Dental Poster Journal

Dental Poster Journal (2013), Vol 2, No.2, March-April Issue

1. Poster

Dare to Quit….And be Fit!!

Shankargouda Patil, Roopa. S. Rao, Premalatha B. R, Anveeta Agarwal, Saileela A, Sanketh. D.S

Year:2013 | Month:March-April | Volume:2 | Number:2 | Pages No:48 | No. of Hits: 1309


Oral cancer is the sixth most oncological threat globally. Tobacco is the biggest foe’s of the public health today and the distributors being the richest business groups. Athough prevalence of tobacco use in India is constantly increasing the mode of usage varies, cigarettes ranking the top priority. The onus lies on the oral health professional to impart knowledge and motivate the public to put an end to the rampant tobacco menace. Hence, this poster reflects on array of tobacco forms used, its risks, effects and ways of cessation.



2. Poster

STEP Up the Oral Health Setup

Viral V Mehta, Rajesh G, Ashwini Rao, Ramya Shenoy, Mithun Pai BH

Year:2013 | Month:March-April | Volume:2 | Number:2 | Pages No:49 | No. of Hits: 1113


In a developing country like India where about 70% of the population resides in rural areas, access to health care facilities is truncated. Mahler in 1978 had suggested a potential technique to provide primary health care on a nationwide basis. Technically advanced countries underwent a reformation in public health so as to present health care facilities using a whole population approach. However, developing countries like India are yet to implement practical and culturally acceptable ways that will benefit the society as a whole. The multi-disciplinary approach for achieving oral health care for all encompasses a dynamic functioning of Social, Technical, Economical& Political (STEP) aspects of society in order to make it affordable, easily accessible and sustainable on a long term basis. It is about time we inculcate these aspects into our health schemes so as to awaken into a dawn with new horizons



3. Poster

Integrated Health Promotion: Unite to Prevail

Arun K Simon, Ashwini Rao, Rajesh G, Ramya Shenoy, Mithun Pai BH

Year:2013 | Month:March-April | Volume:2 | Number:2 | Pages No:50 | No. of Hits: 1194


Oral health promotion is an integral part of health promotion, as oral health is a determinant of general health. Integrated health promotion is the co-ordination and integration of dentistry and medicine and of all communications tools, avenues, and sources into a seamless program that maximizes the impact on end users at a minimal cost. It results in a health system geared for health promotion, prevention and early intervention for at risk individuals and groups, minimising the onset of disease and preventing hospital admissions. Integrated health promotion is a more effective, efficient and evidence based health promotion approach. Building interdependent systems to address issues and opportunities and sharing of resources, make an affordable pathway for achieving a common goal. Integrated approaches are the most cost- fective and realistic way to implement sound interventions for oral health. Dentistry and medicine need to harmonize for sustainable modern healthcare



4. Poster

Latex Allergy With gloves it’s not love

Shruthi Nagaraja, B V Sreenivasa Murthy

Year:2013 | Month:March-April | Volume:2 | Number:2 | Pages No:51 | No. of Hits: 1307


Latex, also known as rubber or natural latex, is derived from the milky sap of the rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis. Latex can be found in many household products and also in many medical and dental supplies including gloves, masks, and syringes.
Latex allergy is a significant clinical problem with potentially life-threatening complications. Latex allergy develops in some individuals after repeated exposure to products containing natural rubber latex. As is the cause in any allergy, a latex allergy arises when an individual’s immune system overreacts to an otherwise harmless substance (called an allergen). Even the powder used on latex gloves can contain the latex proteins that become airborne when the gloves are removed, causing upper airway allergic reactions or asthma symptoms in susceptible people.
Oral health care professionals must be able to screen for latex allergy and refer patients or staff to a specialist for definitive diagnosis. Protocol for its management must be developed and incorporated into daily practice. Practitioners must be able to recognize and treat latex exposure emergencies. Knowledge of the availability of substitute products and an adequate fresh stock of such products in dental practice can minimize the risk of adverse latex sensitivity.



5. Poster

COMMON RISK FACTORS – "Better To Shun The Bait Than To Struggle In Their Snare"

S Mallikarjun, Ashwini Rao, Rajesh G, Ramya Shenoy, Mithun Pai BH

Year:2013 | Month:March-April | Volume:2 | Number:2 | Pages No:52 | No. of Hits: 1361


The common risk factor approach addresses risk factors common to many chronic conditions within the context of the wider socio-environmental milieu. The key concept of this approach is to focus on common risks and their underlying social determinants so as to improve chronic conditions more efficiently and effectively. Oral health is now recognized as a fundamental contributor for general health and is determined by diet, hygiene, smoking, alcohol use, stress and trauma. As these causes are common to a number of other chronic diseases also, adopting a collaborative approach is more rational than one that is disease specific. Food Policy Development and Health Promoting Schools are examples which use the common risk factor approach as effective ways of promoting oral and general health. Thus, the present poster will emphasize on the role of common risk factor approach as a cost-effective intervention to attain accessible, affordable and sustainable overall & dental health.



6. Poster

Dentistry on wheels

Ramya Shenoy, Ashwini Rao, G Rajesh, Mithun Pai

Year:2013 | Month:March-April | Volume:2 | Number:2 | Pages No:53 | No. of Hits: 35409


In India about 30% of the population live in urban areas and the rest 70% in the rural areas whereas 70% of the dentists practice in urban areas and we also seldom find dental offices in rural areas except for the few government establishments, which lack the required infrastructure. Added to this lack of unawareness about dental diseases in rural population makes fully equipped mobile dental clinics to provide effective dental care to the door steps of the underprivileged, rural population is the need of the hour. However, the implementation and management of these programs can be challenging. The advantages being moderate start up charges, decreased missed appointments, services at multiple site and services to needy population. But the disadvantages will be high maintenance cost, difficult to store patient record, provide limited services, follow-up difficult and requires permission for site to keep and operate. Most importantly, this may reduce the major disparities in oral health status and inequities in access to oral health care, while providing the highest caliber of dentistry for patients in a highly efficient manner.