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About the Department


Public Health Dentistry Department focuses on the science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases, and promoting dental health through organized community efforts. Our faculty and staff are responsible for the planning and execution of community based extra mural experiences (both clinical and non clinical) and public health course work of the dental students.

Department is fully equipped with ultramodern dental chairs and most sophisticated gadgets to increase awareness about dental health in general population. Department is actively involved in dental camps and awareness programs specifically targeting rural population, geriatric population, school going children and disabled persons. The department has acquired 2 state of art air-conditioned mobile dental vans equipped with most updated instruments and gadgets.

The department also runs 2 Satellite Clinics for the benefit of patients. The clinics are well equipped with all facilities to ensure quality care.

The department has an ongoing PG Program since last 5 years and is involved in various Research activities and Oral Health Survey Programmes.
Departmental activities
Camps are conducted on regular basis in schools and rural areas. Special camps are also organized in old age homes and for persons with special health care needs apart from other camps organized in collaboration with charitable trusts.
In the past year, 16 check-up and treatment camps were organized in various schools where 2635 children were screened. 55 check-up and treatment camps were organized in villages where 2401 people were screened. Nine special camps were also organized where 630 subjects were seen.
World No Tobacco Day was celebrated where brick-kiln workers were educated regarding the ill-effects of tobacco and screened for oral pre-malignant and malignant lesions.
World Oral Hygiene Day was celebrated on 1st August by creating awareness regarding good oral hygiene among the masses.
AIDS day was organized on Dec 1st in collaboration with a team from Civil hospital of Faridabad where a street play was conducted on awareness about AIDS.
Head of Department
Dr C.M. MARYA, M.D.S., PhD (contact no. (9811144408)
Dean Academics, Professor and Head    
Dr C M Marya has an experience of over 16 years in the field of Public Health Dentistry. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry and is also a reviewer in the editorial board for various international journals. He has published a large number of scientific and research papers in National and International journals and has authored many books. He is a Member of the Board of Studies for Public Health Dentistry - Pt. B D Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak.
PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS
1.A TEXTBOOK OF PHYSIOLOGY FOR DENTAL STUDENTS 2e(pb). CBS Publications
2.A TEXT BOOK OF PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
3.DIAGNOSIS OF DENTAL CARIES: THE JOURNEY SO FAR. LAP Lambert Publishing Co. Ltd.
4.A PRACTICAL MANUAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
5.PIT AND FISSURE SEALANTS: A CARIES PREVENTIVE TOOL. LAP Lambert Publishing Co. Ltd.
6.EVIDENCE BASED DENTAL PRACTICE REVIEWING TREATMENT PROTOCOL: LAP Lambert Publishing Co. Ltd. [CO AUTHOR]
7.RECENT ADVANCES IN PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY: A WAY FORWARD. LAP Lambert Publishing Co. Ltd. [ CO AUTHOR]
8.MINIMAL INVASIVE DENTISTRY FOR TOOTH CONSERVATION. LAP Lambert Publishing Co. Ltd.
9.SPECIAL CARE DENTISTRY. LAP Lambert Publishing Co. Ltd. [ CO AUTHOR] Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

