General Dentistry means the clinical aspect of dentistry which renders basic Oral health care services to the general public which may extend from the basic to moderate treatment modalities depending on the institutional hierarchy in the Health department. Dental Clinic or dental OPD are the common synonyms for those clinics where general dentistry is performed. The services of those clinics are carried out through almost all medical institutions with wider coverage for the entire country. Dental clinics in tertiary care institutions and main hospitals at district level are provided with several Dental surgeons to cope up with the patients who seek treatment from those institutions. The clinic at primary care institutions gets a single dental surgeon bur relief arrangement would be provided to run those clinics smoothly in the absence of the permanent officer.
Dental Surgeons with a basic qualification of BDS degree man all the dental clinics in the Health Department and approximately 1000 Dental Surgeons are employed to run the service smoothly. Since the Dental surgeons are absorbed in to the Health department as Grade 11 Dental Surgeons they may be promoted to grade 1 with stipulated criteria and postgraduate qualifications.
Services available at dental clinic are as follows:
DENTAL CLINIC IN A TERTIARY CARE INSTITUTION: