Su-Swagat, is a welcome party to the new students. Its an event where there get to interact with there immediate seniors and super seniors. Students are divided into groups. Each group has few students from there seniors and super seniors. This helps students to have a healthy relationship and avoid ragging. As already known ours is a anti-ragging campus and this introduction among students help them be friendly with each other. It runs for two days and students have lot of games, debates and group activity. This also helps them in learning their subjects better as they won't have any hesitation to ask and discuss with their seniors.
White is a symbol of purity and equality. “White Coat Ceremony” is a special day for all medical professionals. It started with a brief on how the system runs by Dr. Mimansa Bhoj. Followed by that spoke honourable Founder, Chancellor Dr.N.M. Veeraiyan, Saveetha University spoke on how responsible they should be as doctors. The guest of honour today was Dr.C.S.Prasad, a renowned practitioner, academician and researcher. Professor of Periodontics, Former Principal Government Dental College, Chennai and Sri Ramachandra Dental College gave an inspirational speech to the students.He showers his love on students and humane towards his patients. Sir, has really touched many lives today. Then spoke the Dynamic Director of academics who motivated the students to work hard. Then white coats were distributed to the students and advisor. Dr. Rajagopal administered the hippocratic oath to the students. Dean Dr. N.D.Jayakumar gave the vote of thanks. The event came to an end with National anthem and refreshments for the students and the parents.
The icing of the day is Dr.C.S.Prasad joined us as an adjunct faculty.
In association with 39th ISPPD Conference- Pedosphere held in Chennai, Department of Pedodontics,Saveetha Dental College waselected to conduct a pre- conference course on “Full Mouth Rehabilitation under General Anaesthesia(GA)” by Dr.Deepa Gurunathan and Dr. Navaneetha Krishnan. Twenty one delegates from across the country actively participated in the first ever hands on workshop on full mouth rehabilitation under general anaesthesia. Thenumber of participants was limited to just over 20 so as to have zenith contemplationand practical experience which was greatly appreciated by the participants. Interactive lectures were delivered by the team covering the various aspects including need for general anaesthesia,anaesthetic procedures and their complications. A simulation of the Saveetha Dental College’s operation theatre complex and the protocol to be followedwas shown to the delegates via a video before entering the theatre,which made them to feel at ease. Four children were taken up for full mouth rehabilitation under general anaesthesia on a single day .Theattendees were divided into 4 small groups to have the best hands on training in the procedures. At the end of the course,all delegates irrespective of their seniority and their previous experience were overwhelminglysatisfied with the clinical knowledge and confidence gained in the pre conference course to treat children under GA .In addition this course has been rated as the best preconfernce course of the 39 th ISPPD conference
India, the cradle of ancient civilization that boasted of educational hubs like Nalanda University is once again all set to repeat the history in the field of education. Times have changed when students were longing to get trained abroad, to the times that have now made the foreigners turn their heads towards us. The field of dentistry in India is growing leaps and bounds and is at par with western world or may be even more.
With the availability of all the modern technologies and educational resources, the avenues for professional accreditation are on pace with international standards. The increase in awareness about dental health that has improved the availability of patients willing to get advanced dental treatments like implants, is all to make India the future hub of dental training programs.
Pioneering and taking advantage of this situation, Saveetha Dental College has introduced intensive clinical programs for Australian dental graduates on dental implants. About 35 dental graduates were successfully trained and certified so far. We are proud to inform that this is the third consecutive year this event had happened.
Department of Biochemistry initiated the 4th edition of Edify on 24th August 2017, The Edify began with a big bang teaser followed by a video highlighting the departmental activities for the academic year 2016 – 2017. Awesome educational videos on Inborn errors of metabolism and replication was exclusively made by our faculty and presented in the Edify.
The concept of Dejavu was visualized to audience. I BDS students from SDC participated and won prizes in State level prize exam in Biochemistry held at SRM Dental College. Audience were enthralled by a special video made by the prize winners along with other students about the importance and significance of flipped classes and ibooks.
