Discussions were held on oral cancer and tobacco cessation drive
Central Railway’s Byculla Railway Hospital, Mumbai hosted “Continuing Dental Education programme” for the Dental Department. Dr Sugandha Raha, Director-General, Railway Health Services, graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
The Doctors Scientific Association of Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Hospital (Dr BAMH), Byculla, Central Railway organised the “Continuing Dental Education Programme” (CDE).
Dr Raha was the Chief Guest. Dr Meera Arora, Principal Chief Medical Director (PCMD), Dr Ashok Dhoble, Secretary General, Indian Dental Association, Dr Sushma Matey, Medical Director and President of Doctors Scientific Association, Byculla Hospital, Dr Abrar Sayed, Professor and Head of Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, St George Govt Dental College, Mumbai and other dignitaries were also present. Dental Surgeons from all over Indian Railways and Divisional Medical Incharges from Central Railway also attended the programme.
Dr Raha in her address complimented the hospital team for organising such a national event for the Railway dental surgeons which is the first of its kind. She said that there is a case for increasing the scope of dental services available to Railway beneficiaries, particularly dental prostheses. Further, she highlighted the need for dental services at the Health Unit level and the importance of the School Dental Health Programme.
Dr Arora threw light on the benefits of the Digital Dentistry portal. Dr Ashok Dhoble, Secretary General, Indian Dental Association (IDA) praised the work being done at Byculla Hospital and also highlighted Byculla Hospital’s contribution towards community outreach in oral health services being promoted by IDA, particularly the Oral Cancer Prevention Program and Tobacco Cessation Drive.
Dr Sayed was the main resource person for this CDE who delivered the keynote address and enlightened the audience on the importance of adopting Digital Technologies for Better Dentistry. He gave a live demonstration of the workflow of Digital Dental Prosthesis. Dental procedures and prostheses which required multiple visits can now be accomplished in a single-visit dental setting with outstanding precision
Dr Matey praised the infrastructure and facilities in the dental and oral maxillofacial department at Byculla Hospital. She thanked DGRHS and PCMD for augmenting infrastructure at the hospital through Rly procurement as well as by CSR funding.
Other presentations by eminent doctors covered various treatment options for treating oral Cancer and dental rehabilitation of maxillofacial defects. The programme concluded with a meeting by all the delegates to discuss the digital way forward in the organisation for the benefit of all.