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Teaching faculty, interns , UG and PG of Department of Periodontology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad U.P. under the guidance of Professor and Head, Dr. Ranjana Mohan celebratedOral Hygiene Day on 1st August to mark the birthday of Late Dr.G B Shankwalkar, the pioneer of Periodontology in India. This day is popular as Indian Periodontology Day.Principal of the college, Prof. Dr. Mohan Gundappa inaugurated the occasion.

The inauguration ceremony was followed by health talk on the maintenance ofgood oral hygiene. Posters prepared by students under the guidance of the teachers explaining various oral diseases, their prevention and treatment measures were explained to the patients. Lectures were taken by Post graduate students which stressed on the ill effect of the use of tobacco, gutkha and cigarette and related products. Videos explaining oral hygiene measures and treatment procedures were displayed throughout the day.

Each and every patient were provided with free dental check- up and free oral prophylaxis. All the patients were demonstrated proper brushing method on models and video as well. A dental quiz was also organized for under graduate students by the department.

Free samples ofTooth paste and brushes along with the pamphlets were distributed to the patients. Faculty members Dr. Karthik , Dr. Shalabh , Dr. Ashima, Dr. Gauri, Dr. Sameer, Dr.Disha , Dr. Deepali, Dr. Vikram Deep Singhalong with Post Graduate students Dr. Akanksha, Dr. Devendra and Dr. Shivani actively participated in the program.

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