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National Orthodontic Awareness Week in RCDSR
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Rungta College of Dental Sciences & Research under the aegis of Sanjay Rungta Group of Institution celebrated National Orthodontic Awareness Week on the occasion of 57th Foundation Day of Indian Orthodontic Society on 11th October 2022
To commemorate this 57 th Foundation Day, Dr. Sumit Gandhi, HOD-Orthodontics informed that department organised free check-ups and consultations for orthodontic treatment from 1th to 12th October. Also, many awareness campaigns were conducted by the doctors and students of RCDSR to encourage and motivate people to improve their smile and oral function . Reels, Photography competition were planned for students and faculties of RCDSR. Besides the competitions a skit was also performed by PG students along with interns and UG students for braces awareness.
The Chairman of SRGI, Shri. Sanjay Rungta, Directors, Shri. Saket Rungta, Mrs. Harsha Rungta, Dean Dr. Karthik Krishna M, Vice-Dean Dr. Deepak Thakur. Vice Principal RIPS, Harish Sharma and Dean Student Welfare, Rinki Sahu inaugurated this event. Sanjay Rungta shared that the institute is always a front runner in social services and creating awareness among the society. Dean, Dr. Karthik Krishna M conveyed his best wishes for successful organisation of this program. The programme was successfully coordinated & guided by Prof. & Head Dr. Sumit Gandhi, Prof. Dr. Javed Sodawala, Reader Dr. Shaheen Hamdani, Sr.Lecturers Dr. Harsha Malhotra & Dr. Gaurav Agrawal and post graduate students .
There were creative reels and photography competition for awareness of orthodontic treatment in which the undergraduate and postgraduate students actively took part and The winners of reels competition were 1st Prize Latika Dewangan & group , 2nd Prize Baishali Agarwal, 3rd Prize Sourav Biswas and winners of photography competition were 1st Prize Syed Enteaas, 2nd Prize Ipsha Mishra, 3rd Prize Mekha Sashikumar.
The Orthodontic branch of dentistry deals with correction of teeth problems like spacing, irregular or forwardly placed teeth in children as well as adults. These problems can be corrected by placing braces on the teeth. Also, newer advances like clear aligners or invisible braces are employed in treating these patients. The Orthodontic department aimed to provide awareness amongst patients who require orthodontic treatment and the national orthodontic awareness week dispensed a good opportunity for the patients to get free consultation and awareness for orthodontic treatment .