Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 8

Acharya Sushruta - The Patron Saint of Dentistry

K Chandrasekharan Nair1*, MV Anil Kumar2 and Pradeep Dathan3

1Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2Superintendent and Professor, Women and Child Care Hospital, Govt Ayurveda, College, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
3Professor and Head of the Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental, College, Akathumuri, Thiruvavananthapuram, Kerala, India

*Corresponding Author: K Chandrasekharan Nair, Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Received: June 27, 2022; Published: July 22, 2022


India has a rich legacy of surgical treatment and Sushruta Samhita stands testimony to that fact. It is a comprehensive treatise which deals with a multitude of topics ranging from education of health professionals to ethical behavior of clinicians, human anatomy, pathological basis of diseases and elaborate treatment processes. Oral and facial diseases, their treatment and descriptions of surgical instruments have astonishing comparisons to modern scientific literature. Sushruta Samhita has six sections containing 184 chapters, descriptions of 1120 diseases, 121 surgical instruments and 700 drugs.


Key words: Acharya Sashruta; Sushruta Samhita; Rhinopasty; Father of Surgery; Patron Saint of Dentistry


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Citation: K Chandrasekharan Nair., et al. “Acharya Sushruta - The Patron Saint of Dentistry". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.8 (2022): 71-78.


Copyright: © 2022 K Chandrasekharan Nair., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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