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Health Ministry Nominates Noted Dentist Colonel Saroj Ojha For Dental Council Of India

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) has nominated noted Dentist Colonel Dr. Saroj Kumar Ojha to the Dental Council of India (DCI). In a gazette notification issued by the Government of India, it is said that 'Notification no. S.O. 1675(E) dated 28th May, 2020 nominating members to DCI under Section 3(f) of the Dentists Act, 1948. It further says that 'the nominated members shall hold office for a term of five years from the date indicated above or until their successors have been duly nominated'.

Dr Ojha has several noted distinctions in the past too where he was awarded Gold Medal in Final Professional BDS and awarded Vice Chief of Army Staff Commendation in 2008. He was commissioned in Armed Forces in 1983 and served in various Field formation like Poonch, Rajouri & Naushera , sector in Jammu and took part in Operations at the Line of Control in 1988. Dr Ojha has taken part in Military Exercises, OP Parakram & OP Rakshak in Rajasthan Border in 1991.

He has been Senior Adviser in Periodontics in Indian Armed Forces and served as Director in Army Head Quarters, New Delhi in 2006. He was also the Professor of Periodontics at Armed Forces Medical College Pune in 1998. His wide range of service expands to serving as Officiating Secretary Dental Council of India 2010-2015. Colonel Ojha was the President of Indian Dental Association West Delhi Branch in 2019.

Expressing his gratitude to the Government of India and Health Ministry he said, "I am delighted to be nominated in the Dental Council of India. This is a responsibility that I have to fulfil with utmost sincerity and commitment. My aim is to make Dentistry in India at par with World Standard.

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