Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital
Constituent Unit of
Dr.M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute
(Deemed to be University with Graded Autonomy Status)
An ISO 21001 : 2018 Certified Institution. Accredited by NAAC with 'A+' Grade
NAAC Certificate



The department of public health dentistry deals with research, consultation and extension activities. To blend modernity and tradition, the department has a goal of producing graduates who are knowledgeable, principled, ethical and disciplined. To produce a graduate asset who has the potential to make valuable contributions, apply the knowledge they have received and contribute to promoting oral health of their communities and preventing disease.

Programs Offered

Course Annual Intake
BDS 100

Teaching Learning Process

  1. Lectures are aided by power point slides.
  2. Chair side teaching is done using models.
  3. Experimental learning involves 'learning by doing' which is achieved by participation in community health education
  4. Service learning involves participation of undergraduates in the Community diagnosis and treatment programs.
  5. Students faced with a public health problem (e.g. dental Fluorosis, early childhood caries, Oral sub mucous fibrosis) presented to them in a group situation must work together to identify the issues and find a resolution to the problem that is presented to them.

Distinguished Clinical Facilities

The department is full-fledged and well-equipped with 16 dental chairs for treating the underprivileged. The departmental library consists books covering various aspects of Public Health, Dental Public Health, Research Methodology and Biostatistics. A Full fledged state of the art museum with innovative working models for educating the public on dental health aspects.

Research Activities

Both the staff and students involve in various research activities.

Consultation Services

  1. Establishment of Satellite Centers through Community academic partnership.
  2. Rural health services program using mobile dental clinics
  3. Dental Screening Camps
  4. Oral Health Education and Motivation Programs
  5. School health programs
  6. Special group services for institutionalized elderly, differently-abled individuals etc.
  7. Health Rallies
  8. Industrial dental care program
  9. Observation of important health days


To strive for excellence in dental education, practice, community service and research and adopt ethical principles in all aspects of Community Oral Health activities and while carrying out epidemiological researches.


To develop and to raise Dental Public Health professionals in advancing oral health. Excellence in Knowledge, Skills and Patient Centered Service.

Major Thrust Areas

  1. Behavioural sciences
  2. Epidemiology or oral diseases

Total Number of Publications - 68

Highest Impact Factor Publication: Journal of Conservative Dentistry – score 0.801

Dept. of Public Health Dentistry

Under Graduate
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Dr. A. Vinita Mary