DAPM RV Dental College  is focused on the social commitment towards promoting good oral hygiene practices by organizing various outreach and extension activities throughout the year. These activities have been recognized by the government and other organizations alike.

 

School Health Programmes and Health education programs:

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry has a unique school health program that has consistently provided oral health care to school children for more than  20 years. Basic treatment including oral prophylaxis, dental fillings and preventive treatment are provided completely free of cost to the children.

Both departments of Pediatric dentistry and Public Health Dentistry have been actively involved in creating oral health awareness as an integral part of the dental camps which are conducted. The programmes which concentrate on prevention and recognition of oral diseases are conducted for both the rural and urban communities.

The faculty of Department of Public Health Dentistry have been actively involved in developing several educational tools and toys for promoting good oral hygiene practices amongst children.

To facilitate the entire process of the conducting the dental camps, the college has a well-equipped mobile dental van which has been customized for providing dental services during the camps. It is equipped with 2 dental chairs and one portable dental chair

Also over the years many equipment have been customized for specific needs of our target population which includes portable dental units, ultrasonic scalers with customized pressure pumps among several other innovations.

Dental procedures being performed at Camps with minimalistic facilities.

Mobile dental van unit and dental procedures being performed

Children learning about brushing at the remote overnight camp in MM Hills
Children learning about oral health through the 3 D game

Free Denture camps :

Department of Prosthodontics and crown and bridge has conducted “free denture camps” for senior citizens and also is associated with the “Danta Bhagya Yojane” programme along with the Government of Karnataka

Extension centres:

The institution undertakes various health promoting activities through pubic private partnerships with various organisations such as :

  • ISRO
  • Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC),Jayanagar
  • Sriramanahalli village, Doddaballapura Taluk in collaboration with Peoples Trust (NGO- Self Help group)
  • Sevakshetra Hospital
  • Chennenahalli, Magadi Road
Oral cancer Prevention

The faculty and students are well trained for the detection and screening for oral cancer . Exclusive camps have been organized for oral precancer and oral cancer detection. Creating awareness about the detrimental effects of habits such as tobacco, gutkha and paan masala usage is one of our priorities. The institution also has a tobacco cessation clinic which focusses on counselling patients to stop the habit of tobacco use.

Awards and recognition :
  • Our institute is extremely proud that one of our faculty members from the Department of Pediatric Dentistry ,Dr. Sudhir R has set a record for organizing the maximum number of free school oral health programmes . This has been recognized by both the Asia and India Book of records for conducting a record number of 1039 of camps and treating 2,25,421 children from 17th January 2000 to 25th February 2020
  • Our institution’s concerns for oral health of special abled children has been welcomed and appreciated by Kannada Prabha
  • Our faculty have been invited to deliver lectures ,radio talks and television talks to create an awareness on oral hygiene practices amongst the general

 

One of the camps conducted has been documented in a beautiful video