Post Dentists in PHCs: GITAM Dental College

Published: 21st February 2016 04:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2016 04:23 AM   |  A+A-


VISAKHAPATNAM: The present day dentistry is technology-based practice and always challenging, said R Rajagopal, vice-chancellor of Saveetha University. He suggested that doctors should have good communication skills to create awareness about oral health among people to achieve success in the profession.

Rajagopal was addressing the 10th Graduation Ceremony of GITAM Dental College and Hospital on GITAM University campus here Saturday. He pointed out that there were no shortcuts to attain success and urged the young graduates to attain good results through hard work and dedication. In all, 88 BDS and 33 MDS of the 2015 batch were awarded degrees during the ceremony.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, GITAM president MVVS Murthi stressed the need to popularise the oral health importance in rural areas. He said the government must take an initiative to appoint dentists in each primary health centre, particularly in rural areas. The graduates who turn as doctors must feel social responsibility and serve the community with free consultancy in their initial days of medical practice, he advised. GITAM University vice-chancellor G Subrahmanyam asked students to fulfil their duty with utmost dedication and within the limits of medical ethics. GITAM vice-president M Gangadhara Rao said that the GITAM Dental College and Hospital had produced around 750 dental doctors so far.  College principal K Gangadhara Prasad, Board of Management members Veluvolu Basava Punnaiah, BSSSN Raju, Mohana Rao, GITAM Dental College and Hospital principals Ravishankar and KV Prabhakara Rao took part in the event.

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