy of Amorphous calcium phosphate, G.C. tooth mousse and Gluma desensitizer in treating dentin hypersensitivity: A randomized clinical Trial International Journal of dental and health sciences. 2014
Counterfeit medication: Perception of doctors and medical wholesale distributors in Western India Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry 2015

Papers Guided

Dr. Anup N.

Name of P.G. Student Paper Presentation Venue
Dr. Satinder Walia “Oral health status and treatment needs among educationally deprived girl receiving informal education at an organization in Jaipur”. IAPHD Conference 2007,Kanpur
Dr.Mansi Arora A Questionnaire study on musculoskeletal pain amongst dentists in Jaipur. IAPHD Conference 2008,Hyderabad
Dr. Anupama Gaur Relative extrinsic stain removal effectiveness of a powered toothbrush and a powered toothbrush and a manual toothbrush –A Randomized control trial. ISDR Conference 2010, Ahemdabad.
Dr. Iqbal Singh Assessment of prevalence of tobacco habits among health care students at a health care campus in Jaipur. ISDR Conference 2010, Ahemdabad.
Dr. Sonia Pareek Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practices of pregnant women and mothers about feeding habits and infant oral health. IAPHD Conference 2010, New Delhi
Dr. Anindya Bhalla Self assessment of dental anxiety in patients visiting comprehensive rural health hospital, Ballabgarh. IAPHD Conference 2010, New Delhi
Dr. Ankita Goyal Analysis of pH, Titratable acidity and Total Soluble Solid Content of mouthrinses with different active ingredients and concentration commercially available: An in vitro study IAPHD Conference 2012, Chennai
Dr. Diljot Kaur Assessment and comparison of fluoride content in water on intelligence quotient of schoolchildren aged 12-13 years. IAPHD Conference 2012, New Chennai
Dr. Kushpal Singh Rathore Assessment Of The Effect Of Water Purification Systems On Fluoride Content Of Water And Their Use At Domestic Level. IAPHD Conference 2012, New Chennai
Dr. Shravani Naidu Enculturation, myths and misconceptions regarding oral health care practices amongst rural female population of Rajasthan IAPHD Conference 2012, Chennai
Dr. Asif Yousuf Knowledge, Attitude and practices towards consumption of Targeted Fortified Products in view of maternal and child nutrition among rural and urban population of Jaipur, Rajasthan IAPHD Conference 2012, Chennai
Dr. Siddharth Acharya Perception of dental academicians and post graduate students on future prospects of stem cells in dentistry IAPHD Conference 2013, Lucknow
Dr. Himanshu Kumawat Knowledge, Attitude and practice regarding ethics and law amongst medical and dental professionals in Jaipur city-A cross sectional questionnaire study IAPHD Conference 2013, Lucknow
Dr. Amit Kumar Jhajhariya Knowledge, attitude and practice of tobacco use among non-teaching staff workers of a dental college in Jaipur IAPHD Conference 2014, Kochi
Dr. Nishad Gawali Prevalence of demarcated opacities among 12-15 yrs children using different forms of asthma drugs IAPHD Conference 2014. Kochi
Dr. Prateek Jain Evaluation of fluoride content of commercially available different coffee powder in Jaipur- An in-vitro study IAPHD conference 2015, Manipal
Dr. Priyanka Sontakke Efficacy of indigenous unconventional bio-sorbents in defluoridation of standard water- An in-vitro study IAPHD conference 2015, Manipal

Poster Guided

Dr. Anup N.

Name of P.G. Student Paper Presentation Venue
Dr. Anindya Bhalla Diagnostic aids of oral cancer at community level. ISDR Conference 2010, Ahemdabad.
Dr. Sonia Pareek - Dental Informatics: a research and applied discipline. ISDR Conference 2010, Ahemdabad
Dr. Ankita Goyal Stem cells from wisdom tooth: A step towards primary prevention and early diagnosis IAPHD Conference 2010, Mysore
Dr. Diljot Kaur Green Dentistry: Pray protect preserve our precious mother nature IAPHD Conference 2012, New Mysore
Dr. Kushpal Singh Rathore Dental Nirvana IAPHD Conference 2012, Mysore
Dr. Shravani Naidu New frontiers in dentistry IAPHD conference 2011, Bangalore
Dr. Asif Yousuf Catalyzing improvements in oral health care IAPHD conference 2011, Bangalore
Dr. Himanshu Kumawat Who cares for us?- Oral health care for geriatrics IAPHD conference 2012, Chennai
Dr. Preeti Vishnani The oral health care tree IAPHD conference 2012, Chennai
Dr. Siddharth Acharya Right to access to quality oral health care in rural India IAPHD conference 2012, Chennai
Dr. Swasti Tambi Accredited social health activist (ASHA)- A bridge to increase accessibility to basic oral health care in rural India IAPHD conference 2012, Chennai
Dr. Nishad Gawali Smile stadium- Strike a healthy smile IAPHD conference 2013, Lucknow
Dr. Prateek Jain Nicotine replacement therapy- Track to healthy life Rajasthan state dental conference 2013, Shri Ganganagar
Dr. Priyanka Sontakke Smiles for miles- Make every child ride a healthy smile IAPHD conference 2013, Lucknow

