The department follows a strict academic curriculum but also encourages any innovative ideas which directly or indirectly help the department to grow in multiple dimensions. The department effectively trains its undergraduate students and more attention is given towards the present burden of oral diseases in the society. The department also in collaboration with the Tumor Board clinic conducts weekly once the door to door screening in a rural population of Pondicherry. The undergraduate students are also given a chance to be a part of the team. Apart from the regular academic activities, the students have to complete and submit one dental health aid to the department. Some of the modern and innovative methods of teaching are followed in this department includes
- Student-centered teaching
- Open book test
- Project and research works
- Problem-based learning
- Web-based learning
- Practical based training
The students are the citizens of tomorrow. Efforts are also directed towards sensitizing the students about the present scenario related to oral health among the population. The students are trained in a new concept of Problem based learning where they are made to think about the steps they can take in the future.
The Internship Training program in the department is given priority. Some of the salient features of the internship training program in the department are
- Undergraduate research
- Family oral health planning in the urban and rural area
- Comprehensive oral health planning and treatment
- Training of interns in basic life support by posting them in medical causality
The department is at the forefront of public programs and undergraduate teaching. Every day is a new day in this department where we try to innovate all our procedures.