Oral and maxillofacial surgery day was celebrated in DY Patil School of Dentistry on the 13th of February, 2017. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a bit of a tongue twister. Maxillofacial surgery deals with a very complex area of the body and involves treating diseases, injuries, malformations and reconstruction of the mouth, jaws and surrounding structures. Maxillofacial surgeons perform a range of procedures from surgical removal of wisdom teeth, benign and malignant tumours of the mouth and jaws, cysts in the jaws, cosmetic surgery for dental and facial deformities, diseases of the jaw joints (TMJ), cleft lip and palate and associated deformities and major injuries to the face including fractures of the jaws and other facial bones! They do surgical procedures in the dental outpatient clinics and in hospital operating rooms under local anesthesia. It is a unique specialty bridging dentistry and medicine and it provides cutting edge solutions for procedures you may not have been aware about.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Day (13th February) celebrates the birthday of Dr. Minoo Sorabjee Ginwalla, the first oral surgeon in India. In our college, this day was celebrated by inviting two of the most prominent names in the world of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Neelima Malik and Dr. Nehal Patel. The event was inaugurated by these two personalities and was followed by planting of a sapling by the Head of Department of Oral Surgery. In the afternoon, our students showed enthusiastic participation in the paper and poster competition which was judged by our esteemed guests. Time is a key factor, in all aspects of life. The sapling apart, from signifying potential and endless possibilites also serves to remind us, that if we persevere and strive for excellence. We can achieve anything no matter how humble our beginnings.
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