The CDE committee under the patronage of Prof. Aqib Sohail, Principal & Dean, College of Dentistry, Lahore Medical and Dental College (LMDC), recently arranged a lecture at LMDC Auditorium. The topic of discussion was “Oral Health Care, Volunteer work in the United States & Management of Cleft Lip/Palate”. The lecture was given by Dr Salman Malik, an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon running his private practice in Londonderry, New Hampshire.
Dr Salman is a graduate of Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Stonybrook School of Medicine, and further pursued his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr Salman Malik is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and an American Diplomat of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr Salman Malik spoke about the different surgical techniques he has found to be successful in the numerous cleft lip and palate patients he has treated over the years. He spoke about how treating such patients required a multidisciplinary approach. He also shed some light upon how he has treated such patients in the field with minimum equipment.
Dr Salman Malik showed much concern about outreach programs and volunteer work. He talked about the New York University volunteer programs and how they were conducted. He mentioned that he had recently been in Swat Valley himself and had personally worked on many patients there free of cost. He concluded his lecture by encouraging everyone to participate in volunteer work and giving back to the society.
Prof. Dr Aqib Sohail concluded the seminar by enlightening the audience about the current treatment and procedures being done in Pakistan for Cleft Lip and Palate patients. He further went on to support Dr Salmans’ efforts and encouraged his fellow colleagues and residents to participate in community work.
The CDE committee also appreciated the efforts of Ms. Syeda Attiaa Batool, who is the Cultural Affairs Assistant (Student Outreach) working in the US Consulate General, for facilitating and aiding in organizing this lecture.