Dental camp by department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

The following dental camps were by Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry in the month of July, 2018

1. 16th July, 2018 – Pawar Public School, Chandivali, Powai

Post graduate students and Interns: Dr. Priyanka Sehgal (Third year post graduate student), Dr. Rupanshi Parekh (Second Year Post graduate student), Dr.HariKesavan (First Year Post graduate student), Dr. RachitaKole (First Year Post graduate student), Dr.HeenalGurnani (First Year Post graduate student) and Dr. Kiran Dhandotra (First Year Post graduate student).

Approximately 150 children aged between 2- 6 years were examined for dental caries using the deft index and for oral hygiene status using the oral hygiene index.

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2. 28thJuly, 2018 – RainbowPreschool, Kharghar

Post graduate students and Interns: Dr. Priyanka Sehgal (Third year post graduate student), Dr. Rupanshi Parekh(Second Year Post graduate student), Dr. Lakshmi Murthy (Second Year Post graduatestudent ), Dr.HariKesavan (First Year Post graduate student), Dr. RachitaKole (First YearPost graduate student).

Approximately 90 children aged between 2- 6 years were examined for dental caries usingthe deft index and for oral hygiene status using the oral hygiene index.

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3. 31st July, 2018 – G2 Daffodils, Kharghar.

Post graduate students and Interns: Dr. Priyanka Sehgal (Third year post graduate student), Dr.HariKesavan (First Year Post graduate student), Dr. HeenalGurnani (First Year Post graduate student), SimranKhavnekar (Intern) and RutikaPatil (Intern).

Approximately 30 children aged between 2- 6 years were examined for dental caries using the deft index and for oral hygiene status using the oral hygiene index.

These 3 sessions were followed by a video presentation on basic oral hygiene measures for young children for the parents. The mothers were asked to fill a questionnaire.

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4. 30th and 31st July, 2018 -Juinagar Municipal School (School no. 17 under NMMC)

Post graduate students and Interns:  Dr. Harsha V.Nembhwani (3rd year postgraduate student),DrMitaliShinde (2nd year postgraduate student), Dr Kiran and DrHarshali (1st year postgraduate student) and Vinay, Forum, Snehal, Riddhima, Richa (Interns).

            Approximately 300 children, 3-6 years of age were examined for dental caries using the WHO criteria and their parents were asked for the feeding, snacking and brushing history. They were also educated as to how to avoid dental caries and maintain the oral hygiene.

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