UDHAMPUR (J&K),In pursuance of the motto “PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE” The Command Military Dental Centre (CMDC) under the aegis of Northern Command had under taken a comprehensive 10 days oral health survey of young  school children of Army Public School Junior Wing Udhampur which conclude today. The survey drew an enthusiastic response from the school children as well as from the faculty of the school.

            In an interaction with the school children, Brig Vineet Sharma Commandant CMDC said that one of the main stays of preventive oral health care strategies is early detection and regular check-ups. He also emphasized the often neglected aspect of prevention of developing malocclusion (crooked teeth).

            The survey which drew an enthusiastic response from the faculty of the school  was led by Maj Vishvaroop  an  Orthodontist, and during the course of this survey all children were examined by the team. Concurrent interactive sessions with children and teacher’s explaining the importance of proper brushing technique helped in reinforcing the benefits of oral hygiene maintenance. 
            All the children surveyed who have been  found to be in need of dental care will be taken up for treatment according to a drawn up  schedule. Feedback from this important survey will help in reinforcing the importance of prevention in oral health care among young children and teacher’s alike.

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