Department of Periodontics at S.D.M College of Dental Sciences and Hospital (SDMCDS&H), Dharwad celebrated Oral Hygiene Day on 1st of August 2017 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. G. B. Shankwalkar a pioneer of Periodontology in India.
The programme was inaugurated by our beloved Principal, Prof. Srinath Thakur in the presence of Dr. Leena Shettar, (Head of the Department of Periodontics), Dr.Ramesh Nadiger (Dean) Dr.Balram Naik (Dean), other faculty members and students were present.
The programme comprised of essay competition ‘Herbal therapy in periodontics’, conducted for other department postgraduates and house surgeons for which I & II prizes with a cash prize of Rs.1000/- & Rs.800/- respectively was distributed. The activity also involved ‘Oral Health Awareness’ talk in Kannada by Dr.Bharati A.Patil, and a free dental checkup camp. Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP), Dharwad and Samarthana disabled center helped to organize the dental camp. Awareness was created in OPD section of SDM Medical College Dharwad by postgraduate students by posters and demonstrations. More than hundred patients were screened and nearing hundred patients received free scaling in the department of periodontics. The under graduates & postgraduates students performed a skit in Kannada for the education of patients. The initiative was appreciated by all the patients who were a part of the programme.