Karachi- January 24, Pakistan Dental Association organized their 12th International and 32nd National Dental Congress at Karachi Expo Center in collaboration with Dental Trade & Manufacturers with active international support of APDF and ICCDE. The successful congress was attended by over a thousand delegates from around the country.
Asia Pacific Dental Federation organized a successful session on “Green dentistry” devoted exclusively to promote environmentally sound dental practices. A number of professionals from the field including Dr. Ayyaz Ali Khan shared valuable information regarding the massive production of toxic and non-toxic waste from the daily dental practice, environmental hazards, their solutions and implementation.
Dr. Kulsoom Fatima Rizvi – Principal Dental Section and Head of Department Community Dentistry at Bahria University Medical and Dental College Karachi, spoke on “Lifestyle and Dentistry”. She said that practicing green dentistry is not only environmental friendly but also economical. Adopting eco-friendly practices can help dentists reduce their operatory cost, in addition to preserving natural resources. Green dentistry reduces waste and pollution; conserve energy together with incorporation of technology and supports a wellness lifestyle. Her lecture emphasized the best practices in dental office that are cost effective, customer centric and reduce the negative impact on environment and general health.
At the end of the session, speakers were appreciated for their insightful lectures and were acknowledged with memento shields presented by Dr. Anwar Saeed – Chairman Dental Public Health at APDF, Dr Asif Arain- Vice President of APDF and Chairman PDA Congress 2015, Dr. Saqib Rasheed – President PDA Central, and Dr Mehmood Shah- President PDA Sindh