World Dentist Day was celebrated for the first time in Bongaigaon on March 6.
Indian Dental Association’s Assam state branch in association with proposed lower Assam branch celebrated Dentist Day with a day-long programme on Tuesday.
A team of dental surgeons led by Dr Rupam Choudhury who is the chief architect of proposed lower Assam branch which includes more than 300 dental surgeons from Kamrup, Nalbari, Baksa, Brapeta, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Chirang, Dhubri and Goalpara districts, organized the event.
In the meeting, Dr Choudhury said that it is not an easy task to unite dental surgeons and organize such a big event for the very first time with his dedicated team.
Every year March 6 is celebrated as World Dentist Day to remember the contribution of dental surgeons to humanity.
There are around 140,000 dental surgeons in India and they are integral part of India’s public health system as oral health is a must for general health.
Every nine out of 10 people suffer from some kind of dental diseases and dental surgeons through their skill and motivation are doing a great job by relieving the suffering of people.
“General public need to be more aware of the contributions of dental surgeons,” Dr Choudhury felt.
He also said that it is a great pleasure for someone when society is benefited from ‘your service’.
The scientific session was inaugurated by Dr Bordoloi.
In his inagural speech Dr Bordoloi said that since the opening of first ever dental school in USA in the year 1828 there evolved many changes in technology and the dental surgery scenario.
And today’s dental surgeons need to be in tune with the latest technologies.
Dr G L Das, the senior most dental surgeon from Bongaigaon and former vice president of Indian Dental Association’s central commitee said that dental surgeons need unity to solve the issues and also improve their skills.
Dr Biswajit Singha, organizing secretary anchored the event.
In the evening a colourful cultural programme took place which was inaugurated by Ratul Baruah, Deputy Commissioner of Chirang district.