As the saying goes, ‘A stitch in time, saves nine’, so is our motto as Dentists. Early screening, diagnosis and treatment of oral health problems not only ensure a bright smile, but a brighter future. With this in mind, the department of Public Health Dentistry, D.Y. Patil University, School of Dentistry conducted an Oral Screening and Health Assessment Camp at the Nerul Police Station, Nerul, Navi Mumbai on the 16th of July 2019.
The oral health problems and requirements of middle aged and elderly people are completely varied as compared to children and young adults. With this view, a camp was arranged at the Nerul police station where 27 subjects were examined. These subjects were aged between 35 to 50 years of age and were screened for dental issues and conditions common in the age group. They were explained in lucid terms about periodontal diseases, proper oral hygiene and the impact of a healthy diet on the dentition. They were also given a low down about the ill effects of smoking and their options when it came to Tobacco cessation.
The Department of Public Health Dentistry answered the call of the hour and also screened the subjects for any premalignant lesions. This camp was made a success by Dr. Sneha Khanapure and her team of 6 interns ( Dhanashree Kadam, Sushmita Pathari, Prachi Ramane, Shrutika Zore, Ria Kadam and Needa Shaikh). Another job well done for the Department of Public Health Dentistry as they uphold the sentiment of public service.
'Education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.' - Albert Einstein