Community Dentistry is a branch of Dentistry which deals with preventing disease, prolonging life & promoting physical & mental efficiency through organized community efforts. The Department of Community dentistry provides community based knowledge and skills to the undergraduate students of BDS. This course covers current issues on the prevalence, distribution and influence of plaque-related diseases and emerging oral conditions and the impact of social, cultural and environmental factors on dental health and disease.
It introduces the organization of oral healthcare in Pakistan, application of oral epidemiology research activities and community based oral health promotion activities. Oral health services are predominantly urban oriented. Interactive lectures, field visits and tutorials make the subject interesting for student with enhanced understanding. Consequently, students have consistently gained high grades in the subject on account of the quality of teaching and effective learning environment provided.