10.HISTORY TAKING & CLINICAL EXAMINATION IN DENTISTRY.Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
1.Marya CM, Kumar A. Familial occurrence of mesiodentes with unusual findings: Case reports. Quintessence International 1998; 29 (1): 49-51.
2.Marya CM, Dahiya V. Fluoride Varnish: A Useful Dental Public Health Tool. The Internet Journal of Dental Science 2007; 4(2).
3.Gupta B, Marya CM, Juneja V, Dahiya V. Root caries: An Ageing Problem. The Internet Journal of Dental Science 2007; 5(1).
4.Grover V, Kumar A, Marya CM. Amlodipine Induced Gingival Hyperplasia. Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry 2007; 1(1): 19-22.
5.Marya CM, Kirti Mohan Marya. Internet Availability and e-Education in North Indian Dental Colleges: A Distant Dream? Journal of Dental Education 2007; 71 (4): 445-446.
6.Gupta B, Anegundi R, Marya CM. Xeroderma Pigmentosum: Review and Case Report. Journal of Oral Health & Community Dentistry 2007; 1 (2): 43-45.
7.Marya CM, Dahiya V, Juneja V. Hypodontia  and supernumerary tooth in the mandibular arch: an unusual case report. Journal of Nepal Dental Association 2008; 9(1):68-70.
8.Gupta B, Marya CM, Anegundi R. Childhood Bruxism: A Clinical Review and Case Report. West Indian Medical Journal 2010;59(1).
9.Avinash J, Marya CM, Dhingra S, Gupta P, Kataria S, Meenu,  Bhatia HP. Pit and Fissure Sealants: An Unused Caries Prevention Tool. Journal of Oral Health & Community Dentistry 2010;4(1): 1-6.
10.Marya CM, Shukla P, Dahiya V, Rampal N. Disinfection of dental impressions in dental colleges in India: a cause of concern. International Journal of Infection Control 2010; 6(1).
11.Marya CM, Kumar A, Dahiya V, Gupta A. Prevalence and Severity of Dental Fluorosis in Endemic Fluoride areas of Haryana, India: An Epidemiologic Study. Acta Stomatologica Croatica 2010; 44(3): 152-158.
12.Marya CM, Dhingra S, Marya V, Kumar A. Relationship of Dental Caries at different Concentrations of Fluoride in endemic Fluoride Areas of Haryana, India: An Epidemiological Study. J Clin Pediatr Dent 2010; 35(1): 41-46.
13.Gupta A, Marya CM, Dahiya V, Mittal R, Bhatia HP. Promoting infant oral health care in India. J Nepal Dent Assoc. 2010; 11 (2): 207-209.
14.Marya CM, Parashar V, Grover S, Dahiya V. A rare case of Dens Evaginatus and Dens Invaginatus in the same tooth with review of treatment options. General Dentistry 2011; July/August: e182-184.
15.Grover S, Marya CM, Avinash J, Pruthi N. Dental Age estimation of 6-15 year old Indian children using Willems Method. Revista Latinoamericana de Ortodoncia y Odontopediatria August 2011 (Electronic Edition). 1-11.
16.Marya CM, Shukla P, Dahiya V, Avinash J. Current status of  disinfection of dental impressions in Indian Dental Colleges: A Cause of concern. J Infect Dev Ctries 2011; 5(11):776-780.
17.Gupta S, Dahiya V, Marya CM, Gupta N. Fractured coronal tooth fragment bonding: A viable treatment alternative. International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry. 2011; 7 (3) 155-158.
18.Grover HS, Gaba N, Gupta A, Marya CM. Rheumatoid arthritis: a review and dental care considerations. Nepal Med Coll J 2011; 13(2):74-76.
19.Grover S, Marya CM, Avinash J, Pruthi N. Estimation of dental age and its comparison with chronological age: accuracy of two radiographic methods. Med Sci Law. 2012; 52(1):32-35.
