On the 4th of October 2016, the Department of Orthodontics, at Dr. D. Y. Patil, School of Dentistry, inaugurated an altruistic concept called Dr. Vijay D Patil Sukanya Samithasya Yojn
a. This program aims to improve the smiles of the under privileged girls from impoverished backgrounds, thereby proving beneficiary to those in dire need of orthodontic correction. The program is the brainchild of Dr. Mahesh Kulkarni, a second year orthodontic postgraduate student. His vision along with the support of the university ensures that the noble work continues even after his graduation.
On the day of the inauguration, 150 school girls were invited for the event. The program was inaugurated by Dr. Shirish Patil, Vice Chancellor of D. Y. Patil University. To show their support and encouragement for this new venture, our esteemed Director, Mr. Uday Shinde, and our Dean, Dr. Omkar Shetty, also attended the event. The heads of all the departments, staff, interns and students were also present to celebrate this new milestone.