The department is dedicated to the prevention and control of dental diseases and promotion of oral health as Prevention is better than cure. The department conducts camps and oral health education programmes in various schools, institutions, primary healthcare centers and public and private sector undertakings in rural as well as urban areas. The main attraction of the department is a museum where charts and models have been established for patient education and better understanding of oral health and various treatments available. The department is equipped with a mobile dental van which includes one dental chair with all attachments and seating capacity of 15 people.
The department is supported by clinical physiology, haematology and biochemistry laboratories.