SYNOPSIS ON SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP – “CREATE THE BARRIER” REGENERATION AND APEXIFICATION USING BIOMIMETIC MATERIALS
The Department of Paediatric and Preventive dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals has proudly show cased a 2 day symposium and workshop program on “CREATE THE BARRIER”. It highlightedand recent advances in endodontics on 31st August & 1st September 2017.The CDE programme was approved by the Tamil Nadu state dental council, accredited with 9 CDE credit points. The scientific lectures, live demonstration on patients and hands-on were truly enriched and mesmerizing which provided all our young budding pedodontists a keen insight into the topics. The first day of the symposium was marked by the lectures of eminent speakers . Dr. Deepa Gurunathan gave an introductory talk about Tissue engineering which paved the way for easy understanding of regeneration. Talk by Dr.Jai Ganesh on Stem cells was interesting based on multiple choice questions and making the audience aware of the concept from Known to Unknown. Dr.M.S Nivedhitha enlightened on Scaffolds used in regeneration of pulp . Dr.Geomani discussed the various practical issues involved in the usage of Platelet Rich Plasma for reggeneration which was very much informative to avoid medico legal cases. Followed by the lecture was the live demonstration on patient using PRF and hands on by all the participants using PRF. Participants' were thrilled and excited to view a live demonstration of a tooth treated by regeneration. In addition, each participant were given PRF to be handled and placed in extracted tooth guided by Dr.G.Deepa and Dr. Madhusudhan Vasantharajan which has given them the confidence to treat a patient. The second day of the program sphere headedby Dr. Madhusudhan Vasantharajangave an in-detailed explanation of Apexification using biomemietic materials . Dr. Sihivahanan's explanation on recent trends scope of research, approach of exam questions on regeneration provided our participants a glimpse of future trends and ability to apply the obtained knowledge. Shortly thereafter it was followed by live demonstration by Dr. Madhusudhan Vasantharajanon patient using MTA .Dr.G.Deepa and Dr. Madhusudhan Vasantharajan played a vital roleto help the students handle the biomimetic materials with ease. At the end of the symposium the participants were confident to perform regeneration and apexification using biomimetic materials and assured to treat patients using the techniques learnt.
71st year Independence Day Celebration at Saveetha University. The university is known for its social responsibility. Be it service to down droden villages, green revolution, social awareness programmes, oral health camps, name it what and we do it with passion. And now proving our patriotism we celebrated Independence Day.
That was a visual treat with enlightenment for the students. All 9 specialities of dentistry presented their department progress in last three months along with their future plans for next three months. Each department proved no less to be the other. 9 departments, 27 teaching videos, 500 students, 172 faculty its all about their pride and dreams together. Proved to a passionate event by all the faculty. Waiting to do more in the forthcoming edify meet...
Department of Pedodontics, Saveetha dental college, conducted a Lecture and Hands on course program onstainless steel crowns (SSC) for the general clinical practioners and interns on 28/07/2017. Dr.Sheeja Vargeese was the guest of honour. The program consisted of three lectures, a demonstration and hands on. Dr.Sujatha S elaborated on the indications, contraindications and the clinical procedure. Dr.EMG Subramanian shared his clinical experience on the difficult clinical situations and how a SSC can be modified in those situations. Dr.Kandasamy highlighted the where and where not an anterior stainless steel crown can be placed. Followed by a demonstration by Dr.Sujatha S. The hands-on was conducted for the participants by the speakers. Where the tooth preparation, crown selection, crown adaptation and cementation was taught and the participants learnt through practicing itimmediately on a typhodont model.
Alumni of 1992 batch celebrated their reunion on 16th Jul 2017 at Saveetha Dental College. It also, marks the Silver Jubilee Celebration of 1992 batch.
Dr.N.M.Veeraiyan, Founder-Chancellor, Saveetha University, presided over the function.
The alumni expressed their gratitude to their teachers by felicitating them. They shared their golden memories in the institution. The teachers felt over-whelmed and enjoyed the function. The teachers also expressed their memories of interaction with 1992 batch. Alumni belonging to various batches shared their evergreen moments with 1992 Batch.
The function reached the melting point when the representatives from each batch emotionally expressed their lifestyle and relationship with the institution during their study period.
Their heart skipped a beat, when they witnessed the infra-structure facilities existing currently in our institution.
They proudly announced their contribution of various study models by the way of museum worth more than a lakh. Also, they expressed their environmental consciousness by planting 100 saplings in the campus of the Institution.
Not only, their physical bodies got refreshed but also their inner being refreshed so much after visiting their “Temple of Learning”.
