Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore recently procured the latest version and state of the art CAD CAM (computer aided design computer aided manufacture) system by DENTSPLY Sirona. This new digital acquisition is the latest highlight in the Institution’s constant commitment and endeavor to be global leaders in dental education and oral health care. The facility was inaugurated by Dr. H.S Ballal, honorable Pro Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education(MAHE), Manipal on 4th December, 2019 at the Medical Education Department,Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. Dr. Surendra Shetty, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr. Poornima Baliga, Pro Vice Chancellor ( Faculty of Health Sciences), Dr. Dilip G Naik, Dean, MCODS(Mangalore) Associate Deans of MCODS(Mangalore) Dr. Ashita Uppoor and Dr. Premlatha Shetty, Dr. M.V. Prabhu,Dean,KMC(Mangalore) , Dr. Alfred Augustine, Additional Dean,KMC (Mangalore) and Associate Deans,KMC(Mangalore) - Dr. Bhaskaran Unnikrishnan and Dr. Nuthan Kamath also graced the occasion. The inaugural ceremony commenced with a prayer to the Almighty followed by a very warm welcome by the dynamic Dean, Dr. Dilip G. Naik. Dr. Poornima Baliga, Pro Vice Chancellor ((Faculty of health sciences),MAHE then formally launched the two new social media handles of MCODS, Mangalore –Twitter and Instagram. The college E-newsletter “Communique” showcases the achievements of students and faculty as well as CDE programs conducted by the institution.It is prepared and published by each department in turn, every quarter and is circulated to the parents,alumni and several prestigious dental colleges across the country and the globe. Dr. V Surendra Shetty,Pro VC,Mangalore campus did the honour of formally releasing the latest issue of the same. Dr. Shobha Rodrigues,Professor and Head,Department of Prosthodontics then briefed us about the details of the Inlab CAD/CAM system and its several advantages from the patient’s as well as the doctor’s perspective. Our ever inspiring, honorable Pro Chancellor Dr. H.S. Ballal was the Chief Guest of the ceremony and he enthralled the audience with his ready wit and words of encouragement. The ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Karthik Shetty, Professor and Head, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics.
December 17, 2019