Mysore/Mysuru: JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research in association with JSS SMILE – Multidisciplinary Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic celebrated the 10th Foundation Day at JSS Dental College recently.
JSS SMILE provides non-profit based multidisciplinary management to cleft lip and palate affected children. More than 180 children have availed the services offered at JSS SMILE.
As part of the programme, Dr. B. Manjunatha, Registrar, JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, flagged off a Walkathon. The multidisciplinary cleft team of doctors and children who had undergone surgical management under JSS SMILE were part of the Walkathon.
Personality development activities were also organised for the children to provide platform for them to express their talents. JSS SMILE Coordinators Dr. B. Nandlal and Dr. Seema Deshmukh emphasised the uniqueness of the comprehensive treatment approach of JSS SMILE and also educated the parents and children regarding the importance of oral hygiene as part of overall development. The parents of the children, who received treatment, expressed gratitude towards JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research for providing the multidisciplinary facilities under the single roof.