Oral Cancer Awareness Campaign 2023
Dept of Oral Medicine and Radiology(Advanced Stomato-Diagnostician Association) in collaboration with Dept of Public Health Dentistry(Innova8 Oral Health Care Association) conducted an Oral Cancer Awareness Campaign on 27th February 2023 at PHC, Farukhnagar.
The Oral Cancer awareness and screening involved educating a crowd of 75 patients about early diagnosis of Oral Precancerous and cancerous lesions and early treatment of these lesions using LASER. The awareness program included a nukkad natak by Interns demonstrating the need for early diagnosis. An awareness health talk was given by postgraduate students briefing about the use of Laser for early intervention in precancerous lesions. After this awareness drive, 77 patients were screened for the presence of precancerous lesions and 5 cases of precancerous lesions were identified. Out of these, 2 lesions were treated at PHC dental clinic using one of the most advanced BIOLASE diode laser and remaining patients were called to oral medicine OPD for the treatment. The program was conceptualised by Dr. Astha Chaudhry (Prof & Incharge), Dept of Oral Medicine and Radiology.
The screening camp was executed by Dr Puneeta Vohra(Professor), Dr Vishesh Yadav(Associate professor) and Dr Srividya(Assistant. professor) from Dept of Oral Medicine and Radiology and Dr Surbhi(Assistant professor) from Dept. of Public health dentistry.