interactive oral health awareness and free dental checkup visit was arranged by
Bahria University Medical and Dental College (BUMDC), Karachi. The event took
place at local school, Beacon House School. The campaign was conducted by The
BUMDC Health Care Professional (HCP) team. The event was chaired by Dr. Kulsoom
Fatima Rizvi, Vice-Principal and Head of Community Dentistry Department. The
participating team comprised of Dr. Raima Bashir and Dr. Mohsin Haider, Senior
Lecturers, Department of Community Dentistry. The dental house officers that
volunteered in the campaign were Dr. Mariam Khalid, Dr. Haider Hayat, Dr.
Ambreen Azaad, Aqsa Abbasi and Dr. Samar Fayyaz. The aim of the event was to give reliable set of information
to people for maintaining dental health.
session comprised of a PowerPoint presentation of oral diseases. The
presentation highlighted its etiological & risk factors with special
emphasis on preventive measures. The information was conveyed through videos, presentations
and lively interaction. The event was filled with fun and entertainment keeping
in view the age of the recipients. Oral hygiene practices such as meticulous
tooth brushing techniques were also demonstrated on models.
checkup was provided to all students and the oral health conditions were
recorded on validated WHO forms. Students were also given take-home coloring
exercises for reinforcement of the brushing habits. They were also given oral
hygiene kits at the end of the program as an incentive.
School Principal and staff members appreciated the Oral Health activity.