GOALS AND OBJECTIVES :
To provide basic Dental Care to the people of the state and to achieve goal of providing “Health for All.”
As per the announcement of the Hon’ble Chief Minister this college is providing free dental treatment to the BPL and IRDP families of the state. This college is also contributing towards “Muskan Project” in which free dentures are made to the senior citizens aged 65 years and above.
The Himachal Pradesh Govt. Dental College & Hospital came in existence in the year 1994 with the intake capacity of 20 students per year to the BDS course so that better Dental Health Services may be provided to the people of the state. Thereafter the intake capacity was increased from 20 to 40 admissions and as such the training course for the 40 admission was started from the academic session 2003-2004. Further the 60 admission were started from 2007-08. Also the MDS course in four specialties i.e. Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Orthodontics and Community Dentistry have also been started from 2006-07 with intake capacity of 2 students each in every department. This college has started MDS course in the specialties of Operative Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Paedodontics from the session 2013-2014. For MDS course in the departments of Prosthodontics, Operative Dentistry and Paedodontics intake capacity of 3 students has been done whereas in the department of Periodontics and Orthodontics there is intake capacity of 2 seats from the session 2014-2015. Training course for Dental Hygeinist and Dental Mechanic has also been started with the intake capacity of 20 students in each course to provide basic Dental Care to the people of the state.The hospital is divided into two blocks:
Departments in A block:
Each specialty has a separate floor with a separate clinical area for undergraduate students & post-graduate students. The floor wise location is as follows:
GROUND FLOOR :
Dept.of Community Dentistry OPD Clinic of Dept. of Community Dentistry , Patient waiting area, Faculty rooms, conference hall, central store, dental camp store room, museum/oral health education room.
FIRST FLOOR :
Dept. of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics OPD Clinic of Dept. of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics , patient waiting area, Faculty rooms, Seminar room, Lecture hall.
SECOND FLOOR :
Dept. of Periodontics OPD Clinic of Dept. of Periodontics, patient waiting area, Faculty rooms, seminar room, Lecture hall, Dental Hygienist clinic, preclinical lab.
THIRD FLOOR :
Dept. of Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry OPD Clinics of Dept. of Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, Patient waiting area, Faculty rooms, Seminar room, Lecture hall, orthodontic lab.
FOURTH FLOOR :
Dept. of Prosthodontics OPD Clinic of Dept. of Prosthodontics, Patient waiting area, Faculty rooms, Plaster & prosthodontic lab, dental Technician lab, chrome cobalt casting lab, ceramic lab.
FIFTH FLOOR :
Principal’s office Principal’s office, Operation theatre, male oral surgical ward, female oral surgical ward, sister’s duty room, doctor’s duty room, Lecture hall.
SIXTH FLOOR :
Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine & Dental Radiology OPD Clinics of Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine & Dental Radiology, Patient waiting area, Faculty rooms,Reception.
Departments in B block:
GROUND FLOOR : Central heating, Generator room, Compressor room
SECOND FLOOR : Dept. of Oral Pathology, preclinical lab of Dept. of Operative Dentistry.
THIRD FLOOR : Library, reading room, central store.
FOURTH FLOOR : Administrative block (office),examination hall, principal’s office
A functional department library with copies of relevant books and journals has been established. All the recent edition of books pertaining to the specialty and allied subjects as per recommendation of DCI are also available.
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Any member of the college has free access to rich collection of books and journals between 9.30 A.M and 4.00 PM except for gazetted holidays. To make it user friendly, books are classified under “Dewey Decimal Classification.”
Browne Charging System is used to borrow the book
Dictionary Catalogue (AACR-II) is followed
Some departments have a separate departmental library with the respective specialty books and journals