PR No.104
Over 90% oral diseases can be handled by taking preventive measures: President
Islamabad: September 10, 2021

President Dr Arif Alvi has emphasized the need to focus on the prevention of dental and oral diseases by providing timely advice and preventive healthcare facilities. He said that people need to be educated about oral hygiene, adding that more than 90% of oral diseases can be effectively handled by taking early preventive measures. The President expressed these views, during a briefing on Dental Welfare Complex and Mobile Dental Clinic, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. Chairman Pakistan Dental Association Welfare Complex (PDAWC), Gujranwala, Dr Hassan Bashir Basra, Vice President Operations, Clear Path Orthodontics, Mr Amir Khalid, Lady Vice President of Pakistan Dental Association (PDA), Gujranwala, Dr Ayesha Imran, Vice President PDA, Gujranwala, Dr Rizwan Asghar and other members of PDA Gujranwala attended the meeting. Chairman PDAWC, Gujranwala, Dr Hassan Bashir Basra, briefed the meeting about the Dental Welfare Complex (DWC) and Mobile Dental Clinic (MDC) established in Gujranwala. It was informed that the MDCs would be equipped with the latest medical equipment and would provide cost effective dental and oral health services to the poor and the underprivileged sections of society. It was apprised that mobile dental units would also help in addressing dental problems and providing preventive treatment to the patients living in remote areas of the country. The President appreciated PDA, Gujranwala for their philanthropic spirit and highlighted the need for the local manufacturing of dentistry related equipment in Pakistan so as to provide cost-effective solutions to the people. Earlier, the President also inaugurated the Dental Welfare Complex (DWC) and Mobile Dental Clinic (MDC) which would provide treatment to the deserving patients in Gujranwala.