National Dentist Day 2022
Aligarh : On the occasion of “National Dentist Day” (6th March), the Dept of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, ZA Dental college AMU conducted an Oral Health Treatment camp at District Jail Aligarh, on 07-03-2022. The camp was organized for the jail prisoners who were currently in the district Jail. In this camp awareness was spread regarding the signs and symptoms of oral cancer and the long term deleterious effects of tobacco consumption. Oral cavity examination was done among the patients. The attending doctors and interns also educated the importance of oral hygiene and oral care.
Around 556 patients were diagnosed with various oral health related issues and under the collaboration of the Dept of Conservative and Endodontics and the Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 28 patients were provided non-surgical extractions and 44 patients were given permanent restorations ,5 patients also showed sign and symptoms of oral cancer .
Most of the patients diagnosed were suffering from dental caries along with poor oral hygiene. Oral hygiene instructions were given verbally to each patient at the time of diagnosis and brushing technique was also explained with the help of model and brush.
The programme was guided by Prof R K Tiwari (Principal ZADC, AMU) under the supervision of Prof Vivek Kumar Sharma (Chairman), Prof Neha Agarwal , Prof Dr G S Hashmi, Prof S K Mishra , Dr Pramod Kumar Yadav and Dr.Syed Amaan Ali
Interns posted in the department were actively involved in the successful implementation of the program.