Oral health is a key indicator of overall well-being and the essence of life. It includes a range of diseases and conditions that include dental caries, Periodontal disease, Tooth loss, Oral cancer, Oral manifestations of HIV infection, Oro-dental trauma and birth defects such as cleft lip and palate. The Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 estimated that oral diseases affect 3.5 billion people worldwide, with untreated dental caries being among the most prevalent non-communicable diseases. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the incidence of oral cancer was within the top three of all cancers in some Asian-Pacific countries in 2018.
Dental health experts have pointed out that Indians consider oral health secondary to general health. Also, with growing modernisation, Indians are rapidly moving away from the traditional fibre rich diet to sugary and manufactured diet which is one of the highest contributory factors for dental caries.
Keeping these facts in mind, we have organised multiple Dental Camps throughout the years at local villages and schools. The doctors from ITS Hospital have been a constant support in our endeavour, providing children and adults with detailed methods and procedures. When needed, they equipped the patients with instructions for treatments.