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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 ( 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

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23 June, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Nobel Biocare imparts knowledge through finest dental programs

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When the leaders in consultative solution selling, work in close association with your clinician, the outcome will be the result of deep seeded dental knowledge and an understanding of your smile. No more have the dental clinics in India remained plainly the consumer banks for just tooth caps and bridges. The education of the dental world in the innovative modern methods of restorative dentistry gives you the benefit of aesthetically accurate dental solutions.

In India, Nobel Biocare forged ahead in the area of professional education with over 300 dentists trained through their benchmark NobelFellow program that has seen a successful run spanning three years and over 50 batches. Globally, with 40 years of scientific research experience up their sleeves, Nobel Biocare collaborates its presence with 60 universities and over 600 scientists in 28 countries. They vest their expertise in their own clinical research and development organizations in seven countries – Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, US, Japan, and China.

While the company does involve itself with formal education programs for graduates and under-graduates at universities across the world, in India it also helps in training modules on implants in dental schools and in-house training of already practicing dentists and super specialists to use refined techniques to practice precise implants. They have a dedicated and trained sales team that offers support and coverage to dental professionals across the length and breadth of our vast nation. Their team of in-house dentists, training coordinators, customer support, marketing and logistics professionals are all trained to provide your trusted dentist with excellent support. Then whether your need is a general one or one that requires specialized attention, NobelFellow trained dental professionals will keep you smiling.

Their efforts at taking professional education and support to the next level is enabled by their offering of WebEx training and support to their mentors, clinicians and laboratory partners wherein they can achieve excellence in the latest happenings in a virtually real environment. With support materials like the demonstration of live surgeries through clinically documented training concepts, hands on exercises and dedicated Mentor direction, their partner clinicians have the added advantage of high end permanent solution even with a routine conventional dental job.

NobelFellow is a 12-day comprehensive interactive course presented over six months in four different modules of three days each. It provides step-by-step coaching for dentists on the application and integration of Nobel Biocare C&B&I (crown, bridge & implants) solutions in a dental practice. Each module contains lectures, hands-on sessions and live surgeries. Their hands-on courses are designed to make their products and procedures easy-to-use and understand. The company also offers on-site training in several languages and online education program to create awareness.

Nobel Biocare has done the maximum and the finest of training and education programs for implant education in India. The newly launched Total Implant Proficiency (TIP) program is designed to meet the dearth of expert implantologists across the country by providing a comprehensive course, conducted by some of the best faculties internationally. The main objective of introducing TIP is to train dental professionals on latest and innovative techniques of implantology like NobelGuide on actual patients and provide certification from ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists).

The enamel of an adult’s permanent teeth once lost is irrecoverable. However if the dentist has the right knowledge of the best dentistry practices, the visible difference will be as though the teeth grew back permanently.

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