The Evening Lecture for the month of February was organised on 28th February 2015 at NIQR Conference Hall, Nungambakkam. Dr. B. ArunKumar, Dental Surgeon, Aruns Dental Art, Chennai was the speaker and the topic was “Standardization of Quality In Dental Health Care – Challenges and Opportunities”. Mr. S. Rajasekaran, NIQR Chennai Brach Chairman presided over the session and Mr. C V Gowri Sankar, NIQR Chennai Branch Secretary introduced the speaker.
Dr. B. ArunKumar started with the current scenario of dental care in India and potential opportunities in the dental care field and the need for standards and methods in the field of Dental Care. Elaborating about lot of developments happening in Dental Health Care, he emphasized on the need of standardization of dental health care in terms of delivery, opportunities present and challenges faced.
He also mentioned about the Occupational Health and Safety of Dentist / Staffs due to hazards involved while handling X-ray, Mercury base compounds etc. and explained about the prevailing standards and procedures in the industry. He rounded off with good tooth keeping methods including type of paste used, avoidance of abrasives etc.
The Q&A session was lively with the audience wanting to know more about standards and procedures in Dental Health Care in India.