The Department of BRULAC & DRC has initiated their first EDIFY on 20.07.2017 with the Welcome note delivered by Dr. P. Gopinath, Controller of Research (UG). He outlined the gathering about the objective of establishing “BRULAC & DRC” which was formed to meet different thrust areas of research under one roof as Common Facility for Research and Development. The Department has projected the video on the different facilities available at BRULAC & DRC. Dr. M. Karthik Ganesh and Mr. N. Ashok Vardhan were highlighting the important achievements of the Department. The research video has underscored the impact of using laboratory animals in medical research as well as various in-vitro research techniques such as microbial analysis and PCR etc. The feedbacks collected from students and staffs were also projected as review video followed by Dr. D. Ezhilarasan has offered the gratitude on behalf of entire Department. Dr. Deepak Nallaswamy, The Director of Academics has well commended and appreciated their work and motivated them to achieve more goals in future endeavors.
Department of implantology is one of the steady departments in the institution. They easily place thousands of implants a year with a success rate of 99%. Dr. Preetham presented two teaching videos. Dr. Thiyaneswaran spoke on departments growth and future plans. Dr.Subhashree a student turned faculty of our institution shared here experience as a faculty.
Dr.Sindhu presented the edify which highlighted on the teaching videos which illustrates on milling, casting and other laboratory works. She presented 3 teaching videos and one video which show cased their department milestone. All together she made a power packed presentation.
The Edify 2017 was the second Edify for the department of Aesthetics . The new department that started was in abud stage with just one Fellowship student . With a lot of sincere effort and dedication the department nowhas bloomed and raring to go . They have 4 students now and One additional faculty has joined. The department has also taken into their wings postgraduates from the department of prosthodontics , endodontics and also undergraduates . Classes for undergraduates are been conducted in modules for three days .
They presented a video on the importance of laying emphasis on quality of research and clinical cases a rather than quantity .
New Teaching methodologies to improve hand skills such as calligraphy and Using chopsticks are being implementedand they also showcased how successful they are in improving skills.
Emphasis is placed on team work and documentation of all cases . A video of all their smile correction cases was shown.
The department head , being the Country Chair Person for the European Society for cosmetic dentistry encouraged other faculty members to come forward and ensue the certification program of the society.
Three CDE Courses were conducted so far by the department , which were all well attended and appreciated .
Edify by oral oncology kicked off by high lighting the humble contribution of oncology department in the avenues of academics and social activities.
In academics we showcased the staff and students ( both in fellowship program and PhD) enrolled in the programs and also our contribution in terms of the number of papers presented in conferences both nationally and in the international arena. Our National presentation by one of the post graduates was a case operated by us on a rare form of carcinoma which incidentally won an award in the best paper category in the state AOMSI conference. With respect to international conferences we presented two posters in the International Academy of Oral Oncology conference 2017.
Regarding our social activity , we gave a live interview in captain TV on dental care and oral cancer and educated the public on importance of maintaining oral health and the dangers of habits like smoking and chewing tobacco.
We also highlighted the increase in the number of major ablative surgery we have been performingover the last 2 years which was demonstrated by a graph and time line.
The session of edify concluded by giving the audience an overview of the challenges we face in the department with respect to patient complications and recurrences.
Molaris is aprogramme designed to deliver high quality dental education amongst undergraduates andgeneral dental practioners. This is being held with the help of Indian dental association at Saveetha Dental College for the past 3 yearsto impart knowledge and awareness of newer techniques and concepts among the students .It is one of the platforms at national level involving various specialities which gives the opportunity oflearningand also helps the undergraduate students to pursue their career in upcomingfieldof dental clinical research .
Molaris 2017 was held on the 7th of July at Saveetha Dental college where we had active participationofundergraduate students ,interns ,fellowship students from various dental colleges and also private dental practitioners .We had a total of 405 registrations out of which the maximum number of enthusiastic students from Saveetha Dental college which was around 222 followed by Tagore and Meenakshi Ammal dental college .Delegates were around 21 andfrom other colleges around 162.
We had the maximum of 196 scientific paper and poster presentationsfrom various institutions and was chaired by mostly external judges .Total scientific papers were 67 and total poster presentations were 129. Studentswere given three awards per session . The maximum awards were won by our students , posters awarded were 40 and best papers were 16.
We thank the organising team of Molaris and team IDA for their untiring effort to have made this conference a grand success.We look forward for future CDEs to bring together the best and brightest minds to enlighten the budding dentists about the various aspectsand updates in dental research.
The Final Countdown, a Convention on Modern Trends in Orthodontics, was heldfromthe 29thof June till the 1stof July, 2017.
There were more than 25national speakers who had come from all over India to participate in this convention. 208 delegates and 30 invited orthodontists, attended this conference. The delegates were from 40 different colleges from all over the country. Colleges from Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh etc. The president of Indian Orthodontic Society, Dr. G.Chandrasekhar was the Chief guest and the HonorarySecretary of the Indian Orthodontic Society wasalso on stage.
Paper and Poster Presentations were open for life members and Student members of IOS. To improve the relevanceof scientific presentations, seven categories were made for presentation and this was greatly appreciated by all the delegates.
A new innovation in The Final Countdownwas theLUNCH WITH A GURU program where on the 30th of June, the delegates got to have lunch with theProfessors of their choice. This was greatly appreciated by all the delegates andthe life members.
The Department of Pharmacology has conducted the 2nd International Conference on Novel Approaches in Cancer Research and Therapy (NACRAT-2K17) in association in association with the Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (SPER) on 26 th -28th June 2017.The Conference was started with a Pre conference workshop on Cancer Informatics in Healthcare. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. R.SRamaswamy, Director General , Central Council of Researchin Siddha, Ministry of Ayush, Govt.ofIndia and later he delivered the key note address. Prof.Dr. Arun Dharmarajan ,Curtin University, Perth, Australiaand Dr Upendra Nagaich , Secretary ,SPER, has addressed the gathering. 189 delegates from various reputed institutions like University of the Free State South Africa , IIT-M, VIT, Annamalai University and various Dental and Medical colleges in and around Chennaihadparticipated and presentedpapers and e-Posters in the various scientic Sessions.
Eight National and International speakers enriched the conference by sharing their knowledge on different fields of Cancer Research and Therapy. Dr Muralidharan, Research Associate, Dept of Cellular and Structural Biology , Tulane University, USA, has given a talk on Novel Approaches and molecular Mechanism in Breast Cancer Therapy. The interactive sessions were highly appreciated by the speakers as well as delegates. There was a separate session for SPER award category. It is great to recall that most of the delegates used this as a platform to showcase their research in Cancer field. Tamil Nadu Dental council has given 15 credit points for this conference.
The Society has honored Dr. Deepak Nallaswamy, Director of academics, SPER -EXCELLENCE AWARD IN DENTAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH. In the Valedictory function Dr Upendra Nagaich, Secretary, SPER, has awarded SPER young ScientistAwardto Dr. Palanisamy Chella Perumal , Postdoctoral fellow, University of the Free State South Africa, Young Talent award to Dr Archana, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals andSPER Women Forum awardto Dr. Umamaheswari, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals. The prizes for BEST Papers and BEST e-Posters also were distributed to the winners. Over all the three day Programme was a grand success and made the department and College proud and happy.
We the department of Physiology and Anatomy conducted a National conference on clinical implications and developmental Anomalies on June 24th Saturday 2017. Almost 80 students across all dental colleges had actively participated in the conference and also had won many prizes and medals for their best presentation. The programme was started off with the registration and almost 80 participants were participated including the students from saveetha Dental College. The mode of presentation was paper and eposters on the conference. Faculties from other Dental Colleges also presented their research papers. Finally the valedictory function was headed by Dr. Gowri Sethu, Professor & Head, Department of Physiology and Mrs. Thenmozhi, Head of Anatomy department.
Department of Biochemistry , Savertha Dental college , organised a seminar on”Nutrigenomics” on 23rd June 2017 at Watson and Crick Hall. Dr.Preethi Raj , Asst.Professor, Dept of Nutrition, Director, wootu nutrition, chennai delivered a guest lecture on ‘ Healthy diet for healthy minds’ . In her lecture Dr. Preethi Raj emphasised the importance of healthy diet and its role in the regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters. Mr.Ashok Vardhan , Lecturer, Dept of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental college, gave a lecture on ‘Nutritional Signature on Lifestyle’ which was followed by an interactive session with students. Students were given questionnaire on nutrition and diet counselling was given . I BDS and MDS students participated in the seminar.