Karachi: The Department of Community Dentistry at BUMDC organized students’Poster competition which was headed by Dr. Kulsoom Fatima Rizvi and hosted by her lecturers, Dr. Raima Bashir and Dr. Anum Sami. The Jury included DrAsharAfaq (HOD Community Dentistry &vice Principal of DUHS OJHA campus), Dr Mariam Azfar (HOD Community Dentistry, JSMU),DrAmbreenUsmani(HOD General Anatomy BUMDC) and DrMushtaqMemon(HOD Periodontology/Oral Medicine BUMDC).
Director General Vice Admiral (Rtd) Tehseenullah Khan and Dean Brig (Rtd) DrShaheenMoin were invited as chief guests. Faculty membersof BUMDC appreciated the effort of students and shared their expert opinion with them.
The event commenced with the display of scientific posters on variety of topics which were presented by the students of 2nd Year BDSfollowed by an introductory presentation on departmental achievements and a feature video on Community Support Program running successfully in BUMDC under the supervision of Dr. Kulsoom Fatima. Thethird year BDS students Fatima and Safia Anwar presented their researches which have been awarded at both national and international conferences.The motive was to encourage the upcoming batches towards research work and extracurricular participation and boost their knowledge and confidence. Dr. AsharAfaq and Dr. Mariam Azfar also addressed the audience sharing their experience and delivered presentations on oral health promotion.
The ceremony concluded with prize and certificate distribution and the 1st prize was won by poster titled“Xerostomia” byAnikaChoudary, HafsaSaeed, KulsoomZaidi and Anum Malik, 2nd prize was given to poster on “Importance Of Salivary Diagnostic Tools In Oral Disease” byBibiHafsa, ToobaTaj, Saba Gul and MoneezayJaffer and 3rd prize was given to poster titled “Dental care for mother and child” byRamshaIqbal, MadihaParveen and Rehab Tahir. Honorary shields were also presented to respected judges and certificate of appreciation to organizers DrRaima Bashir, DrAnum Sami and AssistantQadeer Ahmed for working day in and out in making this event a complete success.
Lastly, DrKulsoom gave her vote of thanks to the chief guests for sparing their precious time, entire medical and dental faculty for joining them, her team and student for their tremendous hard work. -PR