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Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital

Public Health Dentistry Day

Saturday, June 19, 2021 |Dr D Y.Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune |NSS Activity

The Department of Public Health Dentistry, Dr D Y.Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune, observed "Public Health Dentistry Day" by conducting a weeklong series of events from 14th June 2021 to 19th June 2021. Oral Health education was delivered to the patients visiting the Dental college and the satellite centres by the interns posted in the Department (Sania Jamil, Rajlakshmi Gaikwad and Krishna Patil) and satellite centre staff (Dr Renuka Shinde). Special emphasis towards prevention of oral diseases was done from 14th -18th June through the following events
14th June- Patients were encouraged to brush twice daily and Correct Tooth-brushing technique was explained to the patients through audio-visual aids. 15th and 16th June- Making parents and guardians of the children aware of the preventive treatments available for children.
17th June- Highlightening the importance of nutrition and balanced diet in prevention of dental caries with the help of innovative models. 18th June- Creating awareness regarding the ill effects of tobacco use and distribution of educational material about the same. On 19 th June 2021, to celebrate National Public Health Dentistry Day, a special patient information booth was set up at the entrace of the dental college. Educational materials were distributed to the patients and fun informative games were played that piqued the interest of the adults and children alike. This effort was appriciated by Dean Dr D. Gopalakrishnan. Another event was conducted at the Alandi Rural heath satellite centre, Oral health promotion activities were undertaken wherein the residents doctors and post graduate students from Medical and Nursing colleges were trained to identify oral diseases at the early stages and facilitate prompt referral in order to curb the disease early. The patients visiting the centre were also invited to attend the activity for creating awareness amongst them.