MEGA TREATMENT CAMP
Manav Rachna Dental College has been actively participating in improving the dental health of the community since its inception. We have covered large part of population in Faridabad and surrounding areas for oral health. On 25th Nov 2016 Public Health Dentistry conducted a mega treatment camp at Mohna. This was done as a part of dental treatment drive by deputy commissioner Faridabad. The camp timing was 9a.m to 5 p.m. The services provided in the camp were dental check up, cleaning of teeth, removal of teeth and filling of teeth. Medicines were distributed to the needful patients. Health education was also provided regarding proper brushing technique and role of diet in their oral health.
WORLD ORGAN DONATION DAY
World organ donation day was observed on 16th Aug 2016. Dr Muneet Kaur Sahi from Mohan foundation sensitized students and faculty of Manav Rachna Dental College on importance and issues related to organ donation. On this occasion about 50 individuals pledged for donation through organ donation cards. A post program assessment demonstrated good attitude and knowledge of participants about organ donation.
World No Tobacco day
An anti-tobacco rally was held from Govt BK Hospital, Faridabad and ended at Manav Rachna Head Office amidst much enthusiasm and encouragement from Senior dignitaries and the Institutional Heads of Manav Rachna Educational Institutions, other government hospitals and medical colleges of Faridabad. The event was organized by the department of Public Health Dentistry, MRDC and supported by Lions Club, Faridabad. Students of MRDC joined in the initiative as they took to the streets carrying posters and shouting slogans to sensitize people towards the harmful effects of tobacco use and its life threatening effects. MRDC students also performed a Nukkad Natak in front of Govt Hospital, Faridabad to further reinforce the anti tobacco message.
Department of Public Health Dentistry initiated a program named “Khushi” for providing dental care to the disabled section of the society on 18th April 2017. The program was started on the occasion of the birthday of our beloved founder Dr. O.P. Bhalla. Muskaan NGO was the first beneficiary of our program. Muskaan is an NGO set up in 1982 under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. Muskaan is an adult training center for the intellectually disabled, between 16 to 60 years. The NGO collaborate and facilitate creation of an enabling environment and an inclusive society. We provided special care to 150 of these differently abled patients of NGO in Public Health Dentistry Department. Everyday 25 patients arrived in the department. Screening and treatment including scaling, restorations were provided to these patients. Consent for extractions was taken from their caretakers and those who required extraction and other surgical procedures were sent to other departments as well. Along with their dental care, blood group and hemoglobin were checked of all the patients from NGO. We and our students interacted with them and dental health education was given to these patients regarding proper tooth brushing technique, oral hygiene and role of nutrition in oral health. A list of all the patients requiring consent for further treatment was given to the caretakers of the NGO. All the patients and caretaker felt very satisfied and happy after getting the treatment.