Community and Preventive dentistry is the dynamic field of dentistry which provides basic & advanced health knowledge to an individual/a group of people. It teaches the prevention of oral/dental diseases & creates awareness of oral hygiene in the population. Community Dentistry is a basic science subject taught in the Second Professional year of BDS. The main purpose of the subject is to achieve good oral hygiene & to spread health awareness in the public through organized community efforts.

The department provides suitable academic and clinical environment to prepare our undergraduate students in the field of Community and Preventive Dentistry. We help to develop clinical skills and confidence in our students by taking them to the community outreach programs and make them understand their importance and role in the oral health of masses that emphasizes on LIVE, LEARN and LAUGH model of the WHO Oral Health Division i.e. to learn with enjoyment. Our students make posters for Oral Health Education, record at least 10 patient findings on the WHO Oral Diagnosis form, get an equal opportunity to examine Deciduous, Mixed and Adult dentition patients and learn the differences in all three dentitions, their disease and morphology.

Dr. Faisal Izhar
BDS, M. Phil
Associate Professor & HOD

Dr. M. Mohsin Kamal
BDS, MPhil
Assistant Professor

Dr. Kalsoom Tariq
BDS
Demonstrator

Dr. Maha Tanvir
BDS
Demonstrator

Community Outreach Programs; As per the Annual Planner in schools, our students visit vocational training center and health center in Nainsukh, school in Malikpur and school in Lakhodair (all three of which are managed by Fatima Memorial Hospital) six times a year. The learning outcome of community outreach program is that each student examines and records at least 10 patient findings on the WHO Oral Diagnosis form and also distribute giveaways among children and adults i.e. tooth brushes, tooth pastes, coloring pencils , coloring notebooks and oral health educational posters.

 

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1 Longevity of Posterior Restorations in Terms of Marginal Integrity: A Clinical Study Evaluating the Marginal Integrity Between the Resin Composite and Silver Amalgam in Posterior Teeth Dr. Faisal Izhar Medical Forum Monthly 2018; Vol. 29, No.4 National 0.02
2 A cross‐sectional study of dentists about the need for a practice management course in undergraduate dental program Dr. Faisal Izhar European Journal of Dentistry 2018; Vol. 12, No. 4 International 1.03
3 Educational environment; medical students’ perceptions of the educational environment in the surgical theater. Dr. Faisal Izhar Professional Medical Journal 2018; Vol. 25, No. 8 National
4 Awareness of Dentists about Oral-systemic Link: A Cross-sectional Study Dr. Faisal Izhar Journal of Family and Community Medicine Accepted for Publication International
 

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1 Assessment of children immunization pattern in Children Hospital Lahore, Pakistan  

Dr. Kalsoom Tariq

  Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences  

2018; Vol. 29, No.4

 

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2 Socio-demographic factors and diseases causing overweight and obesity among 25-60 years women in Lahore, Pakistan  

Dr. Kalsoom Tariq

 The Professional Medical Journal 2018; Vol. 29, No.4  

National

3 Effects of smartphone usage on social wellbeing of school going children (5-16 years) in Lahore, Pakistan.  

Dr. Kalsoom Tariq

European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences 2018; Vol. 29, No.4  

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0.676

4 Smartphone Usage and its Applications among School Going Children (5-16 Years) in Lahore, Pakistan Dr. Kalsoom Tariq Journal of Ecophysiology and Occupational Health 2018; Vol. 29, No.4 National 0.09

Present Ongoing Activities and Future Plans

Ongoing Research Projects of Department

  • A comparative study of test anxiety among medical and dental students in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Prevalence and severity of Temporomandibular disorder among medical and dental students in Lahore, Pakistan

Three students of 2nd Year BDS are also participating in above mentioned ongoing research projects of Community and Preventive Department

Faisal Izhar (HOD): PhD Public Health Scholar, Diploma in Project Management , Deputy controller of examinations,Certificate in Medical Teaching, Facilitator of ICMT, Poster Competition Participation NUR-FMS Annual Research Day 2018, Oral Presentation Competition Participation NUR-FMS Annual Research Day 2018, Member of Scientific Committee: 1stInternational Medical Education Conference 2018

Mohsin Kamal: Research Paper & Poster Presentation in FDI International Dental Congress, Diploma in Project Management &  C-Implantology. Secretary IRB.

Kalsoom Tariq: MPhil Public Health & Certificate in Medical Teaching

OPD Clinical Treatment of Patients in the Dental Hospital

Community Dental Initiatives, Community Outreach Programs

Publications in National & International Journals

The future plan of the department is to run clinics in the outreach areas of Lahore and to provide Oral Health care at the doorstep of the non-affording patients. We shall be posting House Officers to our outreach areas so that they could develop their skills in community and provide the patients with dental services.