By Dr Raima Bashir
Karachi: The Department of Community Dentistry of Bahria University Medical and Dental Section conducted an “Oral Health and Hygiene Awareness Session” at Guards Public School where 150 students of Class Prep II aged between 3-6 years.
Dr. Raima Bashir, Dr.Nazish Zafar and Dr.Kiran Mehboob Senior Lecturers, conducted the whole session. All the students were gathered at one place along with the teachers for the lecture delivered by Dr.Raima Bashir in which she emphasized about the importance of oral cavity, its health and the effects of proper maintenance of oral hygiene. The session was interactive and assisted by pictorial power point presentation and video demonstration as well as live demonstration of proper brushing techniques using models.
The students were very interactive throughout the session and responded very well to each question. The teachers also showed great interest and had their queries answered as well. In the end a few students were also called on stage to demonstrate the proper brushing techniques that had been taught to them during the lecture.
The session concluded with distribution of oral hygiene kits sponsored by Colgate and oral health related activities developed by the lecturers for developing interest in students regarding oral health. The Principal of the School appreciated the efforts of the department and Bahria University with kind words of appreciation and insisted us to visit again.