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India’s first Edentulous Support Society Launched in Pune

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City Doctor Dr. Vijay Tamhane avows to bring better quality life to 62 million toothless Indians

The Edentulous Support Society (ESS), India’s first and only support group for edentulous people, today launched its support services for the edentulous patients in Pune. The support group will conduct seminars and workshops to educate patients afflicted with edentulism on their condition, and the means available to them to recover from their condition to a great extent.

The first of these seminars is being held at Ramkrishna More Sabhagruha Pimpri-Chinchwad on Saturday, 4th July, 09. The support group also has Edentulous Support Society Website (www.essindia.org) and Helpline (02030785050) to help guide the patients for support and guidance, and to identify best dental solutions associated with reduction in psychological distress and dentally disabling symptoms.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Vijay Tamhane, Founder Director, Edentulous Support Society, said, “Edentulism is the condition of being toothless as a result of tooth loss due to various reasons .Over 19% of the population in India today is edentulous, and these people regularly face the adverse repercussions of a little known, yet extremely detrimental medical condition. The Edentulous Support Society, through the launch of this support group, aims to educate and thereby enable patients afflicted with edentulism to realize that this is a serious medical disability, and give them choices of ways in which they can overcome their condition.”

He further added “Edentulous people today are surviving in the face of extensive disability. These people who cannot chew properly survive with worse health than others, as due to their inability to eat normally; their lives are interspersed with long stretches of hunger punctuated by a rare full meal. Therefore it becomes more imperative and necessary to aid and care for these adults who are edentulous. This support group aims to reach out to more than 1 lakh edentulous people by 2010 by opening counselling centres, appointing dentist affiliated with ESS. This is an initiative which is taken to bring succour to millions of people who are suffering from edentulism”.

Edentulous Support Society is supported by group of eminent dentists & prominent people from society who are dedicating their personal energy, time and money in the exercise.
Edentulous Support Society (ESS) has been the first support group with a vision to alleviate edentulism and enable a community with the choices of a better living. The support group is extremely committed and focused to improve quality of life for edentulous people by reaching them through awareness & guidance on prevention and treatment of edentulism. Edentulous Support Society will equip affected community with better knowledge and hence prepare them for choosing better options for dental treatments

For more details on edentulism and ESS kindly visit website: www.essindia.org

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23 June, 2009 at 10:13 pm