The specialty of Community & Preventive Dentistry aims at promotion of oral health and prevention & control of dental diseases. All such measures are generally aimed at population or community level rather than focusing on individuals.
Besides Academics & Teaching, the Department of Community & Preventive Dentistry at Islamabad Medical and Dental College is also actively involved in Research and Community Oral Health Programmes. An important component of these community oral health programmes is the School Oral Health Programme, which provides oral health assessment & advice to school going children. One of the highlight of such community outreach programmes is the availability of mobile dental units' which make the practice of providing dental treatment to the masses in such oral health camps, a possibility.
In addition to teaching the undergraduate level, the department of Community & Preventive Dentistry of IMDC also offers postgraduate M.Phil courses in the field of Community Dentistry.