20.Marya CM, Sharma G, Parashar VP, Dahiya V. A First Report of Fixed Drug Eruption of Palate with Ornidazole. J Dermatol Case Rep 2012 27;6(1):21-24.
21.Marya CM, Grover S, Avinash J, Pruthi N. Dental Anxiety among Patients Visiting a Dental Institute in Faridabad, India. West Indian Medical Journal. 2012; 61(2): 187-190.
22. Dhingra S, Marya CM, Avinash J, Gupta P, Nagpal R, Pruthi P. Prevalence and risk factors associated with trauma to permanent anterior teeth in 12 to 15 year old school going children in urban and rural areas of Faridabad, Haryana: A comparative study. International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry. 2012; 8 (2):89-95
23.Marya CM, Satija G, Avinash J, Nagpal R, Kapoor R, Ahmad A. In Vitro Inhibitory Effect Of Clove Essential Oil and Its Two Active Principles on Tooth Decalcification by Apple Juice. International Journal of Dentistry. 2012. Article ID 759618,1-6 Doi:10.1155/2012/759618
24.Marya CM, Sharma G, Prashar VP, Dahiya V, Gupta A. Mandibular Midline Supernumary Tooth Associated With Agenesis Of Permanent Central Incisors: A diagnostic Conundrum. Stomatologija. Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal. 2012; Vol 14:No.2:65-68.
25.Gupta A, Marya CM, Dahiya V, Bhatia HP, Dhingra S. Clinical practice guidelines for prevention of dental caries in 6 to 16 years children: Indian scenario. Kathmandu University Medical Journal. 2012;10; 37(1):79-84
26.Marya CM, Kumar A, Dhingra S, Dahiya V, Gupta A. Exposure to high fluoride drinking water & risk of dental caries and dental fluorosis in Haryana, India. Asia Pac J Public Health October 15, 2012 doi:10.1177/101053951246027027.
27.Dhingra S, Marya CM, Jnaneshwar A, Kumar H Fluoride concentration in community water and bottled drinking water: A Dilemma today. Kathmandu University Medical Journal 2013;11;117-120.
28.Oberoi SS, Hiremath SS, Yashoda R, Marya CM, Rekhi A. Prevalence of various Orofacial Pain Symptoms and their overall impact on quality of life in a tertiary care hospital in India. J. Maxillofac Oral Surg 2013; doi 10. 1007/s 12663-013-0576-6.
29.Marya CM, Vijay G, Avinash J, Nagpal R, Pruthi N. Tobacco Consumption among 12 to 15 year old school children in Delhi. Int J Adolesc Med Health 2012; DOI 10.1515/iajamh-2012-0104.
NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
1.Mittal R, Marya CM, Madan V. Iontophoresis in dentin hypersensitivity. Journal of Indian Dental Association 1996; 67 (2): 50-51.
2.Marya CM, Kumar A, Kotrashetti SM. Maxillofacial Injuries and Changing Treatment Modalities. Indian Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1997; 12 (4): 25-28.
3.Murthy KK, Avinash J, Marya CM, Prabu. D, Navin N, Nagpal R. Comparative study of two mouth rinses on plaque and gingivitis among school children in Jamshedpur, India. Bhavnagar Univ. Journal of Dentistry. 2012;2(2): 41-46.
4.Marya CM, Baiju CS, Nagpal R, Rekhi A. Oral Health Related Quality Of Life and it's Impact On Elderly People. Indian Journal of Dental Sciences 2012; Supplementary Issue, Issue 4, Vol.:4: 127-132.
5.Marya CM, Baiju CS, Sarin S. Factors affecting oral health related quality of life in geriatric population. Journal of International College of Dentists 2012; 57(2):33-35.

