Dental Camp Organized:In an effort to combat tobacco dependence and promote oral health, the Department of Periodontia & Community Dentistry at Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised a dental camp at the Pradeshik Armed Police (PAC) in Aligarh.
The primary focus of the dental camp was to raise awareness about anti-tobacco initiatives while providing essential oral healthcare services to the PAC battalion members. A comprehensive oral examination was performed, with a focus on identifying individuals contending with nicotine addiction. They were offered Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) in the guise of “Nobacco” products to help them quit smoking and adopt healthier lifestyles.
For the purpose of educating participants on the dangers of oral cancer and the significance of preventative dental care, pamphlets were distributed. In addition to awareness campaigns, the camp also provided essential dental services. Services such as restorations and oral prophylaxis met the immediate oral health requirements of PAC battalion members, ensuring a holistic approach to their well-being.
Prof. R.K. Tewari, principal of Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College, oversaw the execution of the programme. The programme ran smoothly under the supervision of Prof. Vivek Kumar Sharma, Prof. Neha Agrawal, Dr. Pramod Kumar Yadav, and Dr. Syed Amaan Ali.
Residents of the district actively participated in the event.The dental vacation at PAC exemplifies Dr. Z A Dental College’s dedication to oral health education.