A dental camp and an oral cancer awareness programme for the city police personnel was organised in Madurai on Saturday.

Launching the free camp, Inspector General and Commissioner of Police Sanjay Mathur said that a majority of the police personnel gave less attention in taking due care of their health for various reasons.

Dental care may appear to be a routine in everyone’s daily life, but neglect could cause pain and even result in serious ailments such as cancer. Hence, it was decided to organise a screening for the police personnel in the city. Right care for the personnel would help in proper digestion and assure that the teeth are in good shape, he added.

Through a power point presentation on the need for dental care, Dr. J. Kanna Peruman of Nala Dental Hospital, here suggested periodic self-examination by every person.

He also recommended brushing teeth at least twice a day as it would ensure there were no loose dentures among others.

Any deficiency or ailment, if identified at an early stage, the cure could be assured in a majority of patients, he stressed.

The latest treatment procedures available at the hospital including dental implants, face and jaw correction, non-surgical face correction, laser therapy in dentistry and oral hygienic maintenance were highlighted at the inaugural function.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (law and order) R. Thirunavukarasu and other officers participated. The admission card for the police personnel were handed over on the occasion.

The camp is scheduled to be held from July 14 to August 14 and around 3,000 personnel would be benefitted, a press release said.

More In: Madurai