Department of Periodontics at SRM Kattankulathur dental College celebrated ORAL HYGIENE DAY on 1st August 2017 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Late Dr.G.B.Shankawalkar a pioneer of Periodontology in India.
The programme was inaugurated by our Dean Dr.N.Vivek in the presence of Dr.P.L.Ravishankar, Head of the department, Dept of periodontics and other faculty members and students. Dr. N.Vivek stressed the importance of oral health integration with systemic health in his inaugural speech.
A lecture on ‘Modern Day Approaches in Oral Hygiene’ was delivered by Dr. RajaPandian, Sr Lecturer, Dept of Periodontics. The second lecture for the day was given by Dr.Kalaivani.V, Sr Lecturer, and Dept of Periodontics. Both the sessions were chaired by Dr. Y Pradeep Kumar, Reader, and Dept of Periodontics. The orations were well appreciated by students and faculty members.
This was followed by essay competition on ‘Importance of Oral Hygiene in Systemic health’ for the undergraduate students under the supervision of Dr. AV Saravanan, Reader, Dept of Periodontics.
The students also took part in a quiz on the ‘Importance of oral hygiene’ which was well conducted by Dr. Rajula PB, Sr.Lecturer, and Dept of Periodontics. The winners of essay and quiz competitions were duly rewarded.
Outpatients were taught about maintaining oral hygiene and a demonstration was carried out by Dr. RajaPandian, Sr Lecturer, Dept of Periodontics.
The day was rewarding, both to the students and the staff members.