Central Railway’s Byculla Railway Hospital, Mumbai hosts “Continuing Dental Education programme” for Dental Department -
Dr Sugandha Raha, Director-General Railway Health Services, graces the occasion as Chief Guest.
The Doctors Scientific Association of Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Hospital (Dr.BAMH), Byculla, Central Railway organised the “Continuing Dental Education Programme” (CDE) on 3.11.2023.
Dr Sugandha Raha, Director-General Railway Health Services (DGRHS), was the Chief Guest. Dr.Meera Arora, Principal Chief Medical Director (PCMD), Dr.Ashok Dhoble, Secretary General, Indian Dental Association, Dr.Sushma Matey, Medical Director and President of Doctors Scientific Association, Byculla Hospital, Dr.Abrar Sayed, Professor and Head of Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, St.George Govt.Dental College, Mumbai and other dignitaries were also present. Dental Surgeons from all over Indian Railways and Divisional Medical Incharges from Central Railway also attended the programme.
Dr.Sugandha Raha, DGRHS in her address complimented the Hospital team for organizing such a National event for the Railway Dental Surgeons which is first of its kind. She said that there is definitely a case for increasing the scope of dental services available to Railway beneficiaries, particularly Dental Prostheses. Further, she highlighted the need for Dental Services at Health Unit level too and importance of School Dental Health Program.
Dr Meera Arora, PCMD threw light on the benefits of Digital Dentistry portal. Dr Ashok Dhoble, Secretary General, Indian Dental Association (IDA) praised the work being done at Byculla Hospital and also highlighted Byculla hospital’s contribution towards community outreach in oral health services being promoted by IDA, particularly Oral Cancer Prevention Program and Tobacco Cessation Drive.
Dr Abrar Sayed, Professor and HOD, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, St George Govt Dental College, Mumbai was the main resource person for this CDE who delivered key note address and enlightened the audience on the importance of adopting Digital Technologies for Better Dentistry. He gave a live demonstration of the workflow of Digital Dental Prosthesis. Dental procedures and prosthesis which required multiple visits can now be accomplished in a single-visit dental setting with outstanding precision
Dr Sushma Matey, Medical Director and President of Doctors Scientific Association praised the infrastructure and facilities in the Dental and oral maxillofacial department at Byculla Hospital. She thanked DGRHS and PCMD for the augmenting infrastructure at the hospital through Rly procurement as well as by CSR funding.
Dr Praveen Chopra, Organizing chairperson introduced the theme of the workshop. Dr Jai Kumar Tirkey, organising secretary of this conference worked very hard for the success of this workshop. Delegates who visited the Dental and oral Maxillofacial Department praised the state-of-art facilities available there as well as its ambience. Chief Specialist Dr Viajy N Pichad, and Dr Jamuna Kanakarya, contributed immensely towards the successful organization of this workshop. Dr. N. K. Mangala, ACHD (Administration) and Mr. Sureshkumar NT, Hospital Administrator gave all the support required for the CDE.
Other presentations by eminent doctors covered various treatment options for treating Oral Cancer and Dental rehabilitation of Maxillofacial defects. The programme concluded with a meeting by all the delegates discussing the digital way forward in the Organization for the benefit of all.
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Date: November, 06, 2023
PR No. 2023/11/13
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, HQ, Central Railway, Mumbai