New Jersey: North American Telugu Association (NATA) has conducted Free Dental Camp in Plainsboro, New Jersey. This event was planned and coordinated by NATA Community Services Chair Anjan Karnati under the guidance of President-Elect Rajeshwar Reddy, Executive Vice President Dr. Raghava Reddy Ghosala, Executive Director Rami Reddy Alla, Dr. Meena Murthy and Sarath Veta as advisers.
Seven Dentists from various locations have volunteered for this event and did an excellent job of Dental Screening and giving preventive health advises and samples to about 210 patients. Thanks to all the dedicated Dentists Dr. Deepika Reddy, Dr. Pallavi Chelluru, Dr.Prasanthi Bobba, Dr.Sushmitha Jeeri. Dr. Hima Bindu Atmuri and Dr. Madhusudhan Reddy who have provided their valuable service, personal time for this camp. Special thanks to Dr. Hima Bindu Atmuri for offering cleaning and x-rays at her location at free of cost. Patients who took the advantage really appreciated NATA and all the dentists for serving the community.
This event was supported by NATA Leaders and supporters Nageshwar Mukkamalla, Ramesh Anthony, Prem Kumar, Satya Pathapati, Sreedhar Kondagunta, Board of Directors Srikanth Penumada, Shiva Meka, Mohan Kaladi, Regional Vice Presidents Sarath Mandapati, Dwarak Varanasi, NATA leaders Pratap Palagiri, Srinivas Tirumandas, Manikyam Nakka, Bala Lingala, Vamsi Bommareddy, along with all other Regional Coordinators. Treasurer Hari Velkur, Joint Secretary Srinivas Ganagoni, National Convention Adviser Pradeep Samala, BOD Anna Reddy could not make it to the event but extended their support.
Chief Guest Dr. Meena Murthy, Director of Saint Peter's Thyroid and Diabetes Center and Community Outreach Director for the Department of Medicine mentioned that South Asian Community has the highest number of Dental Problems and that is leading into Diabetes and other health related issues. She thanked NATA for taking the initiative and conducting free dental camps.
NATA President-Elect Rajeshwar Gangasani Reddy thanked Plainsboro Mayor Peter Cantu, Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Department team Leonard Celluro Jr., Director, Craig Harley, Senior Park Ranger and Dianna for their support.
Thanks to all the youth volunteers who provided the support at reception, registration and help in directing the patients for the community service. NATA has awarded the plaques as token of appreciation to all the dentists. Volunteers received certificate of appreciation from NATA. Special Thanks to Shikha Rastogi supporting and bringing volunteers and Sathya Pathapati for taking pictures for this event.