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 Field Visit to Narikuravar colony

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology had organized a Field Visit to Narikuravar colony, Lawspet on 04.01.2023. Around 11 students and 2 faculty members have participated. Dr. Kishore, Field worker for ICMR project gave a glimpse of various harmful habits and potentially malignant disorders of oral cavity. Dr.Vezhavendhan, Professor and Dr. Sivaramakrishnan, Reader had accompanied students in groups and facilitated door-to-door visits at Narikuravar colony, Lawspet. Around 14 families were visited, almost all of them had a habit of chewing tobacco or using dry snuff, few among them had potentially malignant disorders. Cytological smear preparation was also done by the postgraduate students in that camp.Students have educated the Narikuravar population with posters on harmful habits and proper oral hygiene instructions given. This visit inculcated interest in the mindset of students about various potentially malignant disorders and thinking at the level of community well-being.