The Institution has been actively involved in organizing outreach programs to reach out to remote and resource challenged areas.
These programs aim at dental treatment and creating oral health awareness. Thousands of patients benefit from these camps and a considerable number of these beneficiaries continue treatment in the Institution as follow up patients. The Institution has taken a great initiative in providing free transport facility and free dental treatment for follow up patients which bridges the biggest challenge faced in remote rural area.
The institution works hand in hand with private organizations like Rotary Club, inner-wheel club, JCI, Lion’s Club and other NGOs to collaborate and conduct numerous outreach programs in the rural areas to improve the oral quality of life of the population and in turn improve overall social welfare of the community at large.
The Institution caters to four Primary Health centers: Guthigaru, Ishwaramangala, Kaniyoor and Kolthige located around a distance of 20 kms from Sullia and two Community health centers at Sullia and Puttur. The institution operates a satellite centre in Bellare. The institution have adopted villages in and around Sullia and caters its services bi annually. The institution also have adopted schools in Peraje and renders its services fortnightly.
Numerous schools like Marthoma College for Deaf and Dumb, Cherkala and Marnatha Child Development Center, Panathoor are adopted by the Institution to render preventive and therapeutic treatment to the students who require special care.
Interprofessional Collaborations with various fields of health sciences such as Gynacology, Paediatrics, Paedodontics, Community Medicine Dentistry along with the grass root level workers such as ASHAS for prevention of childhood caries and betterment of health for upliftment of society.
The NSS unit of the Institution conducts several camps in rural areas including awareness programs for Oral Hygiene, Oral Cancer awareness regarding AIDS, Dengue, Malaria.
The Institution is in collaboration with Government of Karnataka for ‘DantaBhagyaYojane’, where free complete dentures are given to the senior citizens with BPL cards.