STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: World Orthodontic Health Day was celebrated in the Department of Orthodontics, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College here on Wednesday. Pertinent to mention here that Orthodontic Associations celebrate the day across the world on May 15. The Orthodontic Department, in association with Indian Orthodontic Society, organised an essay writing competition on the theme ‘Braces for Health or Braces for Beauty’. In addition, a unique painting and model-making competition (incorporating orthodontic wire and their skilled bending) was also organised in the Department. Sara Sania, Haider, Himali, Nipunika, Ruby, Masrat, Tasleema, Rashfiy, Razya, Shazya, Muazzam and Sanju were declared winners the competitions and were rewarded. Dr Sneh Kalgotra, Lecturer Orthodontics extended full support for organising the event. Dr Akshay Gupta, HoD appreciated the students for participating in the event. He said that the day is celebrated across the globe to spread awareness about importance of straight teeth for overall health of an individual besides promoting Orthodontics to resolve the problem. Two best essays selected by the Department will be forwarded to the IOS Secretariat for further participation in national level competition, Gupta added. Dr Ritesh and Dr Sashi were also present on the occasion.
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