MCQs and Viva in Public Health Dentistry Sahana S, Shivakumar GC
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Sahana. S MDS Reader Department of Public Health Dentistry Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Babu Banarasi Das University Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India Shivakumar. G.C MDS Professor Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Babu Banarasi Das University Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India Foreword Nagesh Lakshminarayan
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Public Health Dentistry, as a discipline of dentistry is all encompassing subject and comprehensive by its nature. It is rapidly growing and expanding its horizons by imbibing the enormous research output in the last few decades. The concepts of public health dentistry are of high importance in resolving health problems at mass level. It includes such varied topics like Epidemiology, Sociology, Anthropology, Health Psychology, Health Administration, Health Economics, Behavioral Sciences, Biostatistics, Environment and Health in addition to Clinical dentistry in its folds. Expansiveness is the beauty of this subject. It propounds more holistic approach to address the current health problems.
In my observation as a teacher of dentistry in the last 30 years, many students find this subject insipid and tough nut to crack. Probably teachers need different teaching methods to drive home the message across to their students. Perhaps MCQs provide such opportunity. MCQs incite the thinking, analyzing, discriminating, decision making abilities of the students. In this process learning becomes more concrete and the knowledge gets deep rooted. Inculcating such learning behavior among present students is a human service. I believe that this book of MCQs and Viva Points in Public Health Dentistry, authored by Dr Sahana. S and Dr. Shivakumar. G.C. has every potential to instill the required knowledge and facilitate deep learning in our students. It can also help faculty in learning and recapitulating their subject knowledge.
The book has totally 40 chapters, which covers a lot of ground beginning from ‘History of Public Health’ to ‘Case History and Treatment Planning’. Author has made every attempt to capture the subject and cater to our under graduate students, Post graduate aspirants and also Postgraduate students. I wish the book to strike a positive note among the student community. My heart felt congratulations to Dr Sahana. S. and Dr Shivakumar. G.C. in the end just like to say them ‘Sky is the limit’.
Nagesh Lakshminarayan
Professor and Head
Public Health Dentistry
Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly
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This book presents facts about Public Health Dentistry topics in an objective and comprehensive manner. Efforts have been taken for scientific construction and systematic presentations. Both MCQs and viva points are written chapter wise looking into the finer details and for the ease of student's comprehension.
MCQs have high reliability, validity and manageability. They are a precise way of assessing students knowledge. With over 1500 questions trying to cover the entire syllabus of Public Health Dentistry, this book aims to provide students the subject in a nutshell.
Viva points helps students to brush up the subject at a glance and to easily memorize theoretical concepts and fundamentals. It helps in providing an insight to the subject and to make it more interesting.
MCQs and viva points are designed in such a fashion to maintain
  • Objective
  • Accuracy
  • Structured format
We sincerely hope this book provides students with necessary contents and help them for exam preparedness.
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We would like to express our gratitude to some persons without whose help and inspiration this book would have been a failed attempt.
Our deep felt thanks to our institution, Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow for providing a scientifically conducive platform and helping us begin a constructive journey.
Our heartfelt gratitude to our beloved Chairman, Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta ji for his invaluable support and divine blessings. Our deep felt gratitude for Dr. Alka Das Gupta ji for her affectionate stature and encouragement. A sincere thanks to Prof. Dr. A.K. Mittal, Vice Chancellor, BBDU, for his all time support. We extend our gratefulness to Dr. Sudharma Singh, Registrar, BBDU for his helping attitude and appreciation for excellence.
We are grateful to Prof. Dr. Vivek Govila, Dean, BBDCODS, for his constant encouragement and guidance.
We take this platform to thank all our teachers who supported and taught us in the journey of life.
We would like to thank all senior faculty members and our department colleagues for their constant encouragement and support during this book.
We would particularly like to thank all students in our service. Their enthusiasm and energy in learning something new inspired us to jot down this book.
Our deepest gratitude for our parents and family members without whom the journey would have never begun. We wish to remember the support of our children for their time, affection and understanding.
A special thanks to Shri Jitender P Vij (CEO), Mr. Ankit Vij (Group President) and Dr. Priya Verma Gupta (Editor in Chief) of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. New Delhi for considering this book for Publishing. We are highly thankful to Dr. Ankit Sharma, Senior Editor, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers for his constant endeavour to reshape the format and outlook of the book.
Above all, We thank the ALMIGHTY for His blessings and being with us for this endeavour.
Sahana. S
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