Indore : People usually visits dentist when they have severe pain in teeth and gums, but if they include preventive dental care measures in their routine health check-up then many major problems could be kept at bay, experts said during the informal inauguration of 35th MP State General Dental Conference on Friday.

Chief guest of the programme, national secretary of Indian Dental Association (IDA) Dr Ashok Dhobale said, “It is sad that only five per cent of people undertake routine dental check-up out of ninety per cent youths suffering from gum related diseases.”

Addressing the conference, Dhobale raised his concern over the lack of dental care in rural areas. He said that over 30,000 dentists enter the industry every year with the motto of providing their services in urban areas and create awareness about dental care.

The three-day conference began on the theme ‘Embracing Advancement Making Connection’ which marked the presence of over 1000 delegates from various states including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chattisgarh.

A trade fair was also organised to showcase advance technologies, machines, and medicines used for dental treatment.

Dr Hitesh Vajpayee emphasised on promoting the dental tourism programme and urged IDA to design a proposal for promoting dental tourism, and also promised them to provide with necessary government support.

“We have more number of dental surgeons and better resources compared to other countries. If planned well, we can work on a lot of things in dental tourism,” he said.

Vajpayee also spoke on his efforts to make medical equipments sold tax free in trade fairs.

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