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.
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 said 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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