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31st Founder's Day- SIMATS(DU)

The 31st Founders’ day is yet another memorable day for the Saveetha family. The event went on from 10.00 am in the morning till 4.00pm in the evening with an one hour break for the lunch. The event started with the traditional lighting of kuthuvilaku and welcome dance.

The were 5 life time achievement awards across various fields and two young achiever award. The life time achievers are Honourable Justice M. Jaichandran, Prof. (Padmashri) C.U. Velmurugendran, Prof. Dr. Shyamala Chandrasekhar, Mr. K. Balasubramaniyan, Prof.R. Venkatachalapathy and the young achiever’s are Dr K Senthil Kumar, Baby. Athena D Veeraiyan.

The chief guest of the event Mr. A. Kaliamoorthy IPS, gave a motivational speech to the gathering. He told the students to focus more on education and emphasised on how education alone can shape their future. The chief guest was facilitated by Our chancellor.

Founder, Chancellor, Dr.N.M.Veeraiyan, SIMATS addressed the gathering. He shared his struggle and perseverance towards the university and emphasised that all of us should grow like him. With that the forenoon session came to an end.

The afternoon session was the most eventful that our university gave cash prize worth Rs.1,50,00,000/- for top 5 students across all the institutions under the university and for every year. Also the award winners of various conferences were honoured. Departments were ranked according to the total CAFE score and awarded from rank 59 to 1. The Best Publication award was given to Dr.Rajesh Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Best Researcher award was won by Dr. Senthil Kumar, Research Department and Best Faculty Award was won by Dr. Vishnupriya, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry.

Dr.N.D.Jayakumar, Dean Saveetha Dental Dental College was elevated to the post of Dean of faculty on that day and Dr.Sheeja Varghese took over as the Dean of Saveetha Dental College. The ceremony came to an end with Vote of Thanks and National Anthem.

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Students Exchange Programme

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Student from Mahsa University, Malaysia came to Saveetha Dental College. They attended a student observer ship programme for two weeks from 27th October 2018 to 10th November 2018. Students were happy and impressed with the exposure. They were taken aback with the patient inflow and infrastructure. They also participated in interactive sessions.

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World Radiology Day- 8th November 2018

The Department of OralMedicine and Radiology organised a programme on radiation protection for the Interns. They were given an insight on how to design their private practise set up to provide an radiation protective working area for the operator, patient and environment. Students were given ideas on how to position their x-ray machine their practice area be it a 150 sq,ft space or 1500 sq.ft space.

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Festival of light..

Deepavali, Festival of light was celebrated by our institution on 2nd November 2018. With the blessings of our Founder, Chancellor Dr.N.M. Veeraiyan sweets and crackers were distributed by to all the staffs in the university by Dr. Deepak Nallaswamy, Director of Academics, Saveetha Dental College. Our University focused on the wellbeing of its faculty and other staffs. Hence, on every special occasion they keep a foot forward to ensure the happiness of the faculty.

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Insignia 2018

On the eve of 27 th October 2018, it was raining awards in Saveetha Dental College.

Insignia 2018 an extravagant event, recognized and rewarded the efforts of students and staffs

for the year 2017-18. The event was graced by the presence of esteemed chief guests Dr. Sai

Kumar, Dr. Elanchezhiyan Manickan, Dr. K. Vivekananda Subrmania Nathan, Dr.H.Devaraj,

Dr.Jayakara SM and Dr. P.S.Thaha.

The evening began with the lighting of the kuthuvillaku by the chief guests which was

followed by the award ceremony and cultural events by the students. Dental technicians, Dental

mechanics, BDS students, MDS students ,Teaching and Non teaching staffs were rewarded

based on various criterias.

The dental technicians and mechanics were awarded for their excellence in academics

and clinical work. Naresh Kumar S (1 st year dental technician) won the 1 st place in both the

categories. Among the dental mechanics Kathiravan K (1 st year), Ajith K , Lokeshwari L(2 nd yr)

and Jeeva (3 rd year) bagged the first place in academics. In the clinical category, the 1 st place was

won by Ravi(1 st year), Balaji (2 nd year) and Chikkandar (3 rd year).

