Chennai: With the view to keep commuters hooked to metro transport, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has kept a free dental check-up camp. Those travelling via Chennai Metro train can avail this free check-up on Saturday.
CMRL in partnership with Dr Smilez Dental Centre will be conducting oral health awareness camps on August 25. These camps will be held at 10 selected metro stations in the city.
The stations earmarked for free dental check-up camps are – Alandur, AG-DMS, Saidapet, Thirumangalam, Ashok Nagar, Vadapalani, Ekkattuthangal, Nehru Park, Shenoy Nagar and Central Park.
The camp is open for metro commuters as well as general public. A team of dentists will be present at the camp.
Following checks will be done during the camp:
- Bleeding of gums
- Oral soft tissues
- Tooth decay
- Bad breathe
- Smile evaluation
- Brushing techniques
- Diet counselling
There will other check-ups too and people will be able to ask questions to doctors. There will be live demonstrations too during the free camps.
Besides this, CMRL had conducted an Oral Hygiene screening and awareness camp at CMRL Admin Building and at Metro Trains. This was done on the occasion of Oral Hygiene Day on Aug 1. The camp was conducted in association with Meenakshi Ammal Dental College.
Oral Hygiene Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of the doyen of Indian society of Periodontics and the founder of the Indian society of Periodontology, Dr. GB Shankwalkar.
In the one day camp, over 250 employees and staff and contract workers were benefitted. A team of 25 doctors headed by Dr. Jaideep Mahendra, Director of PG Studies, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Maduravoyal, Chennai conducted the screening and awareness camp.
A team of doctors also travelled on the Metro Trains to educate passengers about the importance of Oral hygiene. Free samples were distributed for all staffs attending the screening camp and for commuters on the train.