Press Release



Rotary Club of Cochin Midtown and Dentofacial Esthetic Centre (DEC) - Saraf Hospital, has inaugurated a project to help young girls of marriageable age with jaw deformities to undergo free corrective surgery.  DEC will be conducting screening camps of patients on all Saturdays to detect suitable beneficiaries from 9.30AM to 1PM to select patients who are eligible to receive the financial assistance. All patients who wish to register for the screening camp are requested to contact the co-ordinator at Saraf Hospital, Dr. Deepa Rupesh - 9446610206. For more info, please contact Dr. Prasanth Panicker, Co-ordinator, DEC - 9495915816 / Rtn. Kumar, President, Rotary Club of Cochin Midtown - 9961035555.

Faces are the most visible portions of human identities. They’re how we think of ourselves, how others recognize us. Facial harmony and beauty play a very vital role in the emotional well being of mankind. Facial appearance plays a vital role in human social relationships and affects the level of self-confidence and enthusiasm in individuals. However, not all people are blessed with a beautiful face or a smile and these unfortunate people find their appearance a barrier in communicating whole-heartedly. There are thousands of people afflicted by dental and facial deformities in our own state, most of them belonging to the economically backward classes, who are unable to get proper treatment done, due to their financial constraints. Though the possibility of altering one’s face and thus one’s identity so radically – a science fiction plot device made real – may seem an impossible proposition beyond the wildest of imagination, with the advancements made in medical and dental sciences, it has become a reality today.  

The DEC is aimed at attending to the deformity/disfigurement problems of the face and teeth. The center will be addressing all problems affecting the appearance of the face in general - ranging from defective teeth, mis-aligned teeth, small moles and pigmentations on the face to complex dental and facial deformities and defects. We have also made provisions to treat the poor and needy sections of the population who cannot afford the required treatment procedures, which very often include complex facial surgical procedures. The Center has been registered as a charitable
 trust. We have already conducted a program “Beautiful Face”, a charitable project. Now, in association with Rotary Club of Cochin Midtown, DEC has launched the Gifting Smiles Project to offer financial assistance to the needy who are unable to afford the high treatment costs for dentofacial deformities.


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Dr Prasanth Pillai,
May 27, 2010, 1:25 AM
Dr Prasanth Pillai,
May 27, 2010, 6:34 AM