Dr. SUKHVINDER SINGH (READER)

BOOKS
1.Sukhvinder Singh Oberoi, Atul Soin. AIPG PG Entrance Examination papers 2001-2012.
2.Sukhvinder Singh Oberoi, Shivani Utneja. PGI Chandigarh papers from 2009-2011.
3.Efficacy of commercially available herbal dentifrices in comparison with conventional dentifrices against oral microbes. Sudhanshu Saxena, Sonia, Sukhvinder Singh Oberoi. LAP Lambert Publishing Co. Ltd.
4.Assessment of periodontal disease among patients with systemic disease. Sukhvinder Singh Oberoi, Yashoda R., S. S. Hiremath. LAP Lambert Publishing Co. Ltd.
5.Orofacial pain symptoms and associated impact. Sukhvinder Singh Oberoi, Yashoda R., S. S. Hiremath. LAP Lambert Publishing Co. Ltd.
6.Minimal Invasive Dentistry for Tooth Conservation. LAP Lambert Publishing Co. Ltd. [Co Author]

INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
1.Sharma A, Singh SS, Saxena S. Submergence of vital roots for the preservation of Residual ridge:  A clinic-radiological study; Oral Health Prev Dent 2012; 10: 259-65
NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
1.Saxena S, Oberoi SS, Tiwari S. Effect of Fresh Fruit Juices on ph of Dental Plaque; Annals and Essences of Dentistry 2010; 2(4): 36-40
2.Saxena S, Tiwari S, Oberoi SS, Shashikiran N D. Oral Hygiene and Periodontal Status of Indian Subjects on Hemodialysis; Indian J Dent 2010; 1(3): 98-101.
3.Oberoi SS, Hiremath SS, YashodaR . Prevalence of Various Orofacial Pain Symptoms and their Overall Impact on Quality of Life in a Tertiary Care Hospital in India. J. Maxillofac. Oral Surg. DOI 10.1007/s12663-013-0576-6.
4.Gupta S, Chaudhary Z, Oberoi SS .The Efficacy of ErCr:YSGG Laser Fibrotomy in Management of Moderate Oral Submucous Fibrosis: A Preliminary Study; J. Maxillofac. Oral Surg. DOI 10.1007/s12663-2013-0511-x
5.Oberoi SS, Hiremath SS, Yashoda R, Marya CM, Vijay G, Saxena S. A comparative study for assessing the Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 among Indian population. Journal of Innovative Dentistry 2012; 2(3):1-6.

Dr. RUCHI NAGPAL (SENIOR LECTURER)
BOOKS
1.EVIDENCE BASED DENTAL PRACTICE: REVIEWING TREATMENT PROTOCOL. LAP Lambert Publishing co. ltd. [CO AUTHOR]
2.SPECIAL CARE DENTISTRY. LAP Lambert Publishing Co. Ltd. [ CO AUTHOR]

INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
1.Dhingra S, Marya C M, Avinash J, Gupta P, Nagpal R, Pruthi N. Prevalence and risk factors associated with trauma to permanent anterior teeth in 12 to 15 year old school going children in urban and rural areas of Faridabad, Haryana: A comparative study. International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry. 2012; 8 (2):89-95.
2.Marya C M, Satija G, Avinash J, Nagpal R, Kapoor R, Ahmad A. In Vitro Inhibitory Effect Of Clove Essential Oil and Its Two Active Principles on Tooth Decalcification by Apple Juice. International Journal of Dentistry. Volume 2012,Article ID 759618,1-6 Doi:10.1155/2012/759618.
3.Marya CM, Vijay G, Avinash J, Nagpal R, Pruthi N. Tobacco Consumption among 12 to 15 year old school children in Delhi. Int J Adolesc Med Health 2012; DOI 10.1515/iajamh-2012-0104.
NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
1.Nagpal R, Rao GN, Saha S. Sports Dentistry: A Review. J Indian Association Public Health Dentistry Vol: 2007 Issue: 10.
2.Nagpal R, Rao GN, Saha S. Prevalence of Oromucosal Lesions in Tobacco & Alcohol Using Population of Lucknow City: A Hospital Based Pilot Study. J Indian Association Public Health Dentistry Vol: 2008 Issue: 12.
3.Prasad S, Menon I, Nagpal R, Dupare R. Oral Health Status and Treatment Needs Among Institutionalized Elderly in Ghaziabad. J Indian Association Public Health Dentistry Vol: 2011 Issue: 18.
4.Murthy KK, Avinash J, Marya CM, Prabu. D, Navin N, Nagpal R. Comparative study of two mouth rinses on plaque and gingivitis among school children in Jamshedpur, India. Bhavnagar Univ. Journal of Dentistry. 2012;2(2): 41-46.
5.Marya CM, Baiju CS, Nagpal R, Rekhi A. Oral Health Related Quality Of Life And It's Impact On Elderly People. Indian Journal of Dental Sciences October 2012 Supplementary Issue, Issue:4, Vol.:4: 127-132.

Dr. CHANDAN DHINGRA (SENIOR LECTURER)
 NATIONAL PUBLICATION
1.Prasad S, Dhingra C. Attitude of Staff to sounds of music in the Operating Room in Hospitals of Delhi. Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2011; 18 (Supplement 1): 389-395.


