13 Feb 2020
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Day 2020
13th February is celebrated as the International Oral and Maxillofacial Day. The theme this year was “Raise the awareness and share your uniqueness to the world”. With the theme in mind, this year the Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, RRDCH celebrated International OMFS Day. A small programme of various street plays and songs was conducted for the patients in our OPD to spread awareness about our specialty and the treatments that we provide. Number of posters were made about minor oral surgeries, trauma, orthognathic, oral oncology, cosmetic surgery and cleft lip and palate. The posters were explained in Kannada, English and Hindi for the understanding of the patients.
1)Oral surgery: A song was written by one of our PGs in Kannada about Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.
2) Minor Oral Surgery: Simple street play was enacted to explain about procedures like extractions and impactions.
3)Trauma: The patients were educated on road safety in the form of street plays with emphasis on reduction and fixation of jaws.
4)Orthognathic Surgeries: With help of posters and plays the patients were made aware of various orthognathic procedures done in our hospital.
5)Cosmetic Surgery: The patients were informed about the cosmetic procedures like Rhinoplasty, fillers, flaps etc that is performed by OMFS surgeons.
6)Oral Oncology: We educated the patients about the consequences of habits causing cancers and also explained about the surgical aspects and reconstruction options.
7)Cleft lip and Palate: Posters were made to explain about children with clefts and their surgical management.
Finally, the day was concluded with cutting of the cake in the Department with Staff, Post Graduates, Students and interns followed by lunch.