Oral Microbiome

On 6th September 2018, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry organised a CDE programme on “Oral Microbiome” which had an umbrella view on oral microbial flora. This program was one of its kind which exclusively dealt with the least explored  flora. The oral microbiome is the complex ecosystem of the microbes inhabiting the human oral cavity which harbours several thousands of microorganisms giving rise to diverse health conditions. Over 80 participants from across the South Indian states attended the programme.The delegates included both graduates and post graduates 

The CDE programme was enriched with guest speakers who were from various fields of dentistry.The first speaker for the day was Dr Mogit Gupta , Reader of the Department of Oral medicine and Radiology , who gave an introductory lecture on Oral Microbiome.

In the inauguration ceremony ,Dr.Emg Subramanian gave a welcome address which was followed by the lighting of kuthuvillaku by  guest speakers and the Heads of various departments .It was completed with Vote of Thanks by Dr.G.Deepa

This was followed by Dr Asha Ramesh , Senior lecturer of the Department of Periodontics gave a periodontal perspective to the topic. The keynote speaker, Dr Gulcan Unsal ,faculty of  the Department of Pedodontics in Istanbul university highlighted the relationship of oral microbiome with early childhood caries. Dr Gulcan shared her research topics which provided an insight to all the dentists and the budding dentists for their career in the future .This lecture has opened up the minds of the delegates to pursue research with oral microbiome.

Dr V Rakshagan, faculty in the Department of Prosthodontics  , laid emphasis on influence of dental prosthesis on oral microbiome and measures to be taken to maintain a good oral hygiene with those infra oral prosthesis.

Dr Gifrina Jayaraj , Reader of the Department of Oral Pathology, gave insights of microbial flora in medically compromised children. She highlighted how medically compromised children are unable to maintain effective oral hygiene and how the oral microbiome present in their oral cavity has adverse effects on their health.

During the lecture the participants and guest speakers had an interactive session where they shared opinions, thoughts and suggestions. The participants were enriched by the wisdom of the eminent speakers. The CDE programme received an overall  good response which was assessed on the basis of feedback forms given to the participants . Take home message was that knowledge has to be shared which would benefit everyone and be for the larger good for mankind.



Induction Ceremony: BDS 2018

Induction ceremony 2018!! A dream come true for 100 students and their parents. 

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."
Dale Carnegie

Today our new budding dentists are tasting the success of all their hard work since 2 years. Also they are celebrating their happiness as they receive what they want.

The Programm was inaugurated with Tamil Thai Vazhthu  at 9.00 AM. Our Director of Academics Dr. Deepak Nallaswamy  addressed the students with a heart warming welcome speech. Followed by our Honorable Founder Chancellor Dr. N. M. Veeraiyan, SIMATS university. Then the Vice-Cahncellor, Registrar and the Advisor of SIMATS university addressed the gathering. The Chief guest Dr. C. Venkataraman, founder, Chairman, Parasu Dental Hospital PVT .Ltd addressed the students with a motivational speech. White coats were distributed to the students and they were inducted. Students took the Hippocratic Oath. Dr. N.D.Jayakumar, Dean, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals gave the vote of thanks. The event went on with grace followed by lunch.



CDE Programme on Trefoil Implant system


The Department of Prosthodontics organised a CDE program at Saveetha Dental College on 17/8/2018 on the Trefoil Implant system by Nobel Biocare Ltd; The system is a novel therapeutic approach to manage completely edentulous situations in the lower arch with implant supported fixed prosthesis.

The lecture was delivered by Dr. Ratnadeep Patil, a very eminent Clinician and Implantologist. Esthetic challenges in upper anterior edentulous situations, management strategies for periimplantitis, bone defects and prosthetic modifications were discussed elaborately. The novel trefoil system was discussed in detail with respect to both surgical and prosthodontics interventionsfor management or prevention of the afore-mentioned situations. The concept of reverse engineering on planning the prosthesis was the key highlight of the technique.

The program was awarded with 3 credit points by the DCI and was attended by 71 delegates, both national and regional. The response for the program was robust and feedback was extremely positive concerning the technique.



