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South Asian population is now the largest visible minority group in Canada and have immensely contributed to growth and development of Canadian economy.  While we are proud of our community members and their contributions, it’s unfortunate that many our community members suffer from oral cancer (South Asian men is at 33% higher risk and women at 66% higher risk than the general population of BC).  Even when diagnosed, majority of these cases were diagnosed at a late stage and South Asians have poorest survival compared to the Chinese and BC general population.  There is a tremendous need to address this important issue which is a part of the vision of BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program. ICDA has aligned itself with this initiative and organized a oral cancer screening camp in September 2016 at White Rock.  This was a huge success as more than 200 people were screened on that day. More importantly, there were 15 patients who were diagnosed with some suspicious Oral Mucosal lesions. Patients with high risk oral lesions who were followed up and underwent a free biopsy.  A patient was diagnosed with severe dysplasia/carcinoma in situ and was fast tracked to undergo surgery which resulted in saving his life.

OUR MISSION

The Indo-Canadian Dental Association aims to provide a platform where dental professionals of Indian heritage can come together to connect, socialize, and serve greater purpose. We are here to promote health care in our community and serve the community at large by raising funds to conquer oral cancer. We strive to keep the richness of our culture alive to pass on to the next generation.

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    Indo-Canadian Inaugural Gala

    March 11 2017

    The Indo-Canadian Dental Association hosted its Inaugural Gala on March 11th, 2017 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver, BC. This Inaugural Gala celebrated the inception of this non-profit organization, honoured its founding membership along with notable dignitaries in attendance and raised a significant amount of charitable funds for this event's beneficiaries.

     

    The Indo-Canadian Dental Association’s Mission is to “Promote oral health care in our communities and serve the the community at large by raising funds to conquer oral cancer." This is done through a platform where dental professionals of Indian heritage can come together to connect, socialize and serve greater purposes all while keeping the richness of our culture alive to pass on to the next generation.

     

    In 2016, the members of Indo-Canadian Dental Association successfully hosted a free oral cancer screening event for the community of Surrey in an effort to detect early stages of cancer and educate the community in cancer prevention. More than 300 patients from local communities signed up and received a free oral cancer screening session in this event.

     

    In the past the Indo-Canadian Dental Association has raised funds to support oral health initiatives in our communities in many other avenues.

     

    The Gala was very well attended with over 100 dentists along with their loved ones and notable community leaders. Close to 400 guests were in attendance.

     

    The Indo-Canadian Dental Association welcomed Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National Defence to attend the Inaugural Gala. His speech intrigued all guests in attendance.

     

    The Indo-Canadian Dental Association welcomed Dr. Anil Kohli the former president of the Dental Council of India. Dr. Anil Kohli has been the recipient of the Padma Bhushan Award in India which is given in the highest honour. Dr. Anil Kohli attended this event as the chief guest of honour.

     

    The Indo-Canadian Dental Association also welcomed the Consulate General of India, Rajiv K. Chander. During his attendance as a guest of honour he inspired the initiative of our dentists of Indian origin.

     

    Board of Directors,

    Dr Harry Dhanju, Dr Ruby Bhullar, Dr Jatinder Riar, Dr Ajay Potluri

    Indo-Canadian Dental Association 7126 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC, V3W 5A3 Tel: 604-591-8999

2017 INAUGURAL GALA

MARCH 11 2017

 

The Indo-Canadian Dental Association hosted its Inaugural Gala on March 11th, 2017 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver, BC. This Inaugural Gala celebrated the inception of this non-profit organization, honoured its founding membership along with notable dignitaries in attendance and raised a significant amount of charitable funds for this event's beneficiaries.

 

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