Ph.D. Program

  • Course Level

    Course Level



The Department of Public Health Dentistry at Manav Rachna Dental College offers a PhD program designed to prepare individuals to address oral health challenges at the population level. The program emphasizes evidence-based approaches and rigorous research methodologies to inform public health policies, programs, and interventions.

Program Structure

  • The program caters to dental professionals holding a Master's degree in Public Health Dentistry or a related field.
  • Students conduct original research under the supervision of experienced faculty specializing in various areas of public health dentistry.
  • The curriculum includes coursework, seminars, and research activities, focusing on
    • Epidemiology and biostatistics
    • Health promotion and oral disease prevention
    • Health policy and program evaluation
    • Social determinants of oral health
    • Global oral health disparities

Research Focus

Potential research areas encompass:

  • Oral health disparities among vulnerable populations
  • Effectiveness of oral health interventions
  • Implementation science and knowledge translation
  • Social and behavioral determinants of oral health

Ongoing Research and Publications

Name of the Scholar Department Batch Broad Area Publications Indexing Patents
Anubhava Vardhan Sharma Public Health Dentistry 2020 Periodontal disease risk,
Oral health behaviours and socio-economic status in adults
Risk Assessment and Considerations for Dental Treatment of Medically Compromised Patients.
JK-Practitioner ,Volume 27 ,Number 4 ,October-December 2022
Shilpi Singh Public Health Dentistry 2021 Psychosocial factors, oral health, and quality of life in
Saurabh Jain Public Health Dentistry 2021 Effect of cigarette smoke on color and surface property of 3-d
Printed and cad/cam milled denture materials
Aparna Agarwal Public Health Dentistry 2021 Relationship of cortisol with dental anxiety
And overall depression anxiety in post-menopausal women
Deepika Ghimre Public Health Dentistry 2021 Association of knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding oral health and
Hygiene of students with their oral health
Sharmistha Dewakar Goel Public Health Dentistry 2022-Summer Comparing the efficacy of four different types of agents for arresting caries in primary teeth