Pudukkottai: A Pudukkottai-based dentist Dr Rajesh Kannan has created a new record in India books of records, Asia book of records and also hopes to enter the Guinness book of records in collecting the largest number of 64,800 extracted human teeth, beating two previous records recently.
According to Dr Rajesh Kannan, the previous record in this category of having collected 11,500 teeth by an Indian dentist Dr Jibreel of Madurai Meenakshi Mission Hospital, had made it to both India book of records and Asian book of records in 2011. A Dubai-based dentist couple had created another world record by collecting 25,000 teeth in the year 2016. But this one exceeds both those records.
He said he had collected these teeth over 15 years of his clinical practice as well as organised more than 120 dental camps and also with the help of his fellow dentists who have been collecting teeth for the last ten years for achieving his record.
The object of his record was to create awareness among the general public about oral hygiene and the importance of teeth for their overall health, Dr Rajesh Kannan told DC.
He said he got the spot approval and certificate from Asia book of records judge Dr Harisha for both Asia book of Records and India book of records.
He has also applied to Guinness book of world records with all documentary evidence and will get his certificate from them shortly, he added.
Dr Rajesh said on February 2 this year he also created the World's largest tooth model measuring 35-ft and broke the previous record set by Sensodyne, New Zealand, which created 32-ft tooth model. A juries' panel from Guinness book of world records, London, came to Pudukkottai and after their spot verification, they handed over the certificate for that feat to him, he added....