School is one of the most important places of contact between children and dentists, and it is great start as we inculcate oral hygiene habits in them.Thinking along these lines, on the 8th of October, the Department of Public Health Dentistry, D. Y. Patil University School of Dentistry got started at 9:30 am in the morning and organized an Oral Screening and Awareness Camp specially for school children at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) Township. The camp was extended to 9th of October to facilitate screening of all the students.
The camp was held at JNPT English and Marathi Medium School, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) Township, Mumbaiand a total 1837 students aged6 to 15 years were screened for oral health issues and dental caries. Prevention and education being their mantra, the participants were also given a demonstration of correct oral hygiene practices and the importance of brushing and flossing were explained to them in uncomplicated terms.
This initiative was made a success by Dr. Sneha Khanapure (Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry), Dr. Siddharth Acharya (Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry) and an efficient team of 7 Interns (Kajal Gupta, Tanvi Gupta, Harshita Sharma, Aishwarya Jage, Pritesh Jain, Varun Jaiswal, Jensyll Rodrigues), 5 Final Year students (Varun Irani, Shweta Ghavan, Pranav Kotian, Dimple Amarnani, Chenova Ferrao), 2 Third Years (Sneh Deep, Heer Shah).
Department of Public Health Dentistry are at it again as they sow seeds of good oral hygiene for the generations of tomorrow.
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