Certificate Course in 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Certificate Course in 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography to be held from 4-7th September 2019 at Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology , MCODS Mangalore.

Start Date: September 04, 2019

End Date: September 07, 2019

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The IDA Symposium was organised on 15th October 2019 by the Indian Dental Association Dakshin Kannada branch, in association with Cade Centre for Advanced Dental Education and Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore in Marena, Mangalore. The students of the different Dental colleges in Dakshin Kannada namely MCODS Mangalore, MCODS Manipal, Yenepoya Dental College, A J Shetty Dental College, K V G Sulia, Srinivas Dental College and A B Shetty dental college participated. Many events such as Quiz, Spellathon, Collage, Soap carving, Poster presentation, Pot Pourri, Table clinic and Dental Olympics were conducted. There were 210 students who had participated in the Symposium. The events were judged by very renowned, knowledgable and talented judges whos’ expertise included not just Dentistry but also journalism, TV anchoring and graphic designing. All the participants showed a lot of enthusiasm and creativity in their respective events. The event was concluded with the Valedictory ceremony with the Chief Guest as Dr. Dilip G. Nayak, Dean MCODS Mangalore. The other guests were Dr. Karthik Shetty, Dr. Hemant, Dr. Nandita Shenoy and Dr. Imran. MