Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry
subject: 1. Periodontics
2. Community Dentistry(public health Dentistry)
As per the DCI regulation -2007
100% in Private and Government sector
The objectives are dealt under three headings (a) Knowledge and understanding (b) skills and (c)
(A) KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The graduate should acquire the following during the period of training.
1. Adequate knowledge of the scientific foundations on which dentistry is based and good understanding of various relevant scientific methods, principles of biological functions and be able to evaluate and analyse scientifically various established facts and data.
2. Adequate knowledge of the development, structure and function of the teeth, mouth and jaws
and associated tissues both in health and disease and their relationship and effect on general
state of health and also bearing on physical and social well being of the patient.
3. Adequate knowledge of clinical disciplines and methods which provide a coherent picture of
anomalies, lesions and diseases of the teeth, mouth and jaws and preventive diagnostic and
therapeutic aspects of dentistry.
4. Adequate clinical experience required for general dental practice.
5. Adequate knowledge of the constitution, biological function and behaviour of persons in health
and sickness as well as the influence of the natural and social environment on the state of
health in so far as it affect dentistry.
A graduate should be able to demonstrate the following skills necessary for practice of dentistry.
1. Able to diagnose and manage various common dental problems encountered in general dental
practice keeping in mind the expectations and the right of the society to receive the best
possible treatment available wherever possible.
2. Acquire the skill to prevent and manage complications if encountered while carrying out various
surgical and other procedures.
3. Possess skill to carry out certain investigative procedures and ability to interpret laboratory
4. Promote oral health and help prevent oral diseases where possible.
5. Competent in the control of pain and anxiety among the patients during dental treatment.
A graduate should develop during the training period the following attitudes.
1.Willing to apply the current knowledge of dentistry in the best interest of the patients and the
2. Maintain a high standard of professional ethics and conduct and apply these in all aspects of
3. Seek to improve awareness and provide possible solutions for oral health problems and needs
through out the community.
4. Willingness to participate in the CPED Programmes to update the knowledge and professional
skill from time to time.
5. To help and participate in the implementation of the national oral health policy.