Priyadharsini NatarajAssociate Professor at SRM Dental College, India
Title: Fluorosis endemicity - Aesthetic and functional concerns
Fluorosis is an endemic problem affecting different parts of the country. The endemic fluorosis is observed in many parts of the world where there is excessive amount of fluoride in the drinking water (3-5mg/l). The highest rates of endemicity have been reported in India from Andhra Pradhesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. It mainly affects children who are in the age group of 0 to 12 years. Hence we conducted this study among 1505 school children of age 3-15 years to find the existence and severity of dental fluorosis in Dindigul district, one of the endemic areas of fluorosis and subsequently to find the histological signs of dental fluorosis we collected extracted teeth from various dentists across the district and studied them under light microscope and confocal microscope.
Dr Priyadharsini Nataraj has completed her Post Graduation in oral and maxillofacial pathology in the year 2011 and is serving as Associate professor in SRM Dental College, Chennai. She is into academics for around 12 years and has several research papers published to her credit. She is also reviewer in several renowned journals. Her areas of interest are premalignancy and malignancy involving oral cavity.