Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry

The Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry deals with growth and development of the child in general with special emphasis on orofacial development, prevention and treatment of the dental diseases of child patient. Both the parents and patients are educated and motivated to actively take part in our planned programme.

The department which has been complimented by almost all including the D.C.I. (Dental Council of India) Inspectors has a unique set up where every child enjoys the treatment. It is well furnished with all modern equipments such as cordless light cure unit, amalgamator etc. for the management and treatment of various oral problems.

Department also encompasses separate playing room – Pedo Park with the toys, sliders, sea saw etc, aquarium, audio-visual aids (TV, DVD) as well as a separate oral hygiene instruction room. In a first dental visit patient is taken to “Pedo Park” where the anxiety, fear & apprehension is reduced as the child is involved in playing and other activities. There is a separate desensitization room where audio-visual aids like cartoon movies, health awareness documentary (how to brush? How to keep teeth clean? ) are shown.

All the Post Graduation section dental chairs are equipped with mini screen T.V.s which makes the child more enthusiastic to sit on the dental chair and get the treatment done. The department is also equipped with separate RVG (X-Ray) room & minor operation theatre where special cases are treated. Minor operation theatre has special attraction i.e. ceiling mounted T.V. which makes child more attractive and comfortable on the dental chair.

The faculty members are actively involved in training undergraduate and post graduate students.


  • To instil a positive attitude in paediatric patients regarding oral health care.
  • We encourage preventive measures to decrease the incidence of dental diseases in paediatric community.
  • To make our students better clinicians to meet the needs of community and service to the public.


  • Our goal is to provide quality education and train undergraduates in the subject of pedodontics and make them capable of handling and managing paediatric patients to perfection.
  • Being an age-defined specialty, we aim to develop competent graduates and postgraduate who offer highest degree of patient care and service through knowledge, skills & values which contributes to the future of community services.
  • We thrive to achieve a high & ethical standard of practice, promotion of education & research in paediatric dentistry.

Our staff :

Dr. Nagarathna P. J.Professor & HOD
Dr. Anushka DeoghareReader
Dr. Keyura ParakhReader
Dr. Rashi Dubey Sr. Lecturer
Dr. Shaileen William Sr. Lecturer
Dr. Sonal Rathi Sr. Lecturer