Screening Camp Report – Chennai Higher Secondary School,Virugambakkam

SRM DENTAL COLLEGE,RAMAPURAM

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY

SCREENING CAMP REPORT

VENUE: Chennai Higher Secondary School,Virugambakkam

DATE: 09.02.2022

DAY: WEDNESDAY

CAMP ORGANISERS:SEYED RABIYA, SHALINI R, SHUBHAM SINGH

(BATCH –H)

SCREENING CRITERIA: STANDARD VIII &IX

TOTAL NO.OF.PATIENTS SCREENED:236

OVERVIEW OF OUR SCREENING CAMP

The department of public health dentistry, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram  granted us permission to conduct a dental awareness camp among school students to enlighten them about the various aspects of dental hygiene.The camp was held at Chennai Higher Secondary School,Virugambakkam,Chennai on 09.02.2022 by the team of Interns and Poled by the staffs. The team left the college by 9 am and reached the venue.A dental setup was made at the school premise.

A total of 236 participants between the age group of 12-16 years were examined for oral hygiene, dental caries and various other oral health issues. The camp also included dental awareness talk, educating students about common dental ailments  especially stressing on tooth decay and gum diseases  and the measures used to prevent them. The students were made aware about the eating patterns and food choices.     which can lead to tooth decay.

The young students cherished the chance to interact with the dentists to enquire and gain knowledge about their oral health and maintaining good oral hygiene.

The school staff and children thanked us for our service to the school.

 

ELEMENTS OF OUR CAMP

  • Oral hygiene instruction and brushing techniques explained to all the patients in the camp.
  • After the demonstration, the patients were made to imitate the brushing techniques
  • Oral screening was done to assess the oral hygiene, dental caries, periodontal problems, malocclusion, fractures and other dental anomalies.
  • All queries regarding the brushing techniques and oral hygiene were explained individually to the patients in detail.