Mysore/Mysuru: Dr. Indira and Dr. B. Nandlal, Paediatric Dentists from JSS Dental College and Hospital (JSSDCH), received prestigious Bright Smiles Bright Future Award from International Association of Paediatric Dentist (IAPD) in the recently held 28th IAPD Virtual Congress.
This award is in recognition of an innovative Baby Oral Health Primary Preventive Education Programme to mothers of children below one year of age at the ‘Baby Oral Health Promotion Clinic,’ functioning at Department of Paediatrics, unique extension Clinic from the Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, JSSDCH.
The Clinic was inaugurated by Stefanie L. Russel from New York University. International College of Dentist (India Section) has also recognised the Clinic as one of the best modality to promote oral health in children. This oral health delivery system is as per the recent goals of global oral health recommendations to implement such programmes at sites where the infants visit for vaccination or a well-baby clinic to promote baby’s visit to a dentist by one year age, impart early oral hygiene/ brushing and advice on teeth-friendly safe feeding practices.
The Clinic is functional since 6 years and had been instrumental in providing anticipatory guidance to the mothers to prevent early childhood dental decay in children less than three years. More than 7,000 children have been benefited from this preventive JSS programme since its inception.