CDE on Dental Research, Grant, Publication and Special Needs Dentistry

The CDE  by Department of Public Health Dentistry(PHD), BPKIHS in association with Australian Study Group and Nepal Dental Association (NDA) Sunsari on “Dental Research, Grant, Publication and Special Needs Dentistry” was successfully organised on Dec 12, 2017.

The event was inaugurated by Hospital Director Prof. Dr. Gauri Shankar Shah in the presence of heads of various Departments. Dr. Ashish Shrestha, Head of Department of PHD, also the coordinator of the event, chaired the inauguration and concluded the event by delivering a vote of thanks.

The sessions on Dental Research, Grant, Dissemination of Results and Publication was conducted by Prof. Leonard Crocombe, Associate Professor of Oral Health and Chief Investigator, Center for Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care,
University of Tasmania.

Dr. Archana Pradhan, a Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Health & Behavioral Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia delivered on Dental Management of People with Special Needs while Ms Margie Steffens, Director at Community Outreach Dental Program, Adelaide Dental School, University of Adelaide highlighted on Oral Health Education for people with special needs.

The event was attended by 120 participants comprising, junior residents, senior residents, faculties and undergraduate students.

The day sessions followed dinner at College of Dental Surgery later in the evening.

Health Camp at Dharan-16

A one day dental checkup camp was organised at a primary school premises in Dharan 16 on Oct 15th, 2017. A team from Department of Public Health Dentistry, BPKIHS comprising of students, Interns, Residents led by Head of Department Dr. Ashish Shrestha was involved in screening of patients. Extractions were performed on 59 patients. Students provided Oral Health Education to the attendees.

Health Camp at Shri Chandra Kamal Ma Bi, Ramdhuni NP-9

One day Dental camp was organised in the outskirt of Jhumka at Ramdhuni NP 9 on Oct 12th, 2017. The camp was organised targeting the underprivileged community. The Department of Public Health Dentistry, BPKIHS conducted the event in collaboration with various local organisations.

A total of 103 patients were screened for oral diseases. Extractions were performed on 30 patients. Patients requiring further intervention were counseled and referred appropriately.


Dentistry has seen major changes in the recent years. It is continuously evolving into a multidisciplinary sector. The role of dental education is also broadening along with the ever expanding field. Many specialties are being incorporated in the sector. The global trend is changing with technological advancements and advent of new teaching learning methods. This part of the world has seen relatively less change than the western civilization and are, to some extent, less superior in terms of practice and teaching learning techniques. Learning process is now focusing on evidence based process. The principles of evidence based practice provide a systematic framework for relying on scientific evidence in conjunction with clinical experience and judgment to answer questions and stay current with innovations in dentistry. Learning and mastering the critical thinking skills associated with evidence based methodologies is a key component in translating the discoveries of basic and clinical research into the realities of practice. Clinical researches are the backbone for sustainable development of health sector. They add richness to the treasuries of institutes, community and nation as a whole. Considering the fact, this project was envisioned. The project aims to orient the fellow students to the aspects of clinical research and provide an initiative in promoting critical thinking. It shall be, as envisioned, an initiative under the supervision of Department of Public Health Dentistry, BPKIHS, Dharan.