As per the DCI requirement (Letter No.DE-230-2018/3316 dated 03-06-2018) TCC was established in the department of Oral Medicine & Radiology and was officially inaugurated on 14th June 2019. It comprises of members from Oral Medicine, Public health dentistry, Oral pathology, Pschychiatry and MSW. It functions for the benefit of the patients reporting to OMR department and the referrals from various departments of Yenepoya Dental College and Yenepoya Medical College, Zulekha Oncology Center
Activities carried out by the centre:
The centre deals with counselling of patients with tobacco associated habits, NRT, diagnosis and treatment of various potentially malignant lesions of the oral cavity and early detection of Oral cancer. Total 1487 patients underwent counselling and were benefited by the centre till May 2023.
The centre also deals with outreach activities by conducting Awareness programmes on “Ill effects of tobacco on health in general and oral cavity in specific” and “Cancer Awareness outreach programs”. More than 50 outreach programs have been conducted so far for various schools and Colleges.
Collaboration with District Tobacco Control Cell, D.K., Mangaluru to conduct educational and awareness programmes on ill effects of tobacco on health among the schools of D.K., Mangaluru.
Collaboration with IDA, Mumbai TCC specialist for the year 2019 – 2023.
Resource person at Training programme on implementation of “National Tobacco Control Programme” on 16th November 2021, Mangalore, DK conducted by DK Zilla Panchayat, Dept of District Health and Family Welfare, District Tobacco Control Cell, D.K., Mangaluru.
Resource person for “World No Tobacco Day 2021” on 31st May 2021, at Global Virtual conference 2021 on World No Tobacco Day from 25th May – 31st May 2021
Resource person for Add on course for Dental interns, Yenepoya Dental College, YU in the year 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Resource person at Anti Tobacco Awareness Programme at Shree Gokarnatheshwara PU College, Mannagudda, Mangalore – 21/07/2014
Resource person at Anti Tobacco Awareness Programme at PA College, Mangalore –2014