International Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Day at ZADC


Aligarh : Subject experts deliberated how maxillofacial surgeons treat hard and soft tissue injuries of face, tumours of the mouth, jaws and neck, oral cancer and birth defects like cleft lip and palate and other congenital facial deformities during the International Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Day observations at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr Z A Dental College (ZADC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

The programme was organised in collaboration with Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India-UP Chapter.

Delivering an online talk on life of surgeons, titled ‘Where I am going, What I am doing, Is it Correct or Wrong’ to mark the occasion, Prof Srinivas Gosla Reddy (Director GSRICFS, Hyderabad) elaborated how postgraduate residents should learn skills, specialities, core specialities and super specialization.

He discussed all requisites for becoming successful surgeons.

Prof Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine) said: “Maxillofacial surgery is an essential requirement for addressing injuries, deformities, tumours and aesthetic requirements of mouth, face jaw and neck, but there is a need to create awareness on this speciality”.

He also delivered the welcome address.

Prof R K Tewari (Principal, ZADC) emphasised that oral and maxillofacial surgeons are of utmost importance in dental institutions as they treat the entire craniomaxillofacial complex including the anatomical area of the mouth, jaws, face, and skull, head and neck as well as associated structures.

Prof G S Hashmi (Organising Chairman of the programme) spoke on cosmetic facial surgeries, cranio-maxillofacial trauma, craniofacial surgery, head and neck cancer and microvascular reconstruction free flap surgeries.

Explaining the reason behind the celebration of the International Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Day, Prof Manjunath Rai (President, Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India) said that patients were unaware of the possibilities of such surgeries—which is why it was important to raise awareness with the observations of the day.

Dr Sajjad A Rahman extended the vote of thanks and Dr Anupriya conducted the programme.

A blood donation camp was also organised to mark the day.


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