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.