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Department of Public Health Dentistry

The Department of Public Health Dentistry takes pride in being a champion of out-reach programs bringing oral health care closer to the underserved population. Innovative programs are conducted regularly to sensitize, educate and promote oral health among the public.

The department is equipped with a mobile dental clinic and a portable dental chair with digital radiography, taking sophisticated dental care to remote areas where access to care is limited. Clinical training in all aspects of oral health is provided to the Post Graduate and Undergraduate students with a focused emphasis on the concept of prevention.

Epidemiological studies are conducted regularly to understand patterns of disease distribution and also assess the needs of the community training students in the field of community based interventions.

The department has a full-fledged museum with a range of exhibits for the purpose of patient education on all aspects of oral health, oral diseases and it’s prevention. A Tobacco Cessation Unit has also been constituted for the purpose of educating the public as well as counselling tobacco users to quit the habit.

The department also operates 2 satellite centres at Devanahalli and Vishwanathpura bringing oral health services closer to remote and rural populations apart from facilitating the dental unit at Yelahanka General Hospital.

The department organizes public awareness programs on a regular basis marking important public health days like World No Tobacco Day, World Health Day and so on.

The department is associated with Indian Cancer Society, Karnataka Cancer Society, Cytecare Hospital, Lions Club, Devanahalli, etc to create awareness and take a lead role in prevention, detection and treatment of oral cancer and other oral diseases.

The department hosts numerous informative CDE programs on a periodic basis to stay up to date with changing trends in the field of dental public health.


To prevent oral disease, improve oral health related quality of life of the population and promote a healthy community through surveillance, education and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders.


To provide leadership and expertise in population-based dentistry, oral health surveillance, policy development, community-based disease prevention and health promotion that will benefit all sections of society.

Head of the Department of Public Health Dentistry – Message

Dr. Murali R  Prof & HOD (M.S  Dental Public Health)

It gives me great pleasure and pride to showcase the Department of Public Health Dentistry of Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences where we believe that oral health is a universal right and with committed, collective efforts, we strive to make that a reality.

The department is known for intensive outreach programs penetrating remote areas in and around the community taking oral health to the masses.

Experienced faculty guide and train undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of dental public health, giving them first hands experience of population-based dentistry, research methodology, prevention, screening and treatment of oral diseases.

Aligned with the mission, vision, and values of KCDS, the department places a high emphasis on inclusive oral health care to the underserved and deprived populations, who need it the most.

Our Staff

Name Qualification Designation Email-ID
Dr. Murali R (M.S  Dental Public Health) Professor & HOD drmurali.phd@kcdsh.org
Dr. Shamala A MDS Reader drashamala.phd@kcdsh.org
Dr. Maanasi Y MDS Reader drmaanasi.phd@kcdsh.org
Dr. Arpan Debnath MDS Lecturer
Dr. Shipra BDS Tutor drshipramishra.phd@kcdsh.org
Dr. Vivek Ranjan BDS Tutor drvivekranjan.phd@kcdsh.org
Name of the Faculty/ Student Research Title Year
Dr. Arpan Debnath High Risk Cancer Screening And Awareness Program For Oral, Breast And Cervical Cancer – A Community Based Study 2017-18
Dr. Maanasi B Yalamalli The Use Of Social Media For Dental Practice By Indian Dentists 2018
Dr. Maanasi B Yalamalli Prevalence Of Symptoms Of Depression Among Students Of KCDS 2017
Dr. Bedkekar Sushma Assessment Of Oral Health Status And Treatment Needs Among Railway Carriage And Wagon Workers In Bangalore City. - A Cross-Sectional Study 2017
Dr. Manisha Koul Association Of Tobacco Habits With Dental Caries, Streptococcus Mutans Countand Oral Hygiene Status Among Tobacco Users And Non Users In Bangalore City 2016
Dr. Priyanka D Assessment Of Oral Health Status And Adverse Habits Among Bmtc Employees In Bangalore City. 2016
Dr. Zaharunnissa Prevalence Of Dental Traumatic Injuries To Permanent Anterior Teeth And Oral Health Status Among Athletes Actively Involved In Contact Sports In Bangalore City 2014
Dr. Divya S Oral Health Status And Oral Health Related Quality Of Life Of Eldery Citizens Residing In Old Age Homes In Bangalore City. 2014
Dr. Punith Shetty Oral Health Status Of 13-15 Year Old School Going Children And Estimation Of Fluoride Content In Drinking Water Of Chikkabalapur District 2013
Dr. Roomani Srivastava Oral Health Related Quality Of Life And Oral Health Status Of Patients With Type2 Diabetes Mellitus In Bangalore: A Hospital Based Study. 2013
Dr. Preethi Nagdev Oral Health Status And Utilization Of Oral Health Services Among 13 To 15 Year Old School Going Children Of Bangalore North-4 2013
  • University Rank
    • PG: Dr. Roomani Srivastava secured 2nd Rank in RGUHS Convocation Ceremony (2016)
  • Awards/Prize in conference
Name Achievements
Dr. Roomani Srivastava
  • 1st prize, Best Paper at 20th IAPHD National Conference, Manipal, November, 2015.
  • Best poster at the 9th IAPHD National PG Convention, Nellore, Jun - 15
Dr. Punith Shetty
  • 1st prize, Best Paper at 20th IAPHD National Conference, Manipal, November, 2015.
  • 2nd prize, Best paper at 65th IDA National Conference, Bangalore, Feb-15
Dr. Preethi Nagdev
  • 1st prize, Best paper at 65TH IDA National Conference, Bangalore, Feb-15
Dr. Zaharunnissa
  • 1st prize, Best Paper at 20th IAPHD National Conference, Manipal, November, 2015
  • 2nd prize, Best paper at 65th IDA National Conference, Bangalore, Feb
Year Programme Conducted
2018 Pathfinder V
2018 World Health Day
2018 World No Tobacco Day
2017 World Health Day
2017 World No Tobacco Day

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