Public Health & Community Dentistry

The health of the society reflects the health of the nation… and dental health is an integral part of overall health. This is the message that the department of Public Health dentistry sends out in the numerous camps it conducts in rural and urban pockets in and around Chennai.

Dr. Sunder Kote, who heads the department plays a pivotal role in Tobacco Control initiative of the department which has motivated many a patient to stub out the ‘fire-stick’! He is also an editorial board member and reviewer for many national and international journals, a regularly invited guest speaker and has chaired numerous scientific sessions in national conferences, workshops and conventions.

Awareness rallies and processions in public places have brought in many patients to the dental college who are now aware that prevention is better than cure.