The chief guest for first year BDS awards was Dr P Sai Kumar, Dean of Sree Balaji

Medical College. The awards were given for the subjects Anatomy, Dental Anatomy,

Physiology, Biochemistry, Forensic Odontology and Behavioural Science. The students with

most number of publications were given awards along with the oral all toppers. Shamaa

Anjum.A , Thaslima Nandhini .J, Yuvashree C S were the stars of the ceremony as they bagged

awards in almost all the categories. 6 students from the first year were given the research topper

award for 4 publications in scopus indexed journals.

Dr.Elanchezhiyan Manickam awarded the IInd BDS students for their acheivements in 8

academic subjects and research publications. The overall toppers were Praniti.T, Keerthiga

Nagarajan, Keshaav Krishnaa.P, Trinina Somas Kandhan and Cinthura.C. Keshaav Krishnaa.P

also baggaed the research topper award with 4 publications in indexed journals.

The third year BDS students received the awards from the hands of Dr. K. Vivekananda

Subramanian Nathan. The students were awarded for the subjects General Medicine, General

Surgery, Oral Pathology and additional subjects, Medical Emergencies, Imageology and Practice

Management. Vaishali. S received a total of 7 awards, including the Overall Topper. In the

Clinical Awards Category, the maximum number of awards was bagged by Ahmed Hilal Sheriff

K. Sarveshkumar. J won the Research Topper awarded . The other overall Toppers included

Aniruddh Menon, Subashri A, Kalyani P and Kiruthika P.

Dr.H. Devaraj awarded the Final BDS students for their performance in 10 academic

subjects, clinicals and research publications. The overall toppers were Mokshi.R.Jain, Harsha. L,

Renuka.S, Khushali.K.Shah and Prema Sivakumar. The research topper was Hemani.K with 4

publications in scopus indexed journals.

The hardwork of the Interns was recognised with the clinical award for the maximum

number of prcedures. It was handed over by Dr. Jayakara.SM. Chandini Ravikumar for Oral

medicine and Oral surgery, Harini NS for Public Health Dentistry and Periodontics,

Bharaadwaj.B for conservative dentistry, Balaji.R for Prosthodontics, Muthu Laakshmi.G for

pedodontiics and Priyangaa A/P Sathasivam for Orthodontics were awarded. The best intern of

the year award was given to Dr.Harini NS. The research Topper award was given to Devishree

with 6 publications.

Dr. Jayakara.SM also handed over the awards to the postgraduates based on maximum

procedures done in the year 2017-2018 in their representative departments. Jayapriya.R for Oral

Medicine, Janani K for Oral Surgery, E.Maheshwari for Public Health Dentistry, Arun Kumar

for Conservative Dentistry, Sneha Ketan Gada for Prosthodontics, Priyanka for Periodontics,

Veerale Dinesh Panchal for Pedodontics, Arya.S.Prasad for Orthdontics and Rahul Mohandas for

Oral Pathology bagged the awards. Pravinya.S won the best researcher award for 6 publications

and among the 2nd year Postgraduates, Janani K,Vaishnavi and M.Keerthana bagged the award

with 5 publications.

Clinic 2 won the best clinic award for their robust 39,931 procedures and for treating

16,979 patients. The Departments with the highest academic scores were Oral Surgery and

Microbiology. The departments with highest Batch average Prosthodontics and Biochemistry.

The Academic award for highest number of distinctions was bagged by the department of

.Among the faculty, Dr.Vishnu Priya was awarded the Best Faculty with the highest CAFE

Score.  The Best Research Department was won by Prosthdontics. The Overall Best department

awards was won by the Departments of Biochemistry and Prosthodontics.

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Educational Trip for Post Graduates

The Department of conservative dentistry and Endodontics organised an educational trip in IIT Madras for the post graduates of Endodontics and Prosthodontics. The intention of this field trip is to give a wide knowledge about the various equipment’s available such as Scanning electron microscope, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy ,FT Raman, Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy, Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry, Nuclear magnetic resonance for solid and liquid. This will definitely improvise the knowledge of the post graduates and motivate them to select better dissertation topics and other short term research projects.

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Bringing Innovation and New Ideas To Painless Dentistry

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics conducted a guest lecture on “Bringing

Innovation and New Ideas To Painless Dentistry “; presented by Dr. V. Sri Prakash, Orthodontistand Oral Implantologist on 26.10.18 at Watson and Crick Hall, Saveetha Dental College.

