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HISTOPATHOLOGY SLIDE READING SERIES PART IV- “PAEDIATRIC ORAL PATHOLOGY”

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Saveetha Dental College conducted  Histopathology Slide Series Part 4, Paediatric Oral Pathology on 5th April 2018. Diagnosis is very crucial for prompt treatment. This responsibility is even higher when dealing with a child, for every diagnosis affects the child physically, emotionally and socially. The CDE was conducted in order to make ourselves and our fellow oral pathologists adept in this area,  and was was dedicated to the children of the world. 

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The first session was on Pediatric Dermatopathology, by Dr. Ramkumar Ramammoorthy MD, Consultant Dermatologist, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital Chennai who brought in array of case scenarios with explicit focus on oral lesions in children. The second session was on Pediatric Hematology with special focus on Oral Cavity by Dr.Harshitha C.Mouli MD, DCH, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Hematology, Institute of Child health and Hospitals for Children, Egmore, Chennai. The session had case discussion of children with hematologic disorders, emphasizing on the oral presentation along with the the classical hematological findings in the blood smears.

The third session was on Pediatric soft tissue tumours by Dr Sandhya Sundaram, MD (Path), DNB (Path), MNAMS, Professor and Head, Department of General Pathology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Hospitals, Chennai. It was an highly interactive session with an enthusiastic audience, guiding through every soft tissue lesion in children with emphasis on key diagnostic features and a systematic approach to any soft tissue tumour. 

The afternoon session involved facilitator mediated small group interactive slide viewing. The event was well received as many pathologies that students usually come across only in text books were available for them to learn, understand and remember. On the whole, it was a never before never after slide and smear viewing experience.

 

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World Health Day 7/4/2018

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The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, SIMATS celebrated world health day on 7th April 2018. The celebration was started with an awareness rally with the participants of around 130, on “Universal  Health coverage, Everyone, Everywhere” , inaugurated by Dr, Deepak Nallasamy, Director of Academics.  Dr. Ganeshkumar Parasuraman, M. D., Scientist C, ICMR, National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai has delivered a lecture on Challenges and Solutions to achieve Universal Health Coverage. Dr. Elizabeth Varakumari., M. D, from the Department of Community Medicine, Kilpauk Medical College and Hospitals, Chennai delivered a lecture on Universal Health Care in Rural India. The Speakers have enlightened the students with the theme “Universal  Health coverage, Everyone, Everywhere”. They inspired the young generation about the need of Health for all and emphasized their role in the society as health care professionals.

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Edify- Department of Orthodontics

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The department of orthodontics presented their edify in a stupendous manner. They came up with three different innovative teaching methodologies. 

Firstly the string art – an activity based teaching method using nails and threads on a wooden plank. They explained cephalometric planes and angles using this methodology.

The second innovative video was an activity using hologram. The educational video was projected using pyramid shaped glass to show a three dimensional view. They explained the tooth movement using this technology.

The third video was made using pencil sketches in a series to explain a concept. They used 73 sketches to depict the growth of the mandible.

Overall their edify presentation was a grandeur and the videos were a visual retreat and was both informative and entertaining. The director of academics Dr Deepak Nallaswamy appreciated the department and acknowledged that the department has set a new bench mark .

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World Tuberculosis Day- 24th March 2018

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Department of Microbiology organised an event on World TB day on 24th of March 2018 in the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital premises with the motto “Wanted: Leaders for a TB free World. You can make history. End TB”. The faculties organized an awareness campaign towards the tuberculosis threat among the faculties, visiting patients, technical staff and class IV servants. Banners and posters were displayed at various places in the college with the information about the motto for the year 2018, pathogenesis, treatment regimens, incidence rates and resistant scenario of TB.Also there was a guest lecture on TB awareness and epidemiology  by Dr.Bella Devaleenal,MBBS,DLO,MPH, Scientist, National Institute of Research in Tuberculosis [NIRT-ICMR]. Dr.A.S.Smiline Girija gave the introductory note about the scientific forum and welcomed the peer group. The speaker made a vibrant note on the recent strategies of TB treatment, prevention measures and the novel governmental plans to stop TB spread in the community. The highly interactive and informative session was ended with the vote of thanks by Mr.N.P.Muralidharan and Dr.R.V.Geetha felicitated the speaker with a memento.

 

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Edify- Department of Periodontics

The season 4 Edify of the Department of Periodontics was presided by Dr R. Rajagopal, Advisor, SIMATS, Saveetha University and faculty from P.M.S Dental College and Hospital attended the event. The chief guest presented the awards for punctuality and workaholic which was a clean sweep by Dr Sheeja Varghese, HOD, Department of Periodontics. The theme of the Edify was ‘4 Seasons’ and it began with the department video showcasing the various achievements of the department of Periodontics over the four seasons in a calendar year. They include the various CDE programs and guest lectures organized by the department, various international and national conferences attended by the faculty and students, and guest lectured delivered by the faculty at national and international forums. 

