To contribute to the general pool of dental surgeons and specialists, the students are trained with basic skills to render non surgical and preventive periodontal procedures. Rural community camps provide students an opportunity to be a part of public health programs and thereby creating awareness on oral health issues.
A student in the sophomore year is introduced to the subject through instructive teaching as well as practical training to simulate clinical procedures on phantom heads. In senior year, the clinical skills of the students are enhanced by personal guidance offered to the students' assignments, not only on a day-to-day basis, but on a step-by step basis while performing a particular clinical procedure. Further, the student is encouraged to involve himself in discussions with the teacher-in-charge. New skills are imparted through chair-side demonstrations, asking the student to emulate the same principles in his clinical practice. In the final year, complex restorative procedures and an introduction to clinical endodontic practice form the foundation for the clinical training provided. Didactic teaching continues during both the third and final year of the bachelor's course. Besides a formal, subjective system for evaluation in the form of terminal and professional examinations, informal, objective question based exercises and self learning modules are also encouraged so that the student can try and discover newer aspects of the subject without any apprehension.