19 Jul 2019



Dentistry is all about the tooth. Ground sections of a tooth can help in identifying the basic anatomic structures of the tooth under the microscope. This simple process can be undertaken at undergraduate level to improve the knowledge of the students regarding the basic anatomical structures comprising the tooth. On 2nd August 2018, a workshop was organized by the department of Oral Biology on preparation of ground sections of teeth. Dr. Syed Jaffar Abbas Zaidi, Assistant Professor in the department of Oral Biology, DUHS was invited to give a lecture and hands on demonstration for this purpose.

The workshop started with recitation of Quran followed by a detailed lecture on different types of tooth sectioning, their uses and steps that are involved in the process. Later the 1st year students were divided into three groups. Hands on demonstration on tooth sectioning was given and a histological slide was prepared and visualized under microscope.

Dr. Asadullah Khan, Dean Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Wahab Buksh Kadri, Principal Dental Section, Dr. Kulsoom Fatima Rizvi, Vice Principal Dental Section presented certificate of appreciation and a shield to the guest speaker. The event was one of its kind and was highly appreciated by the faculty and the students.

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