The aim of eDantSeva.gov.in is to alert you about the importance of maintaining optimal oral health and equips you with tools and knowledge to do this, including awareness on the nearest oral healthcare facility. The website provides oral health information collected from authentic scientific resources and advises you on time to manage any dental emergencies or oral health problems.
National Oral Health Programme
Prior to 1986, sporadic efforts were made to introduce a comprehensive oral health care program. In 1986, these endeavors were concluded at the beginning of the first National Oral Health Policy prepared by the Indian Dental Association.
In 1999, the Ministry of Health Welfare launched the first National Oral Health Care Program on a pilot basis in collaboration with the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. The program was implemented in five districts across the country in one district.
In the Eleventh Five Year Plan, from 2007 to 2012, all disease control programs were coordinated under the National Rural Health Mission, under which a token amount was allocated for research and training in oral health.
In the 12th Five Year Plan, in 2012, an allocation was made for the establishment of a National Oral Health Cell in the Ministry of Health Family Welfare.
In 2014, Dr. A specialist group was set up for the Oral Health by Jagdish Prasad, Director General Health Services, and in its current form the National Oral Health Program was launched. Center for Dental Education and Research (CDER), AIIMS, New Delhi serves as the National Excellence Center for the implementation of NOHP.
eDantSeva Mission & Vision
- By strengthening existing health care delivery system, reducing morbidity with oral diseases and ensuring access to affordable, quality, patient-focused care.
- Improve oral health status of Indian population through oral health promotion and disease prevention
- Improve oral health care delivery system and increase access to oral health care services
- Reducing inequality in the oral health status of people of geographical locations, age, gender, socio-economic status etc.
- Improve the determinants of healthy diet like oral health, oral hygiene improvement etc. and reduce inequality in oral health reach in rural and urban populations.
- To start, reduce morbidity with oral diseases by strengthening oral health services in sub district / district hospital.
- Integrating oral health promotion and preventive services with the general health care system and other areas which affect oral health; That is, various national health programs.
- Promotion of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) to achieve health goals.
- National Institute of Health and Research AIIMS for the establishment of Higher Dental Studies (NaRRIDS), Acceptance of New Delhi, a Supreme Institute for Oral Health Research and Tertiary Care.
- Organizing regional and national review meetings and workshops for training and capacity building of State Nodal Officers
- Development of training manual on oral health for para-dental staff, including oral health manual for school teachers and health service workers
- Establishment of Tobacco Season Centers in Dental Colleges across the country in collaboration with Dental Council of India.
- Development of IEC / BCC materials to create awareness on oral health, including posters, pamphlets, television commercials, radio jingles and games for children.
- Celebration of World Oral Health Day on March 20 across the country.
- Initiative of a pilot project on oral health care of pregnant women in collaboration with the Department of Dental in VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital.