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Theory:15 Hours Clinical/Practical:50


Sl No. Topic No.of hours

Introduction to Dentistry: Definition of Dentistry,

History of Dentistry, Scope, aims and objectives of Dentistry.

2 Public Health:  
  i.  Health & Disease:  – Concepts, Philosophy, Definition & Characteristics 5

ii. Public Health: – Definition & Concepts, History of public health


iii. Dentist Act 1948 with amendment.

Dentist Council of India and state Dental Councils

Composition and responsibilities.


iv. Indian Dental association

Head Office, State and local branches



These exercises designed to help the student in III year:

  1. To Understand the community aspects of dentistry
  2. To take up leadership role in solving community oral health programme
  3. To gain hands on experience on research methodology.

Exercises: III BDS

Sl No. Topic No. of hours

Short term research project: Epidemiology & Advocacy

Purpose: Apply the theory and practice of epidemiology, planning and evaluation, statistics to dental public health. Most of the students are unfamiliar with research and hence this short term project which will be divided across 2 years

[IV & V BDS]

would address this issue.

Depending on the topic chosen student can incorporate

• Collection of statistical data (demographic) on population in India, birth rates, morbidity and mortality, literacy, per capita income

• Incidence and prevalence of common oral diseases like dental caries, periodontal disease, oral cancer, fluorosis at national and international levels.

• Oral health status assessment of the community using indices and WHO basic oral health survey methods collection.

15 hrs



Field visits:

• Visit to primary health centre-to acquaint with activities and primary healthcare delivery

• Visit to water purification plant/public health laboratory/ centre for treatment of western and sewage water

Visit to institution for the care of handicapped, physically, mentally, or medically compromised patients

20 hrs



Preventive Dentistry:

• Including case history, recording of indices, application of pit and fissure sealants, fluoride gel application procedure, A. R. T.

Health talk : Minimum of 12 per year

15 hrs


Note: Recording of oral health assessment using indices and WHO basic oral health survey methods should be in context of how information collected will be used or utilised. Therefore it is desirable for this exercise to be part of short term research project and not merely for recording.



Theory: 45 hours Clinical/Practical:150 hour

Topic No. of hours


i. General Epidemiology:- definition, objectives, methods             

ii. Environment Health: -Concepts, principles, protection, sources, purification environmental sanitation of water disposal of waste sanitation, then role in mass disorders 2
iii. Health Education: -Definition, concepts, principles, methods, and health education aids 2
iv. Public Health Administration: -Priority, establishment, manpower, private practice management, hospital management. 2
v. Ethics and Jurisprudence: Professional liabilities, negligence, malpractice, consents, evidence, contrasts, and methods of identification in forensic dentistry. 2
vi. Behaviour sciences: Definition of sociology, anthropology and psychology and their in dental practice and community. 2
vii. Health care delivery system: Center and state, oral health policy, primary health care, national programmes, health organizations. 2
2.  Dental Public Health  
i. Definition and difference between community and clinical health. 2
ii. Nutrition in oral diseases 2

iii. Delivery of dental care: Dental auxiliaries, operational and non-

operational, incremental and comprehensive health care, school dental health

Planning & Evaluation

iv. Payments of dental care: Methods of payments and dental insurance, government plans 2

3.Preventive Dentistry

i. Definition, Levels, role of individual community and profession, fluorides in dentistry, plaque control programmes.

ii. Prevention of dental caries Prevention of periodontal disease Prevention of oral cancer Prevention of malocclusion Atraumatic Restorative Treatment(ART) Occupational Hazards Evidence Based Dentistry(EBD)




Research Methodology and Dental Statistics  
4. Health Information: – Basic knowledge of Computers, MS Office, Window 2000, Statistical Programmes



5. Research Methodology: -Definition, types of research, designing a written protocol



6.   Bio-Statistics: – Introduction, collection of data, presentation of data, Measures of Central tendency, measures of dispersion, Tests of significance, Sampling and sampling techniques-types, errors, bias, blind trail and calibration.



Practice Management  

1. Place and locality

2. Premises & layout

3. Selection of equipments

4. Maintenance of records/accounts/audit.




These exercises designed to help the student in V year:

  1. ToUnderstandthe community aspects of dentistry
  2. Totakeup leadership role in solving community oral health programme
  3. Togainhands on experience on research methodology.

Exercises: IV BDS

Topic Hours of study

1. Oral health education material preparation

• Preparation of health education materials posters, models, slides Lectures, play acting skits etc.

10 hours

2. Visit to school

• To asses the oral health status of school children,

Emergency treatment and health education including possible preventive Care at school (tooth brushing technique demonstration and oral rinse programme etc.)

20 hours

3. Preventive dentistry and health talk:

• Including case history, recording of indices,application of pit and fissure

Sealants,fluoride gel application procedure,A.R.T. Health talk:Minimum of 12 per year

30 hours


4. Exploring the setting of dental practice

• Exploring and planning setting of private dental clinics in rural,semi- Urban and urban locations,availment of finances for dental practices, Preparing project report.

10 hours

5. Rural postings

• Comprehensive care including oral health education in rural areas for Disadvantaged population.

80 hours

Note: Recording of oral health assessment using indices and WHO basic oral health survey methods should be in context of how information collected will be used or utilised. Therefore it is desirable for this exercise to be part of short term research project and not merely for recording.

The colleges are encouraged to involve in the N.S.S.programme for college students for carrying out Social work in rural areas.

                                 Type of questions and distribution of marks:

Each question paper shall be of 3 hours duration, carrying maximum marks of 70. There shall be three types of questions with distribution of marks as shown in Table:


Type of Questions No. of Questions Marks per question Total marks
Long Essay Type 2 10 20
Short Essay Type 8 5 40
Short Answer Type 5 2 10
    Grand Total 70

Scheme of Examination Theory Examination

Sl.No Type of Question No. Marks Total (Maximum Marks 100)
I Long Essays 2 10 20
ii Short Essays 8 5 40
iii Short Answers 5 2 10

Clinical Examination

Sl.No. Exercise Marks allotted(Maximum Marks 100)
1. Case History Taking 15
2 . Assessment of Oral Health Status using any two relevant Indices 35

Preventive Clinical procedures(Any one)

( Topical fluoride application, Pit and fissure sealants and ART)


Oral Health Education Talk / Presentation of

Oral Health Education Material / short term student research project presentation



  Theory Clinicals
Internal Assessment 10 10
University Examination 70 90
Viva voce 20
Total 100 100


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