Micro Endodontics

The IACDE Pre Conference Workshop 2018 on “Micro Endodontics” was held
on 9 th August 2018. Lecture on “An insight into the modern dental practice” was
delivered by Dr.Sindhu Ramesh. It focused upon the modern era of Endodontics
the quality or the success that has been enhanced with the help of magnification,
Dr.Pradeep delivered a lecture on “ Ergonomics and Principles of a micro
Endodontics” and Dr.Subash delivered a lecture on “ Evidence based discussion
on Micro Endodontics”. Overall the lectures were very informative. Live demo
on Patients and Hands On by the participants lighted upon their focus towards
micro Endodontics.



CDE on Comprehensive Management of Oral Cancer

The Saveetha Oral Cancer Institute ( SOCI) associated with Saveetha Dental College , conducted a one day CDE on the comprehensive management of oral cancer on the 18 th Saturday of August 2018. 

The event was kickstarted by a welcome speech by Dr MR Muthusekhar , Head of Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Several speakers from renowned institutions and hospitals across Chennai were invited , in-fact 17 speakers in total . The CDE aimed to showcase the multidisciplinary support needed for cancer care and was targeted to the post graduates in specialities of oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and prosthodontics. The highlight of the event was a key note by renowned oral surgeon Dr George paul who gave an oration on his 25 years of experience dealing with oral cancer patients. The program culminated with a quiz program for the post graduates in which 45 students participated with the first prize going to Dr Yash, an oral oncology fellowship student from Karpaga Vinayaka dental college and the runner up being dr ishwarya from GDC, a postgraduate student in oral medicine. Dr Rinku George Head of oral oncology , gave the vote of thanks .



Ridge augmentation for implant placement & Management of periimplantitis

The department of Periodontics in association with the office of International affairs organised a guest lecture  on Ridge augmentation and management of Peri- implantitis on 7th August 2018. The Speaker Dr.Sirisha Munimadugu is a Master of Science in Dentistry (Periodontics) from the Texas A & M College of Dentistry,USA. The lecture was an interactive one with case discussions and had 35 participants form the Departments of Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Implantology



Alumni Meet- 2018

Saveetha Dental College Alumni meet celebration held in our institution on 5th Aug 2018. It also, marks the Silver Jubilee Celebration of 1993 batch.

Dr.N.M.Veeraiyan, Founder-Chancellor, Saveetha University, presided over the function. He enthralled all by focusing on alumni welfare and expressed his happiness over meeting all our alumni in thisalumni meet. He also, highlighted on the advanced infrastructural facilities which have been added in our institution year by year.

Dr.Deepak Nallasamy, Director of Academics, Saveetha University elaborated on the steps, the institution is taking for betterment of our students and dental healthcare delivery system for Indian Scenario. He also, highlighted on the dentist population ratio in comparison with developed countries and unfolded the opportunities which are still available.

Dr.N.D.Jayakumar, Dean, Saveetha Dental College shared his memories with our alumni during their student period. 

    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 1993 batch. Alumni belonging to various batches shared their evergreen moments with 1993 Batch.

    The function reached the melting point when each alumni from 1993 batch emotionally expressed their lifestyle and relationship with the institution during their study period and shared their current status.

Their heart skipped a beat, when they witnessed the infra-structure facilities existing currently in our institution. 

1993 Batch proudly announced their contribution of Zen garden to our institution as a token of their holistic relationship with our institution. 

Not only, their physical bodies got refreshed but also their inner being refreshed so much after visiting their “Temple of Learning”.          







Saveetha Dental College uplifts Students and Faculty members every year to show case their research projects as Paper and Poster presentation. They not only show avid participation in National conferences, but also encouraged to participate in International Forum as well. For the past 3 consecutive years, Saveetha students and Faculties participated in International Association of Dental Research (IADR) conference held at Switzerland, Seoul and San-fransisco. This year, we stand proud to say that our students and Faculty members participated in 96th General Session and Exhibition of the IADR as well as in World Dental and Oral Health Congress (International CPD Accredited), Annual International Conference and Exhibition on Dental & Oral Health held at London, United Kingdom. 

International Association for Dental Research (IADR), 96th General Session and Exhibition in conjunction with Pan European Regional Congress which was held on July 25-28th, 2018 at  Excel London Convention Center, UK. The purpose of this conference is to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide; to support and represent the oral health research community; and to facilitate the communication and application of research findings. .  A total of 38 dental students and 10 Faculty members from Saveetha Dental college, SIMATS participated in the conference.




