Public awareness programs by other departments

Embracing the Geriatric Population

Medicine is a disease-oriented discipline. Geriatrics, however, calls for a more people-oriented stance. Old age is a sensitive phase; elderly people need care and comfort to lead a healthy life without worries and anxiety. The Department of Public Health Dentistry organized an oral care camp as a part of universal health coverage to provide quality care to the frail elderly who reside in Akshaya Trust's old age home. The interns of SRM Kattankulathur Dental College and Hospital conducted various health promotion activities, such as health education on the need for tooth replacement, maintenance of dentures, root caries management and the importance of nutrition and oral health. A dental examination was carried out and interactive sessions were conducted to listen to them and comfort them.

There are only two lasting gifts we should give our children: roots and wings.

The paediatric dental department of SRM KDC organised a rally on Children's Day, November 14, inaugurated by the Dean, Dr. Vivek, about ORAL HEALTH AWARENESS. Doctors rallied enthusiastically from the arch gate to the medical hospital by holding banners, slogans and hoardings about oral health. Doctors created awareness among the public by enunciating about dental hygiene, dental trauma and various other dental concerns. At the General Hospital, doctors performed flash mobs and an informative skit about paediatric oral health.

Oral Care During pregnancy, by Public Health Dentistry, SRMKDC

To sustain oral and dental health for a lifetime, effective and adequate care is essential. For women, dental care is much more important during pregnancy. We tried to emphasize the importance and safety of routine dental care for pregnant women.

On October 29, 2022, the Department of PHD conducted a health education campaign on oral care during pregnancy in the Urban Health Centre MM Nagar. Interns demonstrated proper brushing techniques and various ways to maintain one's oral hygiene during pregnancy. A few important topics discussed were:

  • 3 trimesters of pregnancy and dental treatment to undergo in each stage.
  • Pregnancy-related oral changes in women like dental erosion, gingivitis, granuloma, dental caries, oral candidiasis and periodontitis

Ways to prevent the mentioned diseases and maintain oral hygiene

World Prosthodontist Day is celebrated internationally on January 22nd every year.

The Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology at SRM Kattankulathur Dental College and Hospital celebrated this occasion by conducting a public awareness program, flash mob and the distribution of pamphlets to the public about the specialty.

We organized a few events for the students on the theme "Prosthodontics and its Awareness to the Public" and prizes were discovered for the winners.

Venue: Potheri Bus Stop
Date: 30.01.2023

SRM KATTANKULATHUR DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, conducted a community awareness program on September 20, 2022, on oral health and the ill effects of tobacco use.

Distributed educational pamphlets related to the ill effects of tobacco, oral hygiene tips and various treatment options available at SRM KATTANKULATHUR DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL to the public.

Venue: Guduvanchery Bus Stand

The Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics at SRM Kattankulathur Dental College and Hospital conducted a smile rally on the occasion of World Orthodontic Health Day to promote awareness of the benefits of orthodontic treatment.

Dean Prof. Dr. Vivek Narayanan was a chief guest and flagged the smile rally along with the guests of honour. The joint secretary of the Indian Orthodontic Society, Prof. Dr. Gnana Shanmugham and the convenor of the Madras Orthodontic Study Group, Prof. Dr. Edeinton Arumugam, have participated in the rally.