Visit of Dr Andrew Edwards, Dean-Elect, Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow

Visit of Dr Andrew Edwards to Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital

Dr Andrew Edwards was invited to visit Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital by Dr SM Balaji, a renowned Chennai-based Cranio-maxillofacial surgeon. The distinguished oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is the Dean-Elect of the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, visited the hospital with his team of surgeons. They were warmly welcomed at the hospital by Dr SM Balaji, Dr Preetha Balaji, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Dr Varsha Balaji, postgraduate MD student in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Welcoming to Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital
Introducing consultants at the hospital
Dr Andrew Edwards meets Dr Preetha Balaji
Dr Edwards introduces Dr Balaji to team member
A member of Dr Edwards team

Dr SM Balaji gives a guided tour of the dental clinic to the visitors

The visitors were first given a guided tour of the dental clinic by Dr SM Balaji. The various treatments offered at the clinic were explained to them as were the safety protocols regarding asepsis and sterilization practices at the clinic. Dr Edwards and his team were suitably impressed and said that this was on par with the standard treatment protocols prescribed by the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow.

In the dental clinic at BDCH
A tour of the dental clinic

Interaction with patients at the hospital

Dr Edwards and his team were then taken for ward rounds by Dr SM Balaji and met with some of the patients. They viewed preoperative photographs of the patients and Dr SM Balaji explained some of the challenges and the steps taken to overcome them in a third world setting.

Ward rounds at Balaji Dental
Visitors meet patients
Outside the operation theaters
Teams meets staff members
Interaction between the teams
Ward rounds at Balaji Dental

Dr Edwards expressed his appreciation at the innovative techniques evolved by Dr SM Balaji to provide results that were world class.

Viewing patient photos
Innovations being explained by Dr SM Balaji.
QA session regarding cases

Challenging cases performed at the hospital

Dr Edwards and his team then interacted with Dr SM Balaji and his team over hors d’oeuvres at the conference hall. They viewed slides/videos of surgeries performed on syndromic patients with craniofacial deformities with preoperative and postoperative photographs.

Dr Edwards expressed his appreciation of the services rendered by Dr SM Balaji for patients who would otherwise have a very poor quality of life due to their craniofacial deformities. The visiting team expressed their appreciation to Dr Balaji for having provided them with an insight into the quality of medical care being provided at the hospital.

Conference hall of Balaji Dental
Visitors view patient videos
A view of patient videos
Informal interactions at Balaji Dental
Dr SM Balaji with Dr Andrew Edwards
The surgeons share a lighter moment
Deeply engrossed in conversation

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