DSC_3153Department of Periodontics in association with Indian Society of Periodontology organised Oral Hygiene Day on 1st August 2017. This year D.Y Patil University, School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai was selected among 20 colleges all over the country to host this event.

A inaugral ceremony was held in the Dental College Auditorium. The Dean, Dr. Omkar Shetty graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Dr. Devanand Shetty, H.O.D gave the vote of thanks and Dr. Pooja Wadkar, Lecturer Department of Periodontics compered the ceremony.

Dr. Snehal Amberkar and Dr. Suyog Dharmadhikari , Associate Professors in the Department of Periodontology gave lectures on topics like Modern Day Approaches in Dental Practice and Periodontics Beyond Prophylaxis. These lectures opened the students’ minds to newer oral hygiene aids and scope of periodontics. The post-graduate students of the department also educated the patients on brushing techniques and maintenance of oral hygiene with the help of visual aids and models. Free samples of brushes were distributed among patients.

 The staff, post graduates, under graduates and interns actively participated in this program.

A smiley batch was also given to all students and they were asked to wear it with the message of “Keep Smiling and Spread the Smile”. The co-sponsor for this program was Oral-B.