Platelets play a critical role in haemostasis and healing process as they are a rich source of

growth factors. Several techniques have been used to collect platelet concentrate. CGF technique

is one of the most effective and simple to prepare, 1-step preparation of a fibrin matrix that is

larger, denser and richer in Growth factors. It is autologous, upgraded version of PRF and

boosted Growth Factors and CD34+ cells. CGF in regenerative surgery should therefore be

considered as a multifactorial stimulation system. The lecture highlighted on the versatility and

multiplicity of its application, which makes it stand out from other techniques proposed so far.

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HARD TISSUE LASERS-CDE PROGRAM

The Department of Periodontics organized a CDE program on hard tissue lasers on 17/10/2018 by, Dr Vidhyaa Hari Iyer who has completed her Fellowship in Laser Dentistry from the University of Genova, Italy. The program aimed at both undergraduate and postgraduate students, started with an introductory lecture on hard tissue lasers, which was then followed by a live demo on the patients and non-clinical hands-on for the program participants.

Hard tissue lasers are the trending, painless alternative to conventional surgical procedures

and the participants were actively engaged with lively lectures and hands on using the hard-

tissue laser (Biolase). Various periodontal procedures like gingivectomy and laser-assisted

debridement was performed by the Dr Vidhyaa and there was an interactive question-answer

session with the particpants. There were 32 participants including the national delegates. The

entire day was actively engaged brain-storming sessions, knowledge-transfer, lively lectures and hands-on demo with hard tissue lasers.

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Ayutha Pooja & Saraswathi Pooja Celebration

“Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays”

We believe in holistic development of the young minds we groom. They learn traditional values and morals along with their academic curriculum in our institution. On 18th October 2018, Saveetha Dental College celebrated ayusha pooja and Saraswathy pooja. Followed by the pooja was the distribution of prasad for the students and faculty.

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SU-SWAGAT

SU-SWAGAT

(Saveetha University – Students Welfare and Gender Awareness Training)

(8th Oct’18 & 9th Oct’18)


SU-Swagat – Meaning ‘Welcome’, a programme designed as a token of welcoming the freshers (New Candidates) amalgamated with students welfare activities and gender sensitivity programmes. It is being organized every academic year. 

Welfare Of Students Is An Important Part Of This Institution. Oriented towards holistic environment, the institution has many opportunities for the promotion of overall development of students.

SU-SWAGAT Provides ample scope, opportunities and facilities for the all-round development of personality and leadership qualities among the students. The students are grouped into several teams. Each team consists of equal representation form freshers and existing students of various academic years.

The programme comprised of team building activities, leadership development skills, debates, group discussions, clay modeling, Tug of War and various games. Team building activities help the students to develop the sense of socialization and instigate leadership qualities. It paves way to familiarize with fellow students. Students learn the habit of pardoning with fellow members in daily life. Open discussions lead to magnanimity among the group members. Group discussions help in the development of leadership skills and the art of listening. 

The program also comprised of difficulties earlier faced by the students in day-to-day life and in academic career.  

Gender Sensitivity Program:

The concept of gender sensitivity has been developed as a way to reduce barriers to personal and economic development created by sexism. Gender sensitivity helps to generate respect for the individual regardless of sex. 

Gender sensitivity is not about pitting women against men. On the contrary, education that is gender sensitive benefits members of both sexes. It helps them determine which assumptions in matters of gender are valid and which are stereotyped generalizations. Gender awareness requires not only intellectual effort but also sensitivity and open mindedness. It opens up the widest possible range of life options for both women and men. 

Students are encourages to speak on gender issues and educated on its applicability in daily life as well as in professional career. 

With all the above activities the program by means of holistic approach gives no space for ragging. 




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Kinetics of Polymerization in Composite resin-Guest Lecture

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics organised a guest lecture on “Kinetics of Polymerization in Composite resin”on 21.9.18 presented by Dr. D. Sihivahanan, Reader, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SRM Katankulathur Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai. The study of polymerization kinetics is of great interest in dentistry, particularly for restorative composites. The rate at which that reaction takes place influences not only the final degree of conversion but also some of the important physical and mechanical properties of the final material. The guest lecture focused on how the polymerization progress is important for researchers developing new materials and for clinicians to obtain the best performance out of the final restoration.

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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.

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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
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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.

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CDE Programme on Trefoil Implant system

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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

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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”.          

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