The third edition of Saveetha’s Pedodontic Advanced Revision Course was organised by the Department of Pediatric Dentistry on 1st and 2nd of March, 2018. Dean, Dr.N.D.Jayakumar inaugurated the event by lighting the Kuthuvilakku. Eminent speakers from Chennai and other states shared their knowledge by delivering lectures in various topics such as Pulp therapy, Interceptive Orthodontics, Child Psychology and Behavior Management. Delegates from eight different dental colleges from Chennai, Andra Pradesh and Salem attended the program and found it to be very informative. Professor Dr.Deepa conducted a crossword puzzle for the participants and the winners were appreciated with certificates.
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry conducted aCDE program on Full mouth rehabilitation under general Anaesthesiaaptly titled“Gain with no Pain” emphasising the unique feature of the procedure on14-2-2018.
The course was inclusive of both lecture series and hands on workshop and was certified with five DCI credit points.
The course was attended by 24 participants including general practitioners,undergraduate students and Pedodontic postgraduates.
Participants enjoyedthe enriching real time experience of treating patients under general anaesthesia that was arranged by the team of experts.
Anesthesiologists Dr.Navaneetha Krishnan and Dr.Rathna gave in depth information regarding the preoperative assessment of patient for general anaesthesia and the importance of informed consent .Their prompt andtimely explanation regarding the anaesthetic procedures added special value to the program andequipped the participants with vital information and knowledge .
Dr.G.Deepa in her interactive session spoke about the indications of General Anaesthesia for dental treatment of children and the post operative care needed for the child after the treatment under general anaesthesia is concluded.
Dr.Kanthaswamy briefed the participants about the complications that could arise during and after General anaesthesia.
Dr.Mahesh and Dr.Geomani apart from supervising the treatment done to the children provided their guidance and valuable information to participants about the proceedings in the operation theatre.
The one of its kind hands on programme instilled greatconfidence to participants to recommend general anaesthesia as a treatment modality for patients requiring multiple dental procedures
A decade since Saveetha University was established and grooming better every year. We compete with us and win ourselves year after year. The proof was the 11th convocation held on 22nd February 2018. 4 Doctor of Science, 41 Doctorate and 13 Gold Medals and this is all a part of students graduating this year. The feather to the crown is our Chief Guest Honorable Vice President of India Mr. Venkaiya Naidu.
Sir was generous to grace the occasion and we had a proud moment. He addressed the gathering and inspired the students with all his energy. He emphasized on learning mother tongue, education, future India, Make in India, Digital India and many other things thereby engraving in young minds the importance of service to the Nation.
The fourth round of edify for Department of Public Health Dentistry was held on 15th of February 2018. The Edify started with highlighting the department’s Academic achievements in the last one year. This included the UG and PG attendance, as well as pass percentages and Preventive procedure counts done in the specified time period. Apart from the routine data regarding the publications, Conferences and work shops attended / conducted; three specific accomplishments were shared. The first was compilation of the monographs done by the undergraduate students in to a text book, which has been accepted to be published by ‘Blue Rose Publishers’. By this, 51 UG students would be recognized as contributors for the book. The second accomplishment was, formulation of Nano hydroxy apatite crystals in a more cost effective way. We thought sharing this knowledge in a common platform would enable interested researcher to utilize it in future projects. Third was, selection of scientific paper by our final year post graduate student to be presented in “ANVESHAN 2018” conference, where more than 25 universities all over India have been expected to participate.
The second part of the presentation was on innovative videos by the Department of Public Health Dentistry. Totally three videos were played for the audience. First video was a documentary titled ‘A day in dental public health’, which highlighted on how DPH works behind the scenes to create awareness regarding public issues and instills good oral health habits. Second video was also an awareness video in Tamil, titled “Cancer”. It was created with daily wage workers and construction workers in mind, since they form majority of the working class people with high prevalence of malignant and premalignant conditions. Third was innovative teaching video, for undergraduate students. It was done on “Non probability Sampling technique”. The concept was decoded and made simple with daily life examples, for better understanding application by the students. The third part of the presentation was on camps and out reach activities by the department. The total number of camps, the beneficiaries, the health days celebrated, the status of the current MOU’s signed and upcoming MOU’s were highlighted. Before the meeting concluded, final remarks on progress of the long term follow up camps in “Mahatma Gandhi School” and “Don GuanellaSchool for differently abled children” were briefed out by the head of the department.
The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College conducted a CDE programme on ‘MASTER CLASS LECTURE SERIES IN CBCT IMAGING’ on February 12th 2018. Professor Dr. Jie Yang who was the past president of American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) and the president of International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology (IADMFR) delivered a guest lecture on ‘Interpretation of 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography’. Participants all over Tamil Nadu attended the CDE programme. The guest lecture by Dr.Jie Yang was very informative which elaborated about the interpretation of CBCT images by starting with normal anatomical structures in a CBCT image and further proceeding into the various pathological conditions such as cysts and tumour, their appearance and other characteristics of the condition. The programme concluded with an interactive discussion about CBCT interpretation with Dr.Yang where dentists of other specialities such as endodontics, oral surgery etc had a very informative discussion with Dr.Yang which aided many post graduates in acquiring knowledge on CBCT.
The Department of Orthodontics conducted a CDE programme “” TMJ- The mystery revealed”on 30th January 2018 which witnessed a humongous 287 participants from over 21 colleges from Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu.
The programme had six intensive lectures from eminent speakers and unparalleled live demonstrations for the undergraduate students.
The event was a multidisciplinary one and the students actively enjoyed it.
The quiz programme embellished the event with 21 colleges fighting for the first prize and the Adhiparasakthi Dental College emerged as the winner while Thai Moogambikai dental College was the runner. They bagged a cash prize of 5000 and 3000 respectively.
The success of the programme was reflected by the great feedback from the students and there was a strong adjure for the next CDE edition of TMJ.
The Cons-Endo 4th EDIFY was a tribute to the keen scientific head who proposed the heliocentric model. Keeping our Helios as Saveetha dental college, we do our best to stay in orbit and fulfil our duty towards our students, colleagues and our institution.
We had 3 educational videos explaining about the instrumentation movements , management of traumatic injuries and the use of laser disinfection in endodontics
“Crossword puzzle” that encourages our students to be attentive, awake and interested in the class there by making them learn better. Endo crown a treatment modality that rehabilitates the lost tooth structure of a patient gives a clear insight on treatments that are possible for a badly broken down tooth rather than extraction. With many awards won and presentations made the department of consendo are proud to share the achievements and knowledge that is being shared.
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery presented their edify today. They had 3 teaching videos, a credit course and 2 CDE programmes to their credit. They also had 2 MoUs to their credit. Their faculty and students have a wide array of achievements. One PhD, 2 fellowships around 10 guest lectures, 31 publications, 8 patents, 26 awards and so on... They have two CDE programme in plan which will be excecuted as successful as the previous one.
Orbit 2k18, a CDE program on the management of Orbital trauma was held on 24th and 25th January, 2018. The program included a lecture series, Live surgical demonstration and a Hands-on workshop of handling orbital trauma. It aimed at updating various aspects of orbital trauma such as Clinical Examination, Investigations and its recent advances, and various surgical techniques to Maxillofacial practitioners and post-graduation students.
The program was inaugurated by our Director of Academics, Dr. Deepak Nallaswamy and Presided over by our Dean, Dr. N.D. Jayakumar. Dr. Andrew Edwards was the Guest of Honour.
The panel of speakers included International and National faculties in the fields of Maxillofacial Surgery and Ophthalmology, who are experts in handling Orbital trauma. The first day was a lecture series that covered all aspects of Orbital trauma.
The second day of the program started with a live surgical demonstration of a case of orbital trauma. This was followed by a Hands-on workshop, where skull models with fractured orbital bones and full armamentarium of instruments and implants were given to the participants to have a real feel of surgically treating orbital fractures.
The program received a whopping attendance and the participants were thrilled with the knowledge and experience they gained.
The MFDS Examinations, Part II, held by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow was conducted at saveetha Dental College. The Examiners meet was held on 26th January, 2018 in our Conference Hall. The examination was held on 27th and 28th, January 2018 in the Royal College Examination Hall at Saveetha dental College, under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Edwards, The Director of Dental Examinations for The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow.
There were 10 Examiners including Dr. Abdul Wahab and Dr. Madhulaxmi, from the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. The exams started by 9 am and concluded by 3pm on both the days. Prof. Andrew Edwards was happy with the arrangements and support given by our college for conducting the exams without any hindrance. All the examiners also gave a positive feedback on the venue and the arrangements made for the exam.
The spring rings its bells. Yes, the Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology in association with IDA Thiruvallur had an august gathering of around 100 dental practitioners for their CDE programme. Oral & Maxillofacial Imaging for General Dental Practitioners.
Four lectures followed by an hands on for the practitioners and postgraduates across specialities to impart the knowledge on imageology amongst them was a dream for any radiologist and we did it with great joy.
Dr. Vijay Pal Singh, Deputy Director FSSAi. Risk Assessment , R & D Special Projects, Ministry of Health & Famil Welfare, Govt.of India, New Delhi was amongst us to deliver a guest lecture on SCIENCE FOR FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY WITH FSSAI & CSIR FUNDING R&D PROJECTS. He threw light on patent application, research funding and many other aspects of research.
He also signed an MoU with us for further guidance on research.
Yet another day of the stars shining to the fullest. Day 3 Star summit with 700 research papers. 45 judges , 135 peer judges. A presentation which kept everyone dumbstuck. Who can believe the undergraduates and postgraduates do such scholarly research.
Day 3 is much more special as the prize distribution was done on this day. Around 1800 papers were reviewed by around 120 judges and 360 peer judges. Over 140 awards were give to the student. It was a difficult time for the judges they have to pick up the best out of the best.
Day 2 of Star Summit is no less to day 1. 700 papers, 50 judges, 150 peer judges. Mrs. Banumathi,Government college of Siddha, Ministry of Ayush Government of Ayush bieng the chief guest was really impressed with the kind of research our students had done.
Our students rocked as usual. All the judges and peer judges had lots of take home research material with them.
A Research Gala at Saveetha Dental College. Young minds, enthusiastic researcher, mind blowing researches.
Bravo!!! What more an institution can do to mould these young minds and let the research sprout out of them.
Six Basic Medical Sciences Departments, two dental specialities- Oral Medicine and Radiology & Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology. 609 research papers, 21 judges, around 65 peer judges. The judges and peer judges were dump stuck looking at our students work. What more can our students do to make us proud.
A memorandum of understanding was signed on Thursday, 28th December 2017 between Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, India and American International Medical University, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia. SIMATS offers courses in a variety of disciplines ranging from , Dentistry ,Medicine, allied health,nursing ,Engineering ,Law and Management while American International Medical University offers courses in medicine and nursing. The Memorandum was signed by Dr Deepak Nallaswamy, Director of Academics on behalf of SIMATS and by Dr P Ravi Shankar, the Associate Dean of Medicine on behalf of American International Medical University. The Associate Dean for International Affairs at Saveetha Dental College & Hospitals Ms T Lakshmi facilitated the process.
The MoU provides the framework for cooperation and collaboration between the two universities. Among the proposed areas of academic collaboration are faculty exchange, student exchange, research collaboration and collaborating on projects with other universities as and when required. Both parties also agreed to explore the possibility of working together (along with other universities) to offer certificate level online courses to students in various areas.
Following the signing of the MOU, Dr Shankar, an honorary visiting faculty at Saveetha Dental College facilitated CDE Programme with two Interactive sessions .The first session was on ‘Misconceptions and misuse of medicines in developing countries’ while the second session was on ‘Health humanities’. Dr Shankar also facilitated a faculty development session on ‘Self-directed learning’ on Friday, 29th December 2017. It is hoped that the signing of the MOU will set the stage for initiating academic and research collaboration between the two universities.
Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, presented their 4th Edition Edify.
They presented 2 educational videos which was an animation and maniqquine challenge, 1 motivational video on book reading and 1 community outreach programme video. They spoke on their department report which was very impressive. They had numerous national and international publications. 1 MoU, 1 CDE programme to their credit. Also they have published their second volume of IJFO. They had 10 awards to their credit participated in about 15 conferences with two international conference participation by Dr. M.Arvind and Dr.M.Subha.
Dr. Jayanth received workaholic and punctuality award.
Their future plans include 2 multi centric clinical trials. 2 CDE programmes in January and February respectively. Indian Oral Cancer Conference in March.
Overall, Director and Dean appreciated the effort by the faculty of the department and the department received a standing ovation.
The department of Orthodontics in association with the office of international affairs, conducted a webinar by Dr Ahmed Abouelnour, from the Dept of Orthodontics, Faculty of dental medicine, Al-Azhar University, Egypt. He is also our adjunct faculty in Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College. He presented the webinar on “mini-implant intrusion” on 09/01/2017 from 12:30 - 01:30 PM, at the Decennial hall, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai. The webinar was attended by all the orthodontic post graduates, fellows & the Faculties. The webinar was very informative & useful for all our students. This is the first step towards many such webinar’s.
The inaugural edition of the Pharm-Perio Interactions started off with the new year fervour on January 5th, 2018 at the Decennial Hall in Saveetha Dental College. The dynamic relationship between the departments of Periodontics and Pharmacology and the efforts to bridge the knowledge for the student community resulted in the culmination of this CDE program. The inauguration function was presided over by the chief guests and speakers for the day, Dr. Sheba Rani Nakka David, Programme Leader- Pharmacy (PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences) and Dr M.S.Ramasamy, Scientist-KBC Research Centre, MIT Campus, Anna University. The welcome address was delivered by Dr N.D.Jayakumar, Dean and HOD-Department of Periodontics, vote of thanks by Dr Anitha Roy, HOD-Department of Pharmacology and the whole program was helmed by the efforts of Mrs.T. Lakshmi, Associate Dean of International Affairs, Saveetha Dental College.
Dr Sheba Rani deliberated on the trending topic in the field of Periodontics i.e., advancement in local drug delivery systems in dentistry and briefed on the various research opportunities available in this field at the Univerisiti Brunei Darussalam. Dr M.S.Ramasamy took to the stage on the debatable topic of fostering Indian medicine to the next generation and concluded that this is an ever expansive field with vast potential for research. The e-posters were presented by student delegates and the winners were announced at the valedictory function.
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From 1899, the Company has grown to become the largest professional dental products company in the world.The Company distributes its dental products in over 120 countries under some of the most well established brand names in the dental industry.By signing the MOU with Dentsply we are being given the opportunity to make use of their products and make ourselves updated. This would help us to conduct more workshops and CDE programs by which the knowledge obtained is also shared with others. Thereby not just benefiting to ourselves but also sharing it with others there by making education and knowledge available to all.