|Name of the Faculty||Faculty of Dental Sciences|
|Name of the Event||World TB Day|
|Type of event||Guest Lecture|
|Date||24th March 2017|
|Time||11 am onwards|
|Venue||Auditorium, 3rd Floor, C-Block, SGT University|
|Organizers||Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology and Forensic Odontology|
Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology and Forensic Odontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University celebrated “World Tuberculosis Day” 2017 on 24th March to be a part in the global campaign…”Leave no one behind – Unite to end TB” which is a very big challenge for all of us.
Tuberculosis has been and remains one of the biggest killers amongst the infectious diseases afflicting humankind. Globally TB is still responsible for the deaths of about 1.5 million people annually.
Some 9 million people around the world are further infected with TB every year. The day 24th March is celebrated internationally to acknowledge the need to raise common public awareness about the epidemic disease of TB.
The fact is that Oral TB has been considered to account for 0.1-5% of all TB infections. Nowadays, oral manifestations of TB are re-appearing alongside many forgotten extrapulmonary infections as a consequence of the outbreak and emergence of drug-resistant TB. And such lesions we often fail to recognize. This is where the role of Dentist begins and to make each one of us understand the same we decided to gather and celebrate World Tuberculosis Day.
Dr. Bobby Bhalotra, Senior Consultant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi was the Guest speaker for the day. The occasion was also graced by the presence of Dean, Research & Development, Dr. M S Sidhu, Dean, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Dr. Anil Gupta, Heads of departments, Professors, faculty members and our graduate and postgraduate students.