This department deals with prevention and treatment of oral diseases in infants, children and adolescents including children with special health care needs. The department thrives to achieve a high and ethical standard of practice, promotion of practice, promotion of education and research.
It incorporates the management of physically and mentally challenged children in addition to the medically compromised individuals. The department thrives on an excellent work force in collaboration with Indian Dental Association, National Service Scheme, Voluntary organizations like Lions club, Rotary etc., by conducting dental awareness programs along with rigorous screening and treatment camps. The department is exclusively conducting teacher training programs to enrich their knowledge so that they can motivate their students.
On 7th & 19th of January 2022, Department of pedodontics and preventive dentistry conducted a free school dental health screening and awareness program in Zilla Parishad Vunnatha Patashala, Mandal Parishad Primary School, Pallapadu, Guntur and VSR & JDM Zilla Parishad High School, Angalakuduru in which 81 & 137 students were screened from the respective schools & referral cards were distributed to needful children. The program was done with a primary intention to educate the children about brushing technique, diet counselling, progression of dental caries and tips for teachers to maintain and educate the children about good oral hygiene.
On 24th and 28th February 2022, Department of pedodontics and preventive dentistry conducted a free school dental health screening and awareness program in MPUP High school, Obulnaidupalam and Sai Aditya School, koritipadu respectively. 145 and 104 students from both schools were screened individually and referral cards were issued. Students and teachers were enlightened about oral health and hygiene related topics.
As a part of World Oral Health Day Celebrations, Dept Of Pediatric Dentistry conducted free dental awareness camps in about 12 schools in and around Guntur from 11th to 26th March, 2022 with active participation of 1215 students. The programs included awareness lectures to the teachers and children regarding oral and general health, Live & Video demonstrations, various competitions involving the students.
Department of Pedodontics and preventive dentistry conducted a free school dental health screening and awareness program in Stalls girls high school ,Lutheran model high school, and SRMO High school of Guntur On 13, 18, 20 April respectively . The students screened included 200,100,138 from the individual schools along with issue of referral cards to the needful students. Awareness lectures and demonstrations on models were a part of the program.
On 12th july 2022, Department of pedodontics and preventive dentistry conducted a free school dental health screening and awareness program in KKR GOWTHAM SCHOOL, GUNTUR in which around 200 students were screened and enlightened about various oral health care procedures.