IDA enters the Guinness Book of World Records
Coimbatore: The local chapter of Indian Dental Association on Tuesday said it entered the Guinness Books of World Records for screening the most number of patients, as many as 19,904, in 24 hours.
The screening, titled `Teeth-2010,` created a new record by breaking the previous one of screening 3,377 by 150 doctors in 2009 at Mumbai, Dr P Surendran, President, IDA, Coimbatore, told reporters here today.
In the 24 hours, 19,904 patients were screened, which included 13,622 students from government schools, 2,877 from other schools, 513 college students, 56 differently-abled people and 2,836 others, he said.
The Guinness Record certificate said "the most people involved in a dental health check was 19,904 in an event organised by the Indian Dental Association Coimbatore chapter (India) at the marriage hall M/s Rajasthani Sangh, R S Puram, Coimbatore, India, from October 7-8, 2010."
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