Syllabus of THIRD B.D.S. Preventive and Community Dentistry. subject



Preventive and Community Dentistry.

Lectures - 30 Hours. (Spread over Two Terms)

Field Programs - 100 Hours.
Total Duration - 130 Hours.

1. History of Dentistry.
2. Biostatistics:
Introduction and General Principles of Biostatistics, Statistical procedures.
3. Psychology:
Introduction, Psychological development from birth to
adolescence, Management of Child in the dental office, parent
counseling in respect of dental health and Hygiene of the child.
4. Public Health:
Concept and philosophy of Health administration in India
National health programmes, General Epidemiology, Health
Education, Environmental Health (Norms for portability,
purification) Fluorine-contents of water and implications of
its deviation. Water treatment to ensure its proper
5. Preventive Dentistry:
Prevention, levels of prevention, various measures in the
prevention of Dental and Oral diseases at individual and
community level. Nutrition and Dental Health.
6. Public Health Dentistry:
Introduction, definition, objectives, function of public
health dentist, procedural steps in dental public health,
indices for dental diseases, surveying and evaluation.
epidemiology of dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral
cancer, Utilization of dental manpower, payment for dental
care, public dental Health programme. School dental health
programme. Dental health services at state and center.
Private practice administration, ethics, Jurisprudence,
Dental Council and Dental Association. Parameters used in
clinical and population studies for dental Health.
Dentist and consumer protection Act.
7. Social Sciences:

As applied to health, social structure concepts, groups,
social institutions, urban and rural societies, their
concepts of health. Application of sociology in health
programs, social environment. Cultural Anthropology,
objective, different aspects of Folk medicine and popular
medicine, Cultural pattern and complexes, taboos as related
to health.
8. Epidermology of Dental & Oral diseases.
Defination of indices , Classification of indices , commonly used indices for dental caries & periodental diseases.
9. Recent advances and other oral diseases.
1. In rural areas to conduct survey of Dental diseases. Provide
Dental Health Education, emergency treatment.
2. School-Health programme, Dental Care for school children
and preventive programme. Topical fluoride application and
oral hygiene demonstrations.
I. Theory (written) paper shall be of three hours duration max 60 Marks.
Theory paper shall have three parts A,B, & C.
Section A : MCQ - Total 20 Marks.
20 multiple choice questions carrying one mark each... 20 marks.
Section B : SAQ - Total 20 marks.
Ten short questions carrying two marks each ..... 20 marks.
Section C : LAQ - Total 20 Marks.
Two long answer question carrying ten marks each .... 20 marks
II. ORAL (VIVA VOCE) .................................. ......... 20 Marks.
III. Int. Assessment in Theory 20 Marks.

.......................................Total 100 marks


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