Jammu Tawi, April 14
A free dental check-up programme was conducted with a focus on “Prevention is better than cure” at JK Montessorie British School Talab Tillo. The programme was held in association with the team of doctors from Government Dental Hospital (IGGDC) Jammu lead by Dr. Iqbal Singh (lecturer) public health dentistry, Dr. Vasudha Kak (Registar) Dr. Amita Parihar , Dr. Meenakshi (Dental surgeon) and Khalil Mirza. Dental check up was initiated to reduce child hood cavities in their teeth as well as protection in gums. Students were advised to eat more & more green leafy vegetables, milk, egg, Yoghurt etc. so that deficiencies do not occur etc. So that deficiencies not occur etc. The doctors not only examined the students but also made them aware about best ways to “brush their teeth”. Students were also advised to avoid candies & Chocolates etc. Different methods & different activities involving the students of different classes were also conducted during the one day programme through power point presentation.
The management of the school thanked the doctors for rendering moral and selfless services in sharing good hygiene practices as the because children can act as agents of change by taking the “lesson of daily oral hygiene.”