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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.