International Yoga Day - 21stJune 2018

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice attributed to humankind.   International yoga day was celebrated in Saveetha Dental College on 21st June 2018. Students and faculty participated with great enthusiasm. We witnessed the passion among students towards yoga.

Dr. SriSakthi, Faculty, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, delivered some practical yoga techniques for students. She pointed out the importance of yoga in human life and how it enriches human values as applied to education. Faculty who are trained in yoga performed few asanas to the students.




Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life-World Blood Donor Day 14th June 2018

Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on 14th june, the day of birthday anniversary of Karl Landsteiner, a great scientist who won the Noble prize for his great discovery of the ABO blood group system. World Blood Donor Day celebration brings a precious opportunity to all donors for celebrating it on national and global level. It is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, conducted an awareness rally. About 40 students started from the campus at 8.30 am and it extended till the Kumananchavadi Junction.  The students were displaying placards emphasizing the importance, dos and donts regarding blood donation. 

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Edify- Brulac- Dental Research Cell


The meeting started with the social video on Stem cell culture. Followed by that the 2 new faculty in the Dental Research Cell were introduced. 

The presentation had two educational videos one on the Evolution of PCR and the next how PCR is executed in out DRC laboratory. They also show cased their achievements in the last few months which includes publications in high impact journals, CDE programmed organised, Guest lectures at various institutions and their recent research projects. The Director of Academics and the faculty were appreciative of their efforts. The Director of Academics concluded stating that more collaborations with research cell by the faculty will bring in more laurels to us.



World Environment Day

    Every year, World Environment Day falls on June 5, and has done since its inaugural year in 1974. Established by the United Nations Assembly in 1972 – on day one of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment – it was conceived to raise awareness of environmental issues of all kinds, from marine pollution to overpopulation and, of course, global warming.

    The theme this year is 'Beat Plastic Pollution'. Indeed, plastic pollution is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet today. It has been estimated one million plastic bottles were bought every minute, and 13 million tonnes of the stuff finding its way into our oceans each year. This year's campaign calls for people around the world to encourage everyone everywhere to start making simple lifestyle changes to cut plastic out of everyday use for good.

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    As an initiative to create awareness regarding importance of environment, Department of Public Health Dentistry,Saveetha dental college has organized an awareness talk at Government girls high school, Ashok Nagar. The talk focuses on environmental pollution Men had created and easy ways to reduce the burden. The talk also throw light on plastic pollution targeting mainly on Beating plastic use and also suggesting good alternatives.

    As a part of health promotion strategy, as a measure of reinforcement, logos about preserving environment were painted on the walls of Schools. This measure will have a profound effect on the students and will mould them as good environmentalists in future. Really, it couldn't be easier to "BeatPlasticPollution"; it needs the whole effort from each and every individual.



Understanding the Amplicon - The Genetic Photostat

Biomedical Research Unit and Lab Animal Centre (BRULAC) and Dental Research Cell (DRC), Saveetha Dental College has organized a CDE program for I year Postgraduate students on 25th May 2018 on the topic “Understanding the Amplicon - The Genetic Photostat”. The Speaker for the Guest lecture was Dr. L. Kavitha Shankar, Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Ragas Dental College & Hospital, Uthandi, Chennai.Dr.J.Vijayashree Priyadharsini, delivered the welcome address and introduced the speaker to the gathering.


The Speaker, Dr. L. Kavitha Shankar discussed about the quarks of “Polymerase chain reaction”, which is the technique that has revolutionized clinical diagnosis and research. The lecture covered topics pertaining to the history, sources of DNA, components of PCR, its types, and applications in different specialties of dentistry and medicine. Even the intricate details on setting up a PCR reaction and troubleshooting were made more palatable to the audience. The session was interactive with active participation from the students.

Dr. D. Ezhilarasan, Dr. J. Vijayashree Priyadharsini, Dr. A. Padmaraj, the Faculties of BRULAC & DRC presented the certificate and gift to the Speaker Dr. L. Kavitha Shankar. Dr. M. Karthik Ganesh delivered the Vote of Thanks and concluded the session.




