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Most oral diseases preventable; need to educate people stressed

Most oral diseases preventable; need to educate people stressed

LAHORE: Punjab Higher Education Commission’s (PHEC) chairman Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin has said that work was in progress on the proposals of establishing allied health sciences and technology universities in the province to accommodate thousands of students who could not get admission to medical and engineering colleges.

He was addressing at the concluding ceremony of the second annual international conference of the Pakistan Association for Dental Research (PADR) here at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Sunday.

Prof Nizamuddin said that most of the oral diseases were preventable, but it was important to educate people regarding oral health.

He also urged the dentists to do research on cultural aspects of dentistry.

He said there was a paradigm shift to new research based, objectively structural and clinically oriented curriculum in dentistry because of the efforts of UHS.

He said that dentists should have a vision to develop new strategies in prevention and management of oral diseases with a major emphasis on evidence-based clinical practices.

Prof Nizamuddin also praised efforts of the Pakistan Army saying it had written everlasting stories of bravery and valour in the war of 1965.

The entire nation stood as a rock against the enemy and this proved that all of us were imbibed with the spirit of defence of the motherland, he said.

UHS Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Junaid Sarfraz Khan paid rich tribute to the 1965 heroes.

He said that Sept 6 reminded us of the unflinching resolve, determination, courage and bravery of the Pakistani nation.

Earlier, Dr Abdul Majeed from University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia; Dr Kamran Ali from Plymouth Dental Institute, UK; Dr Syed Khurram from University of Sheffield, UK; Dr Allauddin Siddiqui from University of Otago, New Zealand; and Dr Adnan Shah from University of Mannitoba, Canada, gave presentation on various scientific topics.

Published in Dawn, September 7th, 2015

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