By Dr Ayma Syed
World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated globally every year on 20th March to promote worldwide awareness about the issues regarding oral health and to highlight the importance of good oral hygiene maintenance.
Honorable Rector Superior University, Dr. Sumaira Rehman inaugurated the World Oral Health Day at Chaudhry Muhammad Akram Dental Hospital (CMADH).
The event started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, and was hosted by Medical Superintendent CMADH, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayma Syed.
The main highlights of the event included a presentation by Principal Dental Section, Azra Naheed Medical College, Prof. Dr. Saqib Naeem, highlighting the importance of a healthy diet, daily brushing, flossing and good oral hygiene maintenance to avoid dental diseases. Later, while addressing the gathering, Dr. Sumaira Rehman shared her views, stating that the responsibility of good oral health lies not only in the hands of Dentists alone but, should also be one’s personal responsibility. She augmented her statement by sharing the dental disease statistics that, 90% of the world’s population suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime; which seemed pretty alarming. Therefore, maintenance of good oral hygiene should be mandatory. She concluded her address by appreciating the efforts of the dental team, in delivering quality dental care to the masses.
The Dental Team at Chaudhry Muhammad Akram Dental Hospital (CMADH) celebrated this day with great fervor and ensured the event be carried out in the best possible manner by facilitating the General Public, Superior University staff & students. A team of 4 dental doctors carried out dental screenings of around 100 patients, in their dental OPD; inclusive of their corporate clients from Century Paper Mills, Stylo and US Denim Apparel.