Public Health Dentistry
A free dental health check-up, educational and treatment camp was organized in the month of September 2022 in Government Schools of Lucknow city between 9.00 am to 3.00 pm by Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow in collaboration with SHARP organization and HCL foundation. A team of 10 Interns, 6 Post-Graduate students and 1 Faculty member carried out a comprehensive dental check-up on students of Grade 8 to Grade 9 in various schools. A service of free oral examination were provided.
A total of 427 children including staff members of school participated for health check-up followed by 383 treatment which included oral prophylaxis, extraction and restoration. The camp was initiated with dental awareness talk, educating students about common dental ailments, especially stressing on tooth decay and gum diseases and measure to prevent from them. The students were highlighted about the eating patterns and food choices which cause tooth decay. The surgeons also highlighted about the possible formation of harmful acid which helps to cause tooth decay. The students got ample opportunities to interact with the dental surgeons to inquire and gain knowledge concerning oral diseases.
On completion of dental health check-up each individual was given a Patient OPD Card, a report summary of the diagnosed problem and the recommended health treatment plan were explained to their class teachers.
The Principals of School and the organizations thanked the dental surgeons, management of Saraswati Dental College for rendering moral and selfless service to the school. Children participated actively in the programme and the camp was deemed successful. The hospitality of the organizers was commendable. Camp was successfully organized under the guidance of Dr. Pallavi Singh, Dr. KN Dubey, Dr Rajat Mathur.
The list of schools are as follow:
Date Place Diagnosis Treatment
2-9-22 Rajkiya Kanya Inter College, Vikas Nagar 60 60
6-9-22 UPS, Gazipur, Bastauli 63 46
7-9-22 UPS Lalbagh 53 53
9-9-22 UPS Chandan 78 72
13-9-22 GGIC Gomtinagar 59 53
20-9-22 GGIC Nishatganj 38 34
27-9-22 GGIC Indranagar 76 65