19th National PG Student Convention of Indian Prosthodontic Society will be held in Gujarat

The 19th National PG Student Convention of Indian Prosthodontic Society is scheduled to be held from 5-7 April 2019 at Gandhinagar, jointly by Gujarat IPS State branch and Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College & Hospital, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat.

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How Healthy Teeth Help You to Stay Healthy

 

How Healthy Teeth Help You to Stay Healthy

By Susan Cruise

The relationship of the teeth to general health and efficiency was appreciated in a general way long before vitamins or focal infections had been heard of. Toothaches used to be as inevitable as colds; and slave buyers and horse traders inspected the teeth of their prospective purchases before buying. Continue reading “How Healthy Teeth Help You to Stay Healthy”

IDA Jamshedpur Conducts Dental Camp and Oral Health Awareness Programm

Jamshedpur, 29 April 2018

Amidst the fun filled Jam-street, Indian Dental Association, Jamshedpur Branch took the opportunity to impart crucial knowledge amongst the people of Jamshedpur about oral hygiene and showed how bad oral health and tobacco habits lead to other serious health disorders.

jam-street 1

Dentists of IDA, Jamshedpur branch came up with a healthy cause and educated the people about the proper way to prevent the development of dental problems such as tooth decay, gum diseases and other oral health complications. They spread awareness about the increasing incidence of oral cancer in India and emphasized the importance of regular oral and dental check-up as a better step towards good health.

Risk of oral cancer increases with age. Oral cancers most often occur in people over the age of 40 years and around 80% of oral cancers are directly attributable to the tobacco and related products (smoking, Gutaka, or Pan Masala).

Jam-street 2

The relationship of tooth decay (dental caries) & pyorrhea (periodontitis) to valvular heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, vision, brain and skin were explained to the public. It was highly advised to get treatment of dental decay and periodontitis in its early stage to prevent the development of other systemic diseases. 167 persons among 516 attendees were found to be suffering from chronic periodontitis, tooth decay, remaining root stumps, sever attrition, temporomandibular joint disorder and malocclusion. These people were advised to get the proper treatment to make their oral cavity free from dental diseases and improvement in the quality of life.

Doctors who immensely contributed in this dental camp cum awareness program were Dr. Ajai Mohan Singh, Dr. Eric Liu, Dr. Warren Liu, Dr. Richa Angik,  Dr. Saba, Dr. Suman Lodha, Dr. Sikander Prasad, Dr. Aron,  Dr. Ankita, Dr. Aditya, Dr. Shweta Jaiswal, Dr. Pankaj, Dr. Aniket, Dr. Aditya and Dr. Soni.

 

Article written by Dr Sabyasachi Chatterjee

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Department of Prosthodontics, KGMU Conducts 1st International workshop on Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

International Conference Maxillofacial prosthodontics

March 18, 2018, Lucknow, India

“We are providing high quality prostheses for poor and underprivileged people in the faculty of Dental Sciences, said Prof. Pooran Chand, Head of the Department of Prosthodontics, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India.

Professor Pooran Chand was addressing the audience in a workshop conducted by department of prosthodontics King George Medical University. He informed the audience that instead of making one prosthesis, now the department can make 15 prostheses in one day. This has become possible by the use of latest technology in Dentistry. The silicon which is used in the fabrication of prostheses, that used to take more than one and half hour for curing earlier,  now takes shorter duration to by using hot air oven.

Delegates attending a seminar on maxillofacial prostheses

It is also possible to make the eye prosthesis that looks exactly as natural eye, spoke  Dr. Tirath Srithiwaz. Dr. Raghubar Dayal explained the audience about the maintenance of maxillofacial prostheses. Dr. Balendra Pratap spoke on the prostheses in children.  He saidd that the eye prostheses of children should be changed after 2 to 3 years.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Ist international workshop on maxillofacial prosthodontics in the department of prosthodontics, honorable vice chancellor of the King George Medical University, Prof M.L. B. Bhat, voiced the motto of the institution, ‘we strive to provide world class medical services’. For a better service, in the field of maxillofacial prosthesis, we have collaborated with Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand. We are committed to provide cheaper maxillofacial prostheses for a price range between Rs. 500 to Rs. 2000 instead of Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.5 lakh rupees that is being charged in private institutions.

On this occasion, the dean of the faculty of dental sciences, Prof. Shadab Mohammad, also conveyed his views on the recent advances in dentistry.

Office bearers of the Indian prosthodontic Society, Dr Kashinath KR, Dr Prafulla Thumati, Dr Ravindra Savadi, Dr V Rangarajan, Dr JR Patel, Dr Rupesh PL, and Dr. N. Gopi Chander were also present on this occasion.

 

Based on input provided by Dr. Ajai Singh

 

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Indian Dental Association Jamshedpur Organizes CDE Program

IDA meeting

March 18. 2018, Jamshedpur

IDA Jamshedpur Branch has successfully conducted a continuous dental education (CDE) program and local body meeting at Hotel Ganga Regency, Jamshedpur.

IDA meeting

In CDE program, Dr Purnima Poonam, a paedodontist presented a talk on “Displacement Injuries to Permanent Anterior Teeth” which was followed by another talk on “Immediate Implant Placement and Loading Protocol” by Dr Md. Shahbaz Alam.

The presentation session was preceded by a meeting of the IDA Jamshedpur Branch, where expansion of the core committee along with other crucial decisions were finalized.

 

 

 

As reported by

Dr. Sabyasachi

Dr Sabyasachi Chatterjee