A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, constituent college of Nitte DU is a pioneer in executing ‘Danta Bhagya Yojane’ of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, Government of Karnataka, in association with National Health Mission and National Oral Health Programme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Government of India.
Recognition from Govt. of Karnataka
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Geriatric fully edentulous patients face a big challenge as treatment facilities are not available in rural areas. Moreover, it also requires multiple visits by the patients to the dental clinic. In order to facilitate this, single day denture fit in camps are organised wherein the Specialists in the field of Prosthodontics visit these patients at their village and treat them by providing complete denture prosthesis, in a single day free of cost.
A team of Faculty, Post Graduate students, Interns, Under Graduate students, Dental Technicians and Electricians from the Department of Prosthodontics, comprising of 60 to 80 members, carry with them all the required materials & equipments and successfully conduct denture camps in rural areas, in association with the local organisations. The treatment would start in the morning by 9 a.m following all the standard protocols. Fit and insertion of complete denture Prosthesis would be done by 6 p.m.
All the treated cases will be recalled for review after 48 hours. Patients will be examined by a group of Faculty and Post Graduate students. The complete dentures are examined for retention, stability, aesthetics, signs of pain, inflammation and any other complaint by the patients. All the initial problems of the patients are addressed.
The biggest challenge is completion of treatment in a single day which requires meticulous planning and capability to render & deliver complete denture prosthesis involving multiple steps, which otherwise requires at least five appointments for completion.
A project for total community development of Nitte, Mukka & Sasihithlu villages by bringing the economically and socially marginalized, to the mainstream of the society, has been embarked upon by NITTE. Various schemes pertaining to health, education, housing and self-employment have been implemented to ensure a better quality of life for the people of the community around. Aptly this project is christened as Nerekere Kshema meaning well-being of neighbourhood.