Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences

Best Practices

Comprehensive Dental Care


To train the students to manage the patients on their own

To introduce students to private clinical practice setup

To guide the students to do all sort of basic dental procedures


Knowledge is not just what you learn from books but it is also what you practice. Dentistry is more about skill and handwork, students who learn different specialties separately lack the opportunity to practice all these under one roof. Comprehensive dental care (CDC) creates such opportunities for all students during their internship to shape themselves before graduating. Clinical practice is all about managing the patient and addressing their chief complaint and giving various treatment options, considering their financial status, esthetic concern, systemic condition, and availability of time period for treatment. Once the student understands this, along with hand skills, they will also learn to handle the patient as a whole, including overall health assessment. This eventually makes them better doctors with lots of confidence and knowledge.


Interns during their 3rd community posting will be posted in Comprehensive dental care for a period of 30 days. It is scheduled in such a way that students will be entering into this comprehensive dental care after completing their postings in the clinical department. This helps them to apply all their gained knowledge from other departments, all together in each patient. Patients who are visiting our Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences through various camps will be diagnosed and recorded in the department of oral medicine and radiology and referred to comprehensive dental care for further management. Students posted in CDC will attend the patients and do all necessary treatment like scaling, restoration, simple extraction, RPD, Orthodontic removable appliance, pulpal therapy etc.

SMILE -Sree Mookambika Intense Learning and Empowerment

Aims & Objectives 

The SMILE program of SMIDS is established to inculcate pro-social behavior among our students. The activities of the program help our students to understand the community in which they work, to learn to respect people, gain skills in mobilizing community participation and to fulfill their responsibilities to serve the community. It also offers a chance for students to contribute to the society, learning to have a positive attitude towards life and to acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes. 


  •  Conducting regular community outreach program in orphanages, Schools for mentally and physically challenged
  •  Organising field visits to old age homes, orphanages and palliative centers.
  •  Contributing food, clothes and any financial aid for the needy