Oral Health Promotion, Awareness and Building Capacity through National Level Training for Tobacco Cessation


Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS), Delhi, conducted a comprehensive World Oral Health Day-2024 campaign aimed at raising awareness and promoting oral health across Delhi and surrounding areas. The Institute has strived to emerge as an institute of regional and global excellence in the field of dental education, patient care and research. The Mission has always been maintaining leadership role in consistently providing accessible, affordable and comprehensive oral health care services to all with focus on underprivileged.

The Department of Public Health Dentistry has been in the forefront of all community outreach, oral health promotion, preventive dental and health education programs with its team based approaches. National Resource Centre for Oral Health and Tobacco Cessation (NRC-OH-TC) at  Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences conducted two days “National Level Training and Capacity Building of Dental Professionals in Tobacco Cessation” on 22nd and 23rd February 2024. The chief Guest Dr. L.Swasticharan and Guest of Honour Prof. (Dr.) Mahesh Verma inaugurated the event with very senior dignitaries and faculty gracing the occasion.

With more than 35 Dental College and State representatives joining the workshop for two days and trained by pioneers in the field Dr. Prabhat Chand, NIMHANS Benguluru and Dr. Sonali Jhanjee, Senior Psychiatrist, AIIMS, New Delhi along Ms. Shinon, Clinical Psychologist, St. Stephen's Hospital and Mr. Praveen Sinha, NPO, WHO India Office and Prof. Dr. Vikrant Mohanty, MAIDS. The event was grand success and all partners agreed to join us further in future training programs. The campaign received widespread coverage across social and news media platforms, amplifying its reach and impact, and contributing to the promotion of oral health awareness on a broader scale.

Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India remains one of the frontrunners of Dental Education, Patient Care, Dental research, Oral health promotion and Oral health policy implementation.

Name of association/organization
Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences
Name of activity(ies)
Community Dental Outreach, School Based and Capacity Building Programs
Type of activity(ies)
Dental check-ups
Media event
School visit
Social media campaign

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Number of activity(ies)
Number of participants (in activities)
Activity date(s)
01-02-2024 to 10-04-2024
Press coverage details
Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences' World Oral Health Day Activities Garner Widespread Press Coverage
Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS) once again showcased its commitment to oral health awareness through a series of impactful initiatives on World Oral Health Day. The institute's endeavors received extensive coverage across diverse media platforms, highlighting the significance of oral health and MAIDS' proactive role in promoting it. A comprehensive overview of the press coverage across print, digital, and other media sources of World Oral health Day:
National Dailies: Leading national newspapers such as The Times of India, and leading Hindi News Dailies featured articles detailing MAIDS' World Oral Health Day events. These articles emphasized the importance of maintaining oral hygiene and preventive measures against dental diseases, underscoring MAIDS' efforts in spreading awareness and amplifying the message of oral health awareness within the local community.
1. MAIDS Official Website: MAIDS' official website served as a central hub for information on World Oral Health Day activities. Press releases, event highlights, and photo galleries were shared on the website, engaging a wide online audience and encouraging participation in awareness campaigns.
2. Social Media Platforms: MAIDS leveraged social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to disseminate real-time updates and interactive content related to World Oral Health Day. The use of hashtags like #WOHD and #OralHealthAwareness facilitated broader reach and engagement among digital audiences.
3. Online News Portals: Prominent online news portals like Drug Today and Dynamite News covered MAIDS' initiatives extensively, reaching audiences beyond geographical boundaries and fostering global awareness about oral health.
1. Radio Interviews: MAIDS faculty and experts participated in radio interviews on popular FM channels, discussing the significance of oral health maintenance and debunking common myths associated with dental care. These interviews contributed to wider public engagement and understanding of oral health issues.
2. Television Features: Regional television channels such as DD National aired special features highlighting MAIDS' World Oral Health Day events. These features included interviews with dental professionals, demonstrations of oral hygiene practices, and testimonials from beneficiaries, enriching viewers' knowledge and encouraging positive oral health behaviors.

Overall, the press coverage of Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences' World Oral Health Day activities underscored the institute's proactive approach towards promoting oral health awareness. Through extensive media outreach, MAIDS successfully conveyed the message of preventive dental care to diverse audiences, contributing to a healthier society one smile at a time.




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