POST GRADUATE STUDENTS
III Year
Dr. Sakshi Kataria
Dr. Meenakshi Chopra
II Year

Dr. Neetu Gupta

Dr. Aarti Kumari

I Year
Dr. Pratibha Taneja

Dr. Amit Kumar Mehta

PRESENTATIONS
Dr. AMIT REKHI
Scientific Poster Presentation
•XVI National Conference of IAPHD, Bangalore
TOPIC: Oral care in our pocket-affordable fluoride toothpastes
•International conference on stress (ICONS-PSTAS)
TOPIC: Stress and Dentistry

Scientific Paper Presentation
•10th National conference of Indian Association of Forensic Odontology, Ghaziabad
TOPIC: Paper: Estimation of stature in a young adult Indian population using the Carrea’s Index
•XVII National conference of IAPHD, Chennai
TOPIC: Translation and validation of the Hindi version of Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI)
Dr. SRISHTI SARIN

Scientific Poster Presentation
•XVI National Conference Of IAPHD, Bangalore
TOPIC: A Gift Of Nature: Herbal Homemade Mouthwashes
•International conference on stress (ICONS-PSTAS)
TOPIC: Poster: Stress free in Dentistry

Scientific Paper Presentation
•XVII National conference of IAPHD, Chennai
TOPIC: Paper: Clinical preliminary evidence of the efficacy of a mouthwash containing 2% green tea for the control of plaque and gingivitis

Dr. MEENAKSHI CHOPRA

Scientific Poster Presentation
•Delhi Dental Show
TOPIC: Perinatal counseling (4 slide poster)
•XVII National conference of IAPHD, Chennai
TOPIC: Perinatal Counselling

 Scientific Paper Presentation
•IDA conference-Faridabad branch
TOPIC: Evidence based dentistry

Dr. SAKSHI KATARIA

Scientific Poster Presentation
•Delhi Dental Show
TOPIC: Barriers to oral health
•XVII National conference of IAPHD, Chennai
TOPIC: Cultural competency
Scientific Paper Presentation
•IDA conference-Faridabad branch
TOPIC: Needle stick injury
Dr. NEETU GUPTA

Scientific Poster Presentation
•26th Annual conference of Indian Society for Dental Research, Delhi
TOPIC: Awareness and Practice among Dentists regarding safe handling of Dental Amalgam

Dr.AARTI KUMARI

Scienific Poster Presentation
•26th Annual Conference of Indian Society for Dental Research, Delhi
TOPIC: Attitude of Dentists towards Chair Side Screening for Medical Conditions: A survey among the dentists in Faridabad.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Dr. SHEKHAR (Post graduate student Batch-2009-2012) received the award under the “Best Poster of the Session” entitled “A mouthful of goodness: Probiotics” at the XIV National Conference of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, New Delhi
Dr. GARIMA (Post graduate student Batch-2010-2013) received the award under the “Best Poster of the Session” Category for her paper presentation entitled “Prevalence and associated Factors of Tobacco Use among 12 – 15 Year Old Schoolchildren In Delhi” at the XVI National Conference of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, Bangalore.
Dr. GARIMA (Post graduate student Batch-2010-2013) received the third prize “Best Paper” Category for her paper presentation entitled “Perceived sources of stress among undergraduate dental students in a dental college in North India” at the International conference on stress (ICONS-PSTAS), New Delhi
Dr. GARIMA (post graduate student Batch-2010-2013) received the award under the “Best Paper of the Session” Category for her paper presentation entitled “Assessment of antimicrobial activity of different herbal toothpastes against dental pathogens” at the XVII National conference of IAPHD, Chennai
Dr. SONAL DHINGRA (Post graduate student Batch-2009-2012) received the 1st prize for poster presentation entitled “The Stress Times” at the International conference on stress (ICONS-PSTAS), New Delhi
Dr. SRISHTI SARIN (Post graduate student Batch-2011-2014) received the 2nd prize for poster presentation entitled “Stress free in dentistry” at the International conference on stress (ICONS-PSTAS), New Delhi.
Dr. AMIT REKHI (post graduate student Batch-2011-2014) received the award under best paper of the session for his presentation entitled “Estimation of stature in a young adult Indian population using the Carrea’s Index at the 10th National conference of Indian Association of Forensic Odontology, Ghaziabad