Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

Rabin Chacko, MDS, FDS, RCPS

Dr.Rabin Chacko is a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon working in Christian Medical College, Vellore as a Professor and Consultant head of a dental unit. In his responsibility as a member of the Head and Neck cancer team and as a General Dentist he is involved in the care of patients coming from different parts of the country with tobacco related oral lesions and Oral Cancer, which is the predominant cancer in the Indian subcontinent.

Since the problem of Oral Cancer has reached epidemic proportions due to the widespread use of both chewed and smoked tobacco products, Dr.Rabin and his team focused on the role of tobacco cessation in the prevention and control of tobacco related diseases. They have adopted a policy of multi-tiered levels of counseling of persons with the tobacco habit combined with review and nicotine counseling which in turn has yielded encouraging results. The department is in collaboration with the dept. of Life Style Medicine and their work in tobacco cessation has been recognized by a national level award.
  
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