I am honoured to have been associated with the International College of Dentists (India, Sri Lanka and Nepal Section-VI) which is one of the most active sections of the ICD around the world. ICD India Section has a long history of contribution and service to humanity and leadership to uphold the highest professional competent of the dentists who are expected to provide excellence in treatment with ethical values and maintain cordial relations with fellows and in the society.
The International College of Dentists is the leading international honoured society for dentists is credited to Dr. Louis Ottofy & Tsurukichi Okumura who had their roots in Japan and United States of America. One of the oldest professional organisation of dentists has 15 sections across the globe with more than 12000 proud members. I owe significant gratitude to my predecessors who have selflessly upheld the values of International College of Dentists over the years and expanded its horizon across the country, and to Sri Lanka and Nepal. As a President of the ICD, I urge the members to provide selfless service of highest clinical quality to patients. They must adopt at least a few needy patients who are suffering from menos of dental diseases. As a part of humanitarianism service during this year, we have already undertaken activities to promote an enhance advance skills of fellow dental surgeons to adopt new technology with changing times. At this point, it is pertinent that India, Sri Lanka & Nepal has been a very active section among rest of the world and it is important that the regents should undertake activities in their zone which is northern, southern, eastern, central and western centres. As we also must continue to increase our membership by nominating those dentists who have made significant contributions to the profession and have maintained highest clinical and ethical values.
The Section VI has had a great year with various activities happening all over the country. Many scientific and community programs have taken place under the guidance of President Dr. Rajesh Chandna. A brief report of the programmes held this year is enclosed:
The Board of Regents of section VI met four times this year, discussed and made decisions for all the regular administrative business. The major issue issue of concern for the Section VI continues to be the renewal & retention of membership. Journal of ICD (JICD) is being published regularly biannually and is circulated free of any charges to all the fellows of the section and dental institutions in the country.
The International College of Dentists, India Sri Lanka & Nepal Section Annual Convocation & Award Function was held on December 10 2017 at Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, New Delhi. Dr. M.L. Soni Oration was delivered by Dr. Satyavrat Arya on Orofacial pain .The Convocation & Award Function was inaugurated by the Secretary General Emeritus Dr. J.C. Chandna. 31 New Fellows took the Oath and were inducted into the prestigious ICD India, Sri Lanka & Nepal Section. Awards of Appreciation were presented to fellows actively participating in the ICD Activities during the year. This was followed by release of ICD Journal JICD by Chief Editor Prof. Mahesh Verma. At the Awards ceremony more than 40 students received Certificates of Merit & Student Plaque Awards in various categories. Awards were also presented to the winners of the 2 ICD National Essay Competition in the subjects of General Dentistry & Endodontics . Dr. J.C. Chandna was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. S.M. Balaji received the International President Citation. Appreciation Awards from the Head Office were presented to Dr. R.K. Bali; Dr. Hari Parkash; Dr. Anil Kohli; Dr. D.N. Kapoor; Dr. Mahesh Verma and Dr. Vineeta Chugh.
ICD Section VI organised one day C. D. E Program at Lalit hotel with IDA Chandigarh State Branch. Speaker was Dr Y.K Virmani. The CDE was inaugurated by Dr. Rajiv Chugh Secretary General ICD Section VI & 1st Vice President of I.D.A. (HO) The topic covered by Dr. Virmani was ‘Aesthetic material in Clinical Practice -A Different Approach ‘. More than seventy delegates attended the program and about ten among them were I CD fellows. After the lecture Hands on course was conducted by the speaker. Emphasis was put to manage every day issues regarding restorative dentistry.
ICD Section VI was the scientific partners to promote new speakersat the Famdent, Indore. The competition was held over two separate sessions as we had many senior practitioners and academicians who had sought to present their cases along with the usual numbers of interns and PG students . 3 Awards for Best Clinician and 3 Awards for the Best Presentations were given. Certificate of attendance were given to all participants and judges.
Dr. Santosh Ravindran conducted a CDE Program at Hotel St Laurn - Bund Garden , Pune on Restorative Dentistry. 25 Delegates attended the program.
Dr. Santosh Ravindran conducted a CDE Program at Hotel Utsav - Dhankawadi , Pune on FIIBRODONTICS. The program was attended by 25 delegates.
ICD Section Vi like every year was the scientific partners with Famdent held in Mumbai. This year ICD gave away the awards for best Paper Presentations and E Posters. The event was a grand success. ICD Section VI was the scientific partners with Famdent. ICD gave away the awards for best Paper Presentations and E Posters. The event was a grand success.
A Hands-on CDE Program was organised at Bangalore by Dr. Santosh Ravindran on ‘Restorative Options’ for 10 participants.
