India’s first dentist to be awarded a $2m award for the first successful tooth whitening surgery in India, has said he has “no regrets” about the procedure.
Dr Kunal Bajaj was born with congenital tooth loss and has struggled with the condition since he was a toddler.
In 2010, he had a partial solution of toothpaste but had to use an alternative method to get the full benefit.
“I am not happy with what happened,” he told The Times Of India newspaper.
But now I have been able to do it. “
It was very difficult to do a tooth whitener, especially at such a young age.
But now I have been able to do it.
It’s an important milestone.”
Dr Bajaji is the first dentist in India to be honoured for a successful surgery for a congenital disorder.
Dr Bancha was awarded the $2,500 prize at the inaugural Gurdwara Kendra, a ceremony held at the Hindu shrine of Lord Ganesh at Gurdaspur in Gurgaon, on Wednesday.
He had to undergo four hours of surgery after he developed a bacterial infection in his right lower jaw.
“He did a surgical operation which has made me the proudest of my family,” Dr Bankar said.
“We are thankful to God and to all his saints.
The surgery was a miracle.”
India’s dental healthcare system is woefully underfunded.
The government has allocated just $3.2bn for dentistry in 2016-17.
Dr Suresh Kumar Sharma, an associate professor of dentistry at the Tata Institute of Medical Sciences, said dentists in India need to take the reins from hospitals and health workers to make sure patients get the best treatment.
“In India, dentists are often paid well, but we need to do better in terms of quality of dental care,” Dr Sharma said.
He added that India’s dentists needed to be trained in modern techniques such as computerised dentistry, in order to ensure that patients get better care.
Dr Sharma, who is the head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Gurgaons Medical College, said that India is a world leader in dental technology.
“India has one of the most sophisticated dental healthcare systems in the world,” he said.
Dr Bajjani was among the first Indian dentists to perform a successful procedure in India.
His work has been featured in publications in the US, Germany and the UK.
He is the founder of The World of Dentistry, an online service that helps Indian dentist perform the surgery for free.
Dr Singh, who works as a dentist in New Delhi, said he was honoured to receive the award from the government.
“The surgery was very painful and we had to wait for two years,” he added.
India’s National Institute of Dental Science is planning to launch a dental technology education programme next year.”
For this I am very happy,” Dr Singh said.
India’s National Institute of Dental Science is planning to launch a dental technology education programme next year.