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DENTAL HEALTH IN INDIA


State of dental health awareness in India:
India is a vast country with over 1000 million people.
Nearly 125 dental producing over 3000 each year.
Present dentist number is estimated approx. 30,000.
70% population lives in villages, served very poorly by dentists.
Level of dental education among pubic is low.
Consumption of Tobacco in various forms is high & is on the rise, leading to high incidence of Oral cancer, Dental caries and periodontal problems.
Many areas have high fluoride in drinking water this has been used by lobby to prevent any national policy on use of fluorides for controlling dental caries.
Dental services & education very low on Govt. priority list
One national and several specialty associations. Membership of Indian dental association is only about 7000.
Only one national journal, infrequent publication and standard questionable.
General dental practitioners poorly served-Intense need to have continuing education/distance learning programs to raise the level of their practice/knowledge.

Duties of a dentist can be classified into three areas:

Prevention of Oral Diseases
Restore and remove diseased teeth
Educate the public on good dental hygiene
Advise patients on proper brushing and flossing, diet and dental care
Teach patients to care for their teeth and prevent gum diseases that not only give bad breath but destroy jaw bones that support the teeth.

Restoration of Personal Appearance
Crown or cap teeth through orthodontic treatment (correction of crooked teeth)
Make and fit dentures or false teeth

Oral Cancers and Jaw Fractures
Detect and treat cancer of the mouth
Examine injuries in the mouth and face, including broken jaws
Operate on these parts (jaw surgery) to restore a patient's facial appearance

Personal Qualities
Manual dexterity and able to do precise and detailed work
Good communication skills
Able to concentrate
Enjoy work with people
Patient and calm to cope with anxious and worried patients
Must have good health and eyesight
ANDHRA PRADESH
Dental College, Siddartha Medical College Vijaywada
Government Dental College & Hospital Afzalganj, Hyderabad- 500012

ASSAM
Regional Dental College Guwahati- 781002

BIHAR
Patna Dental College & Hospital Agamkaun, Patna- 800007
Sarjug Dental College Hospital Road, Laheria Sarai, Darbhanga

DELHI
Maula Azad Medical College Dental Wing, New Delhi- 110002

GOA
Goa Dental College & Hospital Rajiv Gandhi Complex, Bambolim-403006

GUJARAT
Government Dental College Jamnagar- 361008
Government Dental College & Hospital New Civil Hospital Compound, Asarwa, Ahemadabad-380016

HARYANA
B.R.S Dental College Kotbilla, Panchkula
DAV Centenary Dental College Model Town, Yamuna Nagar- 135001
Dental College, Medical Campus Rohtak- 124001



HIMACHAL PRADESH
Himachal Dental College Dr. Puranchand Medical Charitable Trust, Sundar Nagar

JAMMU & KASHMIR
Government Dental College SMHS Hospital Premises, Srinagar (Kashmir)

KARNATAKA
Al-Ameen Charitable Fund Trust 3, Miller Tank Bund Road, Bangalore- 560052
AME's Dental College Raichur- 584101
A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences Bunts Hostel Road, Mangalore- 575003
Bapuji Dental College & Hospital Davangere- 577004
Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital 20-21, Seshadri Road, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore
College of Dental Surgery Kasturba Medical College, Manipal- 576119
College of Dental Sciences Davangere- 577004
Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences Shavine Malleswara Hills, Kanakpra Road, Bangalore-78
Government Dental College Fort, Bangalore- 560002
Jagadguru Shri Shivarathreeswara Dental College Bannimantap, Mysore- 570015
HKE Society's Dental College Gulbarga- 585105
K.G.F. College of Dental Sciences No. 36, D.K. Plantation, BEML Nagar, Kolar Gold, Kolar Gold Fields-563115
K.L.E. Society's Dental College Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Campus, Belgaum-590010
M.R.A. Dental College 1/36, Cline Road, Cooke Town, Bangalore- 560004
M.S. Ramaiah Dental College Gokula Extension Post, Bangalore- 560054
Oxford Dental College I-Phase, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore-560078
S.B.Patil Institute for Dental Sciences & Research Naubad, P.B. No.52, Bidar-585402
Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences Cholanagar, Hebbal, Bangalore-560032
SDM College of Dental Sciences Dhavalgiri, Dharwad- 580002
Shri S. Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences Vidya Nagar, Hassan- 573201
S.D.M. Dental College & Hospital Chitradurga- 577502
V.S. Dental College K.R. Road, V.V. Puram, Bangalore- 560004
Yenepoya Dental College Zulekha Complex, Bibi Alabi Road, Mangalore- 575001

KERALA
Dental College, Medical College P.O. Calicut- 673008
Medical College Dental Wing, Thiruvananthapuram- 635001

MADHYA PRADESH
College of Dentistry Indore- 452001

MAHARASHTRA
Bharati Vidyapeetas Dental College & Hospital Katraj Dhankawadi Education Complex, Puna Satara Road, Pune-411043
Government Dental College & Hospital Nagpur- 440003
Government Dental College & Hospital Medical College Campus, Aurangabad-431001
Government Dental College & Hospital I.P.D., Mello Road, Fort, Mumbai-1
Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandir's Dental College & Hospital Panchvati, Nasik-3
Nair Hospital Dental College Dr. A. Nair Road, Byculla, Mumbai-400008
Pravara Rural Institute of Dental Education & Research P.O. Loni, Loni- 413736
Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Memorial Medical Trust's Dental College Swangi (Meghe), Yevatmal Road, Wardha- 442004
Vasantdada Patil Dental College & Hospital South Shiva Nagar, Sangli- 416416
Vidarbha Youth Welfare Society's Dental College Amravati
Jamanlal Goenka Dental College & Hospital Gorakshan Road, Akola- 444004

ORISSA
S.C.B. Medical College Dental Wing, Cuttack- 753007

PUNJAB
Christian Dental College Ludhiana
Government Dental College & Hospital Patiala- 147001
Punjab Government Dental College & Hospital Amritsar- 143001
Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Sri Amritsar- 143006

PONDCHERRY
Mahatma Gandhi Dental College & Hospital Government Pharmacy Building, Indira Nagar Complex, Gorimedu,
Pondicherry-605006

TAMIL NADU
J.K.K. Natrajah Dental College Komarapalayam- 638183
Meenakshi Ammal Dental College Uthiramerur, Changai Anna Distt.
Rajas Dental College New Raja Nagar, Vadakangulam- 627116
Ragas Dental College 116, Dr. R.K. Salai, Chennai- 600004
Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital Annamalainagar 608002
Saveetha Dental College Poonamallea, Chennai- 600056
Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital Valacheri Main Road, Balaji Nagar, Narayanpuram, Pillikaranai, Chennai-601302
Shri Ramchandra Dental College Porur, Chennai- 600116
Thai Moogambigai Dental College & Hospital Thirumathi Kannamal Educational Trust, 121, G.N. Chetty Road, Chennai-17
Tamil Nadu Government Dental College & Hospital Opp. Fort Railway Station, Chennai- 600003
Vinayaka Mission's Sankaracharayar Dental College 44 Second Agraharam, Salem- 636001

UTTAR PRADESH
Dental College & Hospital K.G's Medical College, Lucknow- 226003
Santosh Dental College Santosh Nagar, Ghaziabad 201009

WEST BENGAL
Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital 114, Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Road, Calcutta- 700014
The North Bengal Dental College North Bengal Medical College & Hospital Campus, Sushratanagar, Siliguri,
Distt. Darjeeling,
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