Aligarh: The Department of Orthodontics and Dental Anatomy, Dr ZA Dental College and Hospital, AMU, celebrated the “Indian Orthodontics Day” on 5th October. On this occasion a public awareness programme was organized through “Jan Jagran Nukkad Natak” (Street Play) and an exhibition was also held.
Prof RK Tewari , Principal (Dr ZA Dental College and Hospital) enlightened the audience about the importance of public awareness programmes for oral health. He said that the Indian Orthodontics Day is the occasion to promote awareness of ill effects of malocclusion and promote the science of Orthodontics to solve this problem.
Prof Sandhya Maheshwari, Chairperson Department of Orthodontics & Dental Anatomy said that usually fixed orthodontic treatment commences at the age of 12-13 years, i.e when all the permanent teeth have emerged in the mouth. But there are instances when the preliminary treatment has commenced as early as 8-9yrs due to the severity of the problem.
Dr Arbab Anjum, Dr Saba Khan and Dr Deepika Bais coordinated the proceedings.