Importance and Relevance of Pre-Clinical Studies in Dental Research

The Department of Biomedical Research Unit and Lab Animal Centre (BRULAC) and Dental Research Cell (DRC), Saveetha Dental College has organized a CDE program on “Importance and Relevance of Pre-Clinical in vivo and in vitro Studies in Dental Research” for I year MDS students on 18th May 2018. The Speaker for the Guest lecture was Dr. S. Priya, Reader and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Sathyabama Dental College and Hospital, Chennai.



Dr. M. Karthik Ganesh presented the welcome address and introduced the speaker to the august gathering of Postgraduate students and staffs of Saveetha Dental College.

In her lecture Dr. S. Priya discussed the fundamentals of Research and various fields of research. Then she outlined systematically the pre-clinical trials on in vivo and in vitro models. In each pre-clinical studies, she gave a clear overview about the current studies undergoing and the models available in general and also with respect to dental sciences. It was an apt speech as it fulfilled all needed insights into research and what is required for Postgraduate students at the initial stage of their research carrier. The Speaker correlated all pre-clinical trials with updated experimental examples. The Speaker gave a special emphasis to the in vivo and in vitro experimental studies with lots of dental correlations and applications.

The Speaker Dr. S. Priya was felicitated then presented with certificate and gift by Dr. D. Ezhilarasan, Dr. J. Vijayashree Priyadharsini, Dr. A. Padmaraj. The session was concluded with Vote of Thanks delivered by Mr. N. Ashok Vardhan.



Edify- CAD CAM and Implantology


Students from department of Orthodontics had returned from Korea attending students exchange programme. The shared their experience with joy.

Followed by edify presentation by CAD-CAM department. They had teaching innovations for dental technicians and dentists as well. They gave a glimse of the 3D printing and showcased their work.

The department of implantology proved there excellence once again they had numerous MoUs, funds and CDE progemmes to their credit. 



Edify- Department of aesthetic dentistry

Department of aesthetic dentistry shared few cases done by the department in last few months. They had attended quite a number of national and  international conferences. They had organised Show Case 2018. Also they had signed MoU with Europeon  Aesthetic Society and Dr. Abby Abraham being the country chair of the society.




World Hand Hygiene Day

Department of Microbiology observed the World hand hygiene day on 5th of May 2018 in the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital premises with the motto for the year 2018 as “It’s in your hands. Prevent sepsis in health care”.

The faculties Mr.N.P.Muralidharan, Dr.R.V.Geetha and Dr.A.S.Smiline Girija met the clinicians, laboratory technicians, nursing staff, students, interns and class IV servants with deliberations on the issues with improper hand hygiene and emphasized the need for proper hand hygiene. Special lectures for interns were arranged in the concerned clinical departments. Posters were displayed at all the clinics to create awareness about the hand washing methods and hygienic protocols to be followed in the dental wards. Demonstrations on proper hand washing methods were also portrayed by the faculties.



Edify- Oral Oncology

4th season of oncology edify, started with the introduction of the department members. They also spoke about the new fellowship program they have started. The teaching methodology was highlighted with the intra-operative hands-on training given to the students being stressed on. The various departmental activities like the best paper award received, the chapter contribution in a textbook, paper publications were spoken about. They also spoke about the micro-Vascular cases they did in their department and concluded the edify with the testimonials of their patients.




Demystifying Cleft

Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College has organized a CDE program on “Demystifying Cleft” for I year BDS students in Anatomy Lecture Hall on 2nd May 2018 at 10.00am. The Speaker for the Guest lecture was Dr. S. Maithreyi, MS (General Surgery),   M.Ch. (Plastic Surgery), Assistant Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery,                         Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Porur, Chennai.

The CDE program started in an unusual way, where the Speaker started her presentation before the inaugural address by the Department, as she commenced the session in a friendly approach. The lecture was more like an interactive session and the students were questioned on basic anatomy and various developmental aspects of palate. She then clearly gave an overview of anatomy and development of palate. She also discussed the developmental anomalies of palate and showed videos on corrective surgeries of cleft lip and cleft palate. The students enjoyed the seminar as they actively participated in discussion and diagnosing the different kinds of cleft lip and cleft palate conditions by identifying various photographs in the presentation.

At the end of the seminar the Speaker gifted the students with chocolates who came out with spontaneous answers during the lecture session.

Dr. S. Maithreyi was felicitated and presented with gifts by Mrs. M. S. Thenmozhi, Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy.