The one day free dental camp was organized by Kantipur Dental College Teaching Hospital Research center in association with Buddhanilkantha Taulung Childrens Club and Lions Club of Bhrikuti at AUM School, Buddhanilkantha on 5th January 2017. A team was led by senior Dental surgeon, Dr.Smita Dhakal and 6 intern doctors carried out a comprehensive dental checkup on all the students from kinder garden to Grade 10.
The main aim of the camp was to provide basic dental health education to the school children and motivate dental hygiene maintenance. This camp was carried out with the curiosity to find out the prevalence of dental diseases in primary school children with deciduous dentition and early mixed dentition. To identify the method to motivate dental health in the young generation and activate dental hygiene for the future society.
Around 350 school children from AUM school were benefited from this educative and motivating dental health camp. Out of the 350 school children that were examined, 265 of them needed treatment for dental caries. Almost all of the school children needed counseling and guidance on maintaining proper oral hygiene
It was evident that the treatment needs were high in the school children and the oral hygiene seemed to be a neglected part in the school children. The motive of the dental camp was achieved to its maximum with the efforts of all the people involved.