ALUMNI

Dr. Satinder Walia Batch- 2006-2009
Dr. Vikas Jeph
Dr. Mansi Arora Batch- 2007-2010
Dr. Puneet Gupta
Dr. Anupama Gaur Batch- 2008-2011
Dr. Iqbal Singh
Dr. Sonia Pareek Batch- 2009-2012
Dr. Anidya Bhalla
Dr. Ankita Goyal Batch- 2010-2013
Dr. Diljot Kaur
Dr. Kushpal Singh Rathore
Dr. Shravani G. Batch- 2011-2014
Dr. Asif Yousuf
Dr. Swasti Tambi Batch- 2012-2015
Dr. Preeti Vishnani
Dr. Siddharth Acharya
Dr. Himanshu Kumawat

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Dr. Iqbal Singh Best paper presentation Dr. T.R.Saraswati Award at ISDR Conference 2010, Ahemdabad.
Best poster Second Prize IAPHD Confernce Hyderabad 2008
Dr.Diljot Kaur Best Poster Presentation IAPHD Mysore 2010
Dr. Asif Yousuf Best poster presentation IAPHD Confernce Bangalore 2011
Dr. Himanshu Kumawat Best poster presentatio IAPHD Confernce Chennai 2012

List of camps organized from January-15 to December-15

S.No. Date Camp venue No. of pts
1 23/1/15 Dental Screening & Treatment Camp at B.S.F. 18th Batallion, Labana. 42
2 25/1/15 Dental Screening & Health Education camp at Sukhdev Sec. School, RamgarhMoad, Jaipur 143
3 26/1/15 Dental Screening & Health Education camp at Modern Public School, Govind Nagar, Jaipur 223
4 28/1/15 Dental Screening & Treatment Camp at Basna 150
5 04/2/15 Dental Screening Camp at CHC Amer, Jaipur 63
6 13/2/15 Dental Screening & Health Education camp at Anand Public School, Mansarovar, Jaipur 216
7 01/3/15 Dental Screening & Health Education Camp at Nagaur, Rajasthan 159
8 17/3/15 Dental Screening & Health Education camp at Satya Bharti Govt Primary School, Harwar Ki Dhani, Amer 83
9 31/3/15 Dental Screening Camp at Tushita Foundation, Rajawat Ka Chowk, Amer, Jaipur 103
10 04/4/15 Dental Screening Camp at Trimurti Sr. Sec. School, Paniyala, Kotputli 335
11 13/4/15 Dental Screening and Health Education Camp at Chomu, Jaipur 213
12 21/4/15 Dental Screening & Health Education camp at Satya Bharti Govt. Sr. Sec School, Achrol 413
13 18/5/15 Dental Screening camp at Soda Village, Tonk 378
14 10/7/15 Dental Screening & Treatment Camp at Neemla 135
15 19/7/15 Dental Screening & Treatment Camp at Thali 143
16 27/7/15 Dental Screening & Treatment Camp at ShaanKotda 176
17 18/8/15 Dental Screening & Treatment Camp at Bhavani 134
18 25/8/15 Dental Screening & Treatment Camp at Dangarwada 176
19 26/8/15 Dental Health Education camp at Govt. Sec. School, Dhand, Teh Amer 189
20 07/09/15 Dental Screening & Treatment Camp at Shaheed Lt. AbhayPareek GGSS School, Gandhinagar 456
21 28/9/15 Dental Screening & Health Education camp at Govt. Middle School, Chaparwas, Basna 106
22 29/9/15 Dental Screening & Health Education camp at Govt. Primary School, Jindwas, Basna 54
23 11/10/15 Dental Screening & Treatment camp at Mathura 191
24 16/10/15 Dental screening and treatment camp at Alwar 795
25 20/10/15 Dental screening and treatment camp at Jain Bhawan, Kulli 756
26 12/11/15 Dental screening camp at Jain Mandir , Jaipur 53
27 17/11/15 Dental Screening camp at Ramkrishna Mission, C-Scheme, Jaipur 112
28 18/11/15 Dental Screening camp at Rajvansh Public School, Barkat Nagar, Jaipur 324
29 11/12/15 Dental Screening camp at T.K. Chhildren Academy, A-29, Lal Bahadur Nagar, Jaipur 46
30 18/12/15 Dental Screening and Treatment camp IT Centre, Phutolav 165
31 21/12/15 Dental Screening camp at Indian Public School, Barkat Nagar 445
32 24/12/15 Dental Screening & Treatment camp at Govt. Middle School, Nimbi 154