Published:  02:24 AM, 29 November 2017

Mercury-free dentistry for human health stressed

Mercury-free dentistry for human health stressed Former BTRC chairman Syed Marghub Murshed presenting awards to recipients. -AA

Speakers and organizers at an award giving ceremony including an open forum laid stress on the mercury-free dentistry in the country as well as in the world for the betterment of human health.The function was organized by Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) and Bangladesh Dental Society (BDS) in association with Asian Center for Environmental Health and World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry at Chattgram International Dental College and Hospital at ESDO office in Dhaka yesterday.

Chattagram Intern-ational Dental College and Hospital was awarded for practicing mercury-free dentistry in Bangladesh as a part of the vibrant global campaign to ban mercury in this field.Former Secretary Syed Marghub Murshed and Chairperson of ESDO Dr Shahriar Hossain, Dr Abul Kashem, Dr Humayun Kabir Bulbul and Prof Dr Muslim Uddin were present at the ceremony.

The award ceremony was attended by prominent dentists and academicians. In line with the mercury-free dentistry initiatives of ESDO and BDS in Bangladesh Mandy Dental College, Pioneer Dental College, and Update Dental College were awarded for practicing mercury-free dentistry earlier.

Syed Marghub Murshed said, "I appreciate the way Chattagram International Dental College has approached towards a mercury-free dentistry". Dr Shahriar Hossain informed that many countries were on the way to ban mercury.Dr Abul Kashem, President of BDS said, "From the very beginning BDS is working closely with ESDO for establishing mercury-free dentistry in Bangladesh".

Dr Humayun Kabir Bulbul hoped to phase out mercury completely from dentistry by 2018. Prof Dr Muslimuddin Sabuj said: This awarding system will create a great opportunity for our dentists to come together to reach the goal of harmless dentistry.

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