Scientific Conclave was held at Hotel Fariyas Khandala. The speakers at the event were Drs. Saiesha Mistry , Sonal Joshi And Meenakshi Kher will be the speakers at the event.
A CDE on Restorative Dentistry was conducted by Dr. Santosh Ravindran with IDA Womens Dental Council at Jabalpur. 50 delegates attended the event.
A MEGA HEALTH CAMP for the Outreach parents, their family members, neighbours and the Outreach School Children of St. Xavier's School Ranchi was held. A total team of 28 medical specialists and 8 dental specialists, 22 paramedics and nurses & Optometrists was involved in making the camp a huge success. 853 patients were examined for general health and dental health by specialists ranging from General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Dermatologist, Gastroenterology, Diabetology , Gynae &Obstetrics, Psychiatry & Neuro Sciences, Pulmonology & Cardiac Diseases, Dentistry and Orthodontics, Ophthalmology, Urology, ENT to name a few. Medicines including mouthwashes, Toothpaste, toothbrushes antibiotics multivitamins analgesics and Spectacles as required were distributed.
ICD section VI East Zone along with Department of Orthodontics , Hazaribagh College of Dental Sciences held a symposium on No tobacco use. It was delivered by Prof Dr Rajeev Lall, Prof Dr Amit Ram. ICD Fellows Dr Saurav Purbay , Dr Anshu Sahu and Prof Dr Narendra Nath Singh shared their messages and opinions on this topic. A public awareness rally was organized along with Slogans and posters. It marched on the main area of Hazaribagh and made people aware about No Tobacco use. The people were made aware in the hazards and the way to quit the usage of tobacco products.
A CDE on "Advancement in Direct Restorative Therapy " was organized by Fellow Dr. Anshu Sahu. A large number of dental surgeons of Ranchi attended the scientific program.
ICD Eastern Zone in association with Hazaribagh College of Dental Sciences, Organised a CDE on the benefits Clinical Digital Photography by Dr.Kuldeep D’Mello. The CDE was well attended by the Post Graduates Students of the colleges of Jharkhand. Faculties of different colleges along with doctors with different parts of the state.
A dental health and medical health screening camp organised at Ranchi. 130 people turned up for the check up in dental camp. Dentifrice including tooth brushes and medication were distributed .Healthy baby show was a part of the mega event. Prizes were distributed to the winners of the event. A talk was given on the role of the ICD and newer techniques in dental specialities for the participating dentists.
AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Deralakatte, in association with ICD conducted a Dental Exhibition/Oral Health Awareness Program on the ill effects of tobacco, and also a Free Dental Treatment Camp for the general public. A street play also conducted during the camp . The theme of the programs is: “Tobacco – a threat to development”. The Treatment largely comprised of Oral prophylaxis, Restoration and Extractions. A privilege card which will facilitate them to avail all the specialty dental treatment with priority at free of cost at A.B.Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Deralakatte, Mangalore was also distributed.
ICD and JSS University launched another social contribution through Baby Oral Health Promotion Clinic, an extension clinic of Department of Pediatrics, Dental College at the JSS Hospital by training of Pediatric Nurses on Baby Oral Hygiene. Dr. Rajiv Kumar Chugh was the Chief Guest and Dr Vineeta Chugh was the Guest of Honour.. Dr Nandlal launched a innovative feasible model of training program. An educative video demonstration on age wise recommended toothpaste, brushing methods were launched at the Hospital lobby areas so as the large number of young parents visiting get educated on the age wise oral hygiene from 0 to 12 years and further mouth rinsing oral hygiene regime was introduced at the paediatric wards as a protocol for overall well being and recovery for inpatient care . Anticipatory Guidance educative display to aid the parents/caretakers for age-wise required oral care before the onset of diseases in children was also released.
"Single Day Denture Camp" was held on Nitte Village by the ICD Section VI in Association with the Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, A.B.Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences. 48 deserving senior citizens of lower socio-economic status were delivered free dentures on the same day.
A School based oral health program Sealant program for Rural India for –caries free generation – A feasibility Model” targeting rural residential school that serve children from low-income families was launched. It is in its third year of implementation annually by providing placement of pit and fissure sealants to the new inmates besides follow up .
Oral hygiene Program through alternative communication for children with speech and hearing impairment through assisted Sign language by a trainer along with the Pediatric dentistry Specialist for the inmates of the Sai Ranga School children as a ongoing activity of JSS dental College and Hospital and ICD India Section VI. The program covered the 22 children who had newly joined as inmates at the school and along with reinforcement to the rest of the children in the school housing a total of 62 residents in the age of 6 to 15 years.
ICD Section VI in association with A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore (ABSMIDS) organized 80 camps at various locations to examine and provide preliminary dental treatment to the patients. The follow up of these patients was done at the ABSMIDS.
