Department of Public Health Dentistry has been conducting National Tooth Brushing Day Program for the past five years to create awareness about tooth brushing among the public.


This year too, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Vinayaka Missions Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem celebrated NATIONAL TOOTH BRUSHING DAY program at Sri Vidya Mandir Secondary School, Shevapet on 07/11/2019.


The program was inaugurated by Mr.Jayakaran Principal Sri Vidya Mandir Secondary School, Shevapet.


Professor Dr.N.Saravanan, Head of The Department, demonstrated the brushing techniques to school children followed by free tooth paste & brush and Tooth brushing pamphlets both in English and Tamil also were distributed.


As per the guidelines given by INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY (IAPHD-TN CHAPTER), we distributed connecting Dot chart and colour pencils to the children and they were asked to join the dots and colour it then one month tooth brushing calendar were distributed to all the children and instructed how to record the one month tooth brushing calendar. Class teachers were requested to monitor the same. Finally all the children took pledge on tooth brushing.  


Senior Lecturer, Dr.C.Bharath coordinated the program, senior lecturers, Dr.S.Venkatalakshmi and Dr. K.Priya Deepa Lakshmi participated in the program. A team of 6 interns participated in the program.


We would like to thank Principal, Mr. Jayakaran and the school teachers Mrs. Padma, Mrs.Jayarani and Mr.Jeeva for their cooperation.