Indian Dental Association & White Zone Dental Clinic Felicitate Acid Attack Survivors to Celebrate International Women’s Day

To commemorate International Women’s Day, Indian Dental Association (Kolkata City), Brave Soul Foundation in association with Rotary Club of Kolkata Hiland Park 3291 and White Zone Dental Clinic on 7th March organised a unique afternoon session aimed at restoring smiles for Acid Attack Survivors through Sustainable Dental Care Solutions in gracious presence of noted Film & Television actress Ms Priyanka Sarkar; well-known folk singer Ms Poushali Banerjee; Mrs Manoshi Roychowdhury, Co-Chairperson of Techno India Group, Dr Biswajit Panda & Dr Krishnakali Chatterjee & other dignitaries.

Dental care for acid attack victims involves a multidisciplinary approach. It begins with immediate medical treatment, followed by dental concerns. Procedures may include reconstructive surgery, orthodontic treatment, prosthetic rehabilitation, Cosmetic rehabilitation. Regular check-ups, oral hygiene, and psychological support are crucial for overall well-being. Consultation with a specialized team of healthcare professionals is essential for individual care as per the requirement in of the survivors. Fighters of Brave Soul Foundation Kolkata chapter Smt Kakoli Das, Smt Shammi, Smt Angura Bibi, Smt Monica Mondal, Smt Poli Debnath shared the journey of their survival while felicitated by White Zone Dental Clinic, a premium chain of dental clinics having branches at Tollygunge, Ajoy Nagar and Rabindra Sarobar with all modern dental facilities like in house CBCT, OPG, scanner, LASER, Conscious sedation.

While addressing the media Dr Biswajit Panda said ‘as dental professionals, we are aware of the profound impact that acid attacks can have on oral health. Acid attacks often lead to severe dental erosion, compromising not only the physical well-being but also the emotional and psychological aspects of survivors.’

‘By standing together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of acid attack survivors, offering them a path to recovery, both physically and emotionally. Together, let us embark on this journey to restore smiles, rebuild lives, and contribute to a future where every individual, regardless of their past challenges, can face the world with a radiant and confident smile’ added Dr Krishnakali Chatterjee.

The commitment transcends mere clinical procedures; it’s about empowering individuals with the confidence to smile once more, to face the world with resilience and courage. It’s firmly believed that to eradicate the devastating effects of acid attacks is by providing comprehensive dental care tailored to the unique challenges endured by survivors. The profound joy of someone rediscovering the ability to smile—a smile that signifies not only dental health but also inner strength and newfound confidence. Acid attack survivors often grapple with intricate dental issues, including deranged bite, malocclusion, and injuries to the jaws that may necessitate maxillectomy or mandibulectomy. The psychological toll is equally extensive, manifesting as dental anxiety. Moreover, in the aftermath of such traumatic incidents, victims may experience physical deformations, with oral manifestations ranging from a shrunken and narrow mouth to a loss of its full range of motion. These challenges significantly impact essential functions like eating and speaking.
These initiative plays a crucial role in addressing these complexities, restoring not just smiles but also the fundamental aspects of daily life for survivors.