A diagnostic and treatment camp was organized at Godhi, Himgiri, Moradabad by ICD Section VI. The objective of this checkup camp was to examine the oral hygiene of the school children and diagnose the dental problems faced by them. Supporting the initiative of Dr. Swatantra Agarwal, fellow ICD, a team of nine dentists provided their technical assistance for conducting the camp. 88 children were diagnosed out of which 12 children were treated. Majority of the treatment provided was restoration and oral prophylaxis. The children were also given oral hygiene instructions.
A free dental camp was organized. A team of Senior Specialist Dental Surgeons from Kothiwal Dental College and Research Centre Moradabad and para-medical staff carried out a comprehensive dental check-up for school children and staff. 352 students were diagnosed out of which 51 were treated. Majority of the treatment provided was restoration and oral prophylaxis. Most of the children diagnosed were suffering from dental caries along with poor oral hygiene. Oral hygiene instructions were given ve
rbally to each class of the school and brushing technique was also explained with the help of model and brush.
ICD Section VI and Hitkarini Dental College organised a Continuing Dental Education Program on “Clinical photography” and “Importance of Documentation in Clinical Practise”. Dr. Sarvraj Kohli convened the program. 48 delegates attended the program.
A Dental Health Program was organised by ICD and Kothiwal Dental College & Research Centre, Moradabad. The check-up was followed by effective treatment procedures. 295 patients were diagnosed out of which 28 patients were treated. Majority of the treatment provided was restoration and oral prophylaxis. Oral hygiene instructions were given verbally to and brushing technique was also explained with the help of model and brush.
A dental diagnostic and treatment camp was organized by ICD fellows Dr. Seema Chaudhary, Dr. Swatantra Agarwal with some student volunteers from C.L. Gupta International School at an orphanage, Moradabad. The camp was followed by refreshments for all orphanage students. The student volunteers also presented a short program for entertaining the orphanage students.
A Continuing Dental Education Programme was organized by ICD Fellows Dr. Swatantra Agarwal, Dr. Seema Chaudhary, Dr. P.N. Tandon in collaboration with IDA, Moradabad at Lansdowne. ICD Fellow Dr. I.K. Pandit was the Guest Speaker who spoke on Pediatric Dentistry for General Dental Practice. It was an excellent Programme which was witnessed by about 35 delegates. The programme concluded with Fun Games and memorable banquet.
Seema Dental College & Hospital, Rishikesh organized public awareness program under the aegis of ICD as per guidance of Dental Council of India.
Dr. Rajesh Chandna, International President, ICD, Fellow Dr. Himanshu Aeran, Principal with faculty members of Seema Dental College & Hopsital delivered series of lecture at various schools & college of Rishikesh & Tehri Garhwal. Dr. Anil Dhingra, Joint Editor, Journal of I.C.D Section VI, delivered a talk for PG, UG, Interns & Students. In the evening group’s faculty, Interns & students performed street plays at various locations of Rishikesh, Pauri Garhwal, Tehri Garhwal to create awareness among society to quit Tobacco, which was very well attended and appreciated by general public. The program was concluded by Swami Chidanand Saraswati Ji at Parmarth Niketan during evening Ganga Aarti. Swami Ji himself addressed the gathering to quit Tobacco and appreciated the efforts done by SDCH & ICD. Swami Ji felicitated the team of Faculty, Interns & Students including Dr. Rajesh Chandna & Dr. Himanshu Aeran for their extraordinary efforts to condemn this social evil with the motto "SERVICE ABOVE SELF".
ICD Section VI in association with IDA Jabalpur Branch organised a public education rally and informational lectures on World Anti-Tobacco day at Platform No. 1 of the Railway Station at Jabalpur. Public was educated about the growing menace of tobacco consumption, its ill effects and fatal consequences. These talks were given in English and regional languages. Also, a skit describing how tobacco cripples families and the society was performed by Interns of Hitkarini Dental College. Informational posters were displayed in prominent sites at the railway station. Public awareness leaflets were also distributed.
ICD Section VI –with IDA Amrawati Branch carried out various activities highlighting the harmful role of tobacco consumption.
Public Awareness programs were organised in district Parbhani by ICD, supported of Saraswati Dhanwantri Dental College Parbhani.
With a motto to provide a comprehensive oral health care to the school children a Dental Diagnosis and Awareness camp was held in collaboration with Kothiwal Dental College & Research Centre, Moradabad at Golden Gate Global School, Moradabad. The camp was conducted for 632 school children and staff members. A diagnostic check-up was done; the procedure consisted of a small general check-up for making an estimation of the candidate’s oral health condition, which was followed by explaining the required treatment module. Awareness on oral health among the children was increased by a lecture given by Fellow Dr. Swatantra Agarwal.