The innovative educational videos were on niche topics such as trans-endothelial migration of neutrophils in periodontitis which was done by Dr Sankari and Dr Priyalochana and the decision-making for crown lengthening done by Dr Caroline and Dr Asha, was portrayed as animated videos. These videos were made with the focus to break down the difficult lessons for better understanding to the student community. Dr Radhika further elaborated about the individual achievements such as the UG examination results, patient statistics, award-winning post-graduate students and the research activities of the department. 

It ended on a fun-filled note with a game called ‘Guess the Perio Faculty’ and it engaged the audience with various clues given about the respective faculty. Dr R. Rajagopal appreciated the efforts of the department in preparing this edify and the guests from P.M.S Dental College also applauded the theme and innovations ending on a happy note.

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Current Research and Community Based Dental Education

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Department of Public Health Dentistry had conducted a CDE on “Current Research and Community Based Dental Education”, on 13th March 2018. Two International speakers, From University of Kwazulunatal(UKZN), Durban, South Africa, visited the institution and delivered Guest lectures. Dr.Shenuka Singh, the Acting Dean of College of Health Science, gave a brief insight about the health care services in south Africa and highlighted on the Current research projects and PG training at UKZN. This was followed by the Dr.Ilana Moodley, prof. in Community Health Dentistry department gave a lecture on Community Based Dental Education at UKZN. The faculties of Saveetha Dental College and Post Graduates, who were interested in widening their horizon of research participated and benefited from the lectures. The program ended with official meeting of Team from Department of Public Health Dentistry with the International delegates in discussing about potential collaborative activities from research and academic front. 

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Aesthetic challenges with immmediate implants

On 10th March 2018, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, organized a webinar on aesthetic challenges in immediate implants by Dr.Suvarna Nene in collaboration with digital gurukul- know your roots. Dr.Suvarna Nene, a GDC graduate, is an eminent practicing implantologist with an experience of 30 years in the same field. There were approximately 80 students who attended the webinar. It was a mind boggling session which gave an insight about importance of aesthtics in immediate implant placement. There was particular emphasis on different ways of temporization and its consequent outcomes. As immediate implant placement is a very upcoming mode of treatment in this fast moving modern era, it has become essential for clinicians to incorporate such prompt and immediate solution  in daily practice mainly for the comfort and esthetics of the patient. We hope to inculcate such techniques in our clinical practise. The lecture was refreshing and audience gave positive feedback. 

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Pterygoid Implants- An Insight

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On 10th March, 2018, Department of Prosthodontics in Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals organized a CDE program/ guest lecture on Pterygoid Implants – An Insight. Eminent implantologist Dr. Vivek Gaur was invited as the guest speaker. Dr. Vivek Gaur has completed his PG cert. in advanced implants from Manipal, and diploma in advanced implants from Holland. He is keynote speakers in several cortical osseointegration implant symposiums and is also extensively trained in cortical implants by Dr. (Prof.)Stefen Ihde. The audience consisted of various budding prosthodontists, periodontists, implantologists and also clinicians. There were around 70 delegates. It was a two hour informative lecture with various case presentations which ended with an interactive doubt solving session. The highlight of the lecture was how pterygoid implants can be used in resorbed posterior maxillary arch without undergoing bone grafts and sinus lift procedures. The lecture definitely intrigued all the minds on the advantages and ease of placing pterygoid implants and also motivated the crowd to begin the use of these implants. It was an enlightening lecture which got positive feedback from all  the delegates.

 

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Edify- Depratment of Pedodontics

Pedo EDIFY version four, started with a social video on how colors are perceived. This was followed by award distribution to Dr.EMG.Subramanian and Dr.Dhanalakshmi for punctuality and workaholic respectively. Two education videos, one on the Non pharmacologic and Pharmacologic behavior management techniques were played. The Non-pharmocological behavior management techniques were illustrated as a mannequin challenge. The operation theater (OT) protocols were shown in detail, which would help the undergraduates to understand and mimic the same when they enter OT to assist for full mouth rehabilitation. The second video was on drug dosage calculation for children with a brief description on the drug metabolism.

Dr.Sujatha presented the various achievements of the department staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students. The staff of Pedodontics department held responsibilities and made the 39th ISPPD national conference a great success. Our staffs have conducted two Credit courses, two hands-on workshops, three CDE programmes for both undergraduate students and postgraduate students all in less than 10 months’ time. We also conducted the third edition of SPARC- Saveetha’s Pedodontic Advanced Revision Course and had speakers and delegates  from various parts of South India. The staffs of Department of Pedodontics have given 17 guest lectures in various forums both in state and national levels. We are proud to announce that the six edition of the department’s journal is published. 

The department once again thanked every other departments for their constant support and encouragement in their own style of presenting a momento.

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17th ISP National PG Convention Preconference Course

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The 17th Indian society of Periodontology (ISP) National PG convention 2018, was held at Chennai from 16th to 18th March 2018. A pre-conference course on “ Soft tissue expanders and management of flap during ridge augementation” was held at Saveetha dental college and Hopsitals on 16th march 2018 under the patronage of our honourable Chancellor Dr. N.M Veeraiyan and Director of Academics Dr.Deepak Nallaswamy. The pre-conference course was inaugurated by Dr. C.S Prasad who gave an inspiring talk and demonstrated few suturing techniques  to the budding young periodontists.  We had a total of 51 registrations for this course and had registrations from all states across the country. The course speaker Dr. Kaarthikeyan gave an elaborate lecture on soft tissue expanders and the surgical protocol to be followed for the surgery. This was followed by a live demonstration of a case in which soft tissue expander was placed on the patient. The course moderator Dr.N.D Jayakumar was actively interacting with the participants during the live surgery. We also had a second live demonstration of a case of ridge augmentation where a graft from the symphysis region was harvested and the flap management for this case was clearly demonstrated through this live video.  The valedictory function was presided over by our dean Dr.N.D Jayakumar and the ISP organising committee member Dr.  Ashok felicitated the course speaker Dr. Kaarthikeyan with a certificate of appreciation. Dr.Sheeja Varghese proposed the vote of thanks and congratulated all the delegates for their active participation as well as the organising team of the pre-conference course for contributing to the success of the conference. The online feed back from the delegates was very good and they were looking forward and willing to participate in the upcoming programs organised by our department.

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Show Case 2018

The fourth international conference in case reports and case series, showCASE 2018 was held on the 23rd and 24th of March 2018 at Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals under the patronage of our Honourable Chancellor Dr. N.M. Veeraiyan and Organising Chair and Director, Dr. Deepak Nalkaswamy. The fourth edition was inaugurated on the 23rd of March, 2018 and had the unique distinction of collaborating with the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (ESCD). Under the guidance of Organising Secretary Dr. Abby Abraham, the theme of this edition focused on the passion, perfection and persistence displayed by dental students and practitioners in all phases of their dental careers. Despite a busy academic schedule amongst the dental student fraternity, the simultaneous organising of inter-collegiate competitions and university inspections at our contemporary institutions, the conference successfully hosted 350 delegates. Over 250 Paper presentations were chaired by 90 judges in 37 sessions which were broadly categorised based on the complexity of the case as Basic, Advanced or Master Clinical Cases. Among the 74 Master Clinical Cases presented, the top 16 cases were selected to be assessed by a panel of judges who sponsored prize money of INR5000 in the categories of best diagnostic challenge, interdisciplinary approach, aesthetic balance, restorative finesse, surgical skill and pedodontic care which was held on 24th March 2018. Following which, Guest Speaker Dr. Premila Suganthan provided her valuable insight on the Clinical Applications of Dental Lasers. The Valedictory Function was presided over by Honourable Chancellor Dr. N.M. Veeraiyan and Director Dr. Deepak Nalkaswamy. 37 Session Best prizes were awarded along with 16 Best Overall in the Basic and Advanced Clinical Cases categories. Dr. Kathiravan S won the Best Diagnostic Challenge, Dr. Ganesh Jeevanandan for the Best Pedodontic Care, Dr. Sudharsana Anadakumar was awarded the Best Interdisciplinary Approach, Dr. Surendar Sugumaran for the Best Aesthetic Balance, Dr. Abinaya Kannan for the  Best Restorative Finesse and Dr. Dr. Mimansa Bhoj was the Best in Surgical Skill. Dr. Mimansa also won the overall award in the Master Clinical Case category which was sponsored by the ESCD in the form of a registration fee waiver of INR 15,000 at the upcoming ESCD Conference to be held in Lisbon, Portugal from the 20th-22nd September, 2018. Scientific Co-Cordinator Dr. Caroline Jacob gave the vote of thanks and congratulated all the delegates, award winners  as well as the Organizing Team of showCASE 2018 for contributing to the execution and success of the conference.

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SPARC 2018

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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.

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GAIN WITH NO PAIN-Full mouth rehabilitation under general anaesthesia

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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

 

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11th Convocation- Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences

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11th Convocation- Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences

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.

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Edify Department of Public Health Dentistry

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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.

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MASTER CLASS LECTURE SERIES IN CBCT IMAGING

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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.

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TMJ- Mystery Revealed

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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.

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Edify- Department of Conservative Dentistry

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.

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Edify- Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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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. 

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Orbit 2k18

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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. 

 

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