VC Of Utkal Varsity In Bhubaneswar Calls For More Women To Take Up Dental Profession

Bhubaneswar: More women have been entering the field of dentistry in recent years but most practitioners of dental science continued to be men, Prof Sabita Acharya, vice-chancellor of Utkal University said, here on Saturday.

Speaking at the 7th annual conference of the Women’s Dental Council, a wing of the Odisha unit of Indian Dental Association, Prof Acharya said every woman is an entrepreneur as she shoulders many responsibilities at the same time. It is time more women come forward to take up dental science as a profession, she added.

Prof Acharya was felicitated on the occasion by Prof Neeta Mohanty, Dean of the Institute of Dental Sciences (IDS), faculty of dental science of SOA. Dr Sujata Das, a dental surgeon practising for 24 years, was honoured on the occasion for her long service to the people.

Dr Gatha Mohanty, Associate Professor of IDS and Chairperson of the Council; Dr Jagyaseni Biswal, Convenor and Dr Sudeshna Harichandan, Co-Convenor addressed the gathering. Dr Chandrasekhar Basak, president of IDA, Odisha and its secretary Dr Sangram Patra also spoke.

Among others, Prof Sumita Mishra, Prof Mirna Gadnayak, Prof Swagatika Panda, Prof Lora Mishra of IDS and Dr Ipsita Mohanty, Dr Smita Priyadarshini, both associate professors; Dr Alakananda Sahu and Dr Debasruti Nayak, both assistant professors and Nikita Sahu and Utkalika Das, both tutors were present.

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