Public Health Dentistry

The Department of Public Health Dentistry is dedicated in training undergraduate students in public health dentistry and to work within interdisciplinary teams to conduct investigations on the risk factors for oral diseases, their relation to systemic disease, and on the use of oral epidemiological methods to study health outcomes of dental services and oral health policy. It also includes instruction in preventive dentistry, the relationship of oral diseases to health and quality of life, dental epidemiology, dental care policy and oral health program planning.


To educate populations through public awareness, dental program and community services and provide accessible quality dental care

To encourage the development and maintenance of community dentistry programs

To improve access to dental care for underserved populations, and the quality of care for all populations,

To stimulate research in Dental Public Health with emphasis on disease surveillance, health services research, program evaluation, and causes of diseases.

Facilities Available

Mobile dental unit with two-dental chairs, equipment and emergency materials. Also have audio-visual equipment to educate and motivate populations.


Regular camps are organized in and around the vicinity of Shimla, far flung Areas of the state where no facilities are available for the provision of orodental care. Also in the central jail, orphanages, schools for special children. Comprehensive dental treatment is provided to the patients who are being referred from the camps, in the O.P.D. of the department.

Projects financially assisted by I.C.M.R., W.H.O., D.C.I. are also accomplished

List Of Faculty Members & Others
Name Designation Phone Email
Dr Vinay Bhardwaj Professor & Head 9418077302, 220  
Dr Shailee Fotedar Professor (D) 9418460779  
Dr Arun Singh Thakur Assistant Professor (D) 8219549618  
Dr Shelja Vashisth Assistant Professor (D) 9888176760  
Dr Sonak Sharma M.O (Dental)    
Mrs Jitendra Sewal Staff Nurse    
Mr Balbir Singh Thakur Dental Hygeinist    
  Mr Devinder Kumar Peon    
  Mrs Kunta Devi Peon