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8 CUT UPPER A QUARTERLY NEWS PUBLICATION FROM SRI VISHNU EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY Dr Suresh Sajjan M C Principal, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, AP Education Completed BDS 1985. Completed MDS 1989 from Bapuji Dental College & hospital Davangere. Diploma in end user computing 1996 MBA in Health Care Sciences 2008. Work experience Started Career as faculty member at Bapuji Dental College and College of Dental Sciences prior to 2007. Joined Vishnu dental college in 2007 Awards Dr G C Das award “ best prosthodontist speaker”1996 IPS conference. Prize winner for poster presentation at AAID conference Las Vegas in 2015 Associate fellow American Academy of Implant Dentistry 2014 More than 35 Publications Favourite book of all time “Parva” By Dr S L Bhirappa Teacher who changed my life It is difficult to name one. Perfect day out - what, where, with whom Koorg With My Family The best advice I've ever been given Work Hard and Pray God. The best advice I've ever given whatever happens is for our good only, accept and smile. My most unexpected achievement winning Prize in International conference at Las Vegas. The prettiest natural landscape I've ever seen The Himalaya On the way to Kedarnath The hardest question a child has ever asked me why don't you make dentures for me I can eat as many chocolates as I want. The most treasured book in my library The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin s Sharma Song that makes me move no matter how bad I feel “oo papa lali” from Geethanjali The one item I would take to the desert island Swiss Knife Favourite famous person I've admired, living or dead, whom I'd like to meet Swami Vivekananda If I had one hour to live, what would I spend it doing? Spend some time with my students and family. Favourite movie of all time. Geethanjali (Nagarjuna's) Your Favourite Quote Anything In Excess Is Bad.

ISSUE 13 OCTOBER 2016 9 BIGGER CAUSE Oral health is a critical, but an overlooked component of overall health and well-being. Dental diseases like cavities, gum diseases, irregular teeth, oral cancer and injuries to dental structures affect a large number of people and cause much discomfort and pain. Their impact is therefore considerable, both at individual level and community level. India has approximately 301 dental colleges with around 25,000 students graduating every year. With such a huge work force theoretically all these diseases should have already been eradicated. However, in reality, about 90 % of our population harbors one or more dental diseases. Oral health services in India are affected by problems of availability, accessibility, affordability, acceptability and accommodation of services. Majority of the Dentists tend to practice in urban and suburban areas ignoring poor rural population with greater treatment needs. These people need to travel far distances to get their dental needs addressed. The fact that majority of these people survive on daily wages; traveling and abstinence from work inflates the cost of dental treatment and limits their affordability. Majority of these rural inhabitants lack awareness about the dental diseases, reducing the acceptability of such services even if readily provided. Accommodative problems in terms of availability of dentist in emergency hours, waiting period and ease of getting an appointment are other factors that need to be considered for effective dental service utilization . Hence to relieve pain and suffering, restore and maintain oral health, and to address the above mentioned i s s u e s o f r u r a l p o p u l a t i o n deprived of oral care needs, we h a v e s t a r t e d primary level d e n t a l c a r e centers (satellite c l i n i c s ) a t identified rural l o cations. Five s u c h s a t e l l i t e clinics have been established till date at K u m u d a v a l l i , D i r u s u m a r r u , Juvvalapalem, Allampuram and D w a r a k a T i r u m a l a . E a c h Feedback and followup through local network VISHNU DENTAL COLLEGE VISHNU DENTAL CARE (Primary Care Center) 2 Dental Chair Units 1 Dental Surgeon 1 Dental Nurse 1 Attender establishment caters to the needs of around 65,000 population in the surrounding villages. Every satellite clinic is Screening for dental diseases, appraisal and follow up equipped with 2 dental chairs, a qualified dental surgeon, a dental nurse and an attender. Basic primary and emergency dental care will be provided at these centers on all working days. On-site specialist dental care will be provided by a visiting specialist on a weekly basis. Patients requiring comprehensive multi-disciplinary care are referred to our tertiary care center where all provisions to render such care exist. In order to create oral health awareness among the rural population, we interact and work in collaboration with village level health workers like Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), Anganwadi workers and Multi-purpose Health Workers (MPHWs). These health care workers are trained to identify common oral diseases in a given population and also to inform about the services provided at our centers. Both undergraduate and post graduate students are deployed to work in association with these village level workers to appraise the rural inhabitants regarding oral diseases and their prevention. Periodic meetings are held at all levels to resolve any issues encountered. Taking the advantage of digital technology, all the satellite clinics are equipped with i n t e r n e t , d i g i t a l r a d i o g r a p h y a n d digital photography f acilities. T h is ensures better connectivity o f t h e s e c e n t e r s w i t h t h e t e r t i a r y c a r e c e n t e r a n d a l l o w s exchang 5 Primary care centers established till date 8167 Patients received treatments 1259 Patients referred to tertiary center 13,586 Patients screened till date at these centers e o f opinions with specialists. To update the knowledge of working dentists and enhance their skills, continuing dental education programs are conducted regularly. As a unique initiative, we utilize our community radio service, Radio Vishnu (90.4 FM) to deliver health care messages to the rural masses through panel discussions, live interactive sessions, phone in programs and health talks. All these initiatives enhance provision of high quality dental health care and help to improve the oral health related quality of life of rural population we serve. Vishnu Oral Healthcare Delivery Model for Rural Population KUMUDAVALLI 7 KM 14 KM 36 KM DIRUSUMARRU 24 KM Community Outreach@ Vishnu ALLAMPURAM 80 KM JUVVALAPALEM DWARKA TIRUMALA Location of Vishnu Dental Satellite Clinics VALUE ADDITION @ Other 4 TO 7 th th 11 TO 14 th th JULY 2016 JULY 2016 ‘Intellectual Learning in Engineering Applications' ‘Intellectual Learning in Engineering Applications' ECE,EEE,MECH & BME Final year Hostel students of BVRITN CSE & IT Final yr Hostellers of BVRITN th 16 JULY 'Intrinsic Motivation' Training Placement Team of SVES 2016 st 21 TO rd 23 2016 th 24 TO th 26 2016 th 27 TO th 28 2016 JULY 'e-Lab' in C-programming for Teaching staff and supporting staff JULY ‘Scientific Educational Practices' Teaching Faculty from SVECW and VIT JULY 'e-Lab' in C-programming III CSE & IT students from BVRITH. th 29 TO th 30 2016 3 TO 6 rd th JULY 'e-Lab' in C-programming III CSE & IT students from AUG 2016 nd 22 TO th 24 2016 th 25 AUG TO th 27 2016 th 29 AUG TO st 31 2016 ‘Intellectual Learning in Pharmaceutical Educational Practice' BVRITH. AUG 'Ethical and Cultural diversity Faculty Activities @ VEDIC ‘Intellectual Learning in Engineering Applications' ‘Intellectual Learning in Management Applications' for Final year VIPER students 2016 passed out and un-placed students of BVRITN MBA II & Final year students of BVRITN Annual Conclave of SVES Training &Placement Team – was conducted on 17th July, 2016 . "Career Aspirations in Science & Technology" (CAST) for First year Engineering students of BVRITH was conducted on 11th -13th Aug 2016 (a one day Motivational workshop for CSE,IT,ECE and EEE students.)

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