here’s probably nothing more beautiful than a smile. We can connect with everyone with just a simple
smile. It’s an emotion, a way of expressing, a symbol of hope, and a sign of happiness. There’s this small
thing with such a large impact to be thankful for and then there’s one person who works on what’s
behind it, a dentist.
Not everyone can stay for hours and work on our teeth, not everyone can work endlessly without complaining, not everyone will go out of his comfort zone to relieve you of some pain, a dentist could do it and today we will talk about one of those dentists, Dr. Abid Majid.
Abid Majid hails from Hyderpora, Srinagar, has done BDS from JSS Karnataka and MDS in Periodontology and Implantology from Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR.
Currently, he’s working as a Dental Surgeon at Health Department, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, and at Safe N Sound Dentocare in Srinagar.
The way it started, Dr. Abid initially wanted to be a Pilot, but due to some health conditions, he had to
opt for something else. He recalls, “Luckily, i was a versatile person so my next option was to be a
medico. I got a little bit of research done and found dentistry to my interest. So I opted for it as I love to
Dr. Abid mentioned a lot of things that he wants to change and bring into the oral health scene. Those
changes include, Imparting proper Dental Education to patients before the start of treatment, and trying to convey the truth behind most of the Dental misconceptions.
Dr. Abid also shared an incident that he vividly remembers, “I was coming back
from the hospital, from a far place named Khan Sahib, Budgam as I was posted there. There was a
complete shutdown in the valley with no transportation available. A lady patient had visited some local
dental technician at Khan Sahib for tooth extraction. He had fractured her bone and she was suffering
from excruciating pain, lying on the roadside at Khan Sahib with nowhere to go. While I was traveling
back from the hospital some informed her about me. They stopped my car and pleaded for treatment.
After taking permission from Block Medical Officer I took her to Sub District Hospital Khan Sahib and
fixed her fracture. It took a lot of time as the procedure was complicated and resources to treat her
were limited. But thanks to Allah I did it and succeeded in treating her,” he said.
Dr. Abid also spoke about the advancements extensively. Since everything in the world is gaining
positive momentum in terms of techniques and technologies, Dr. Abid emphasizes, Future
advancements and techniques are a boon for coming generations. To name a few, we have Lazer guided
Dental Procedures, Nanotechnology, Regenerative dentistry with stress on stem cell regeneration,
Implants, Microscopic aided surgeries, Prickless injections among others.
“As the techniques and technologies advance, a process of evolving also starts to kick in. It depends upon
a lot of things and it’s a process that takes years,” Abid said. Adding that, dentistry has evolved a marathon. As
a matter of fact it has completely advanced subject to condition if it’s being practiced.