MDS: Community DentistrySDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital
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MDS: Community Dentistry
The college offer number of courses, one of the course is MDS: Community Dentistry. This course is offer under the department of Community Dentistry.
The Department of Community Dentistry is situated in the left wing of the SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad. In this institution, the department is accorded an independent status with all well equipped dental units to provide basic services in various specialties. Very few institutions in this country have attached similar significance to this specialty. The dept. of Public Health Dentistry serves as a Dental Health Education centre as well as a fully functional clinic, not only in this campus but also in this part of Karnataka through rural dental health services.
Objectives of the course is :
1. Orient students to the profession of dentistry, its development, philosophies and activities related to community oral health promotion.
2. Develop in students the concept of ethical behaviour and laws that govern the profession.
3. Stimulate an interest in participating in the community health activities. Theory: 40 Hours
1. Introduction to Dentistry: History of dentistry. Definition, Specialties, Dental education in India, Career perspectives. Dentists Act of 1948, Dental Council of India, Ethics for the dental profession, India Dental Association (3 Hours)