Karachi: The Health Awareness Competition held at Karachi organized by HOPES (Help of Patients in Exigency by Students), Bahria University Medical and Dental College (DentalSection) participated in this programme with a teamcomprisingof eight dental students including Affaf Fatima, Safia Anwar, Ebrahim Riaz, Hafsa Saeed, Muhammad Zaman, KanzaArooj, HiraAkbarand Nimra Khurshid.
Four table clinics were arranged on the theme of “Maintenance of Oral Hygiene”. The clinics were set up to convey comprehensive knowledge about Awareness ofOral Cancer,Tooth Brushing and Flossing techniques, Baby tooth caries and Malocclusion. The stall was decorated with “First Sight” awareness pictures and posters. Models, pamphletsand videos were displayedby the team as means to convey the information regardingcommon oral diseases likegum problems, caries, and tooth wear.
Dr Zubair Ahmed Abbasi,Principal BUMDC (Dental Section) and Dr. Kulsoom Rizvi, Head of the Department of Community Dentistry, visited the stall and appreciated the efforts of the students.Approximately 500 people visited the stall.
On the basis of overall performance, BUMDC (Dental Section) was declared the winner and awardedcash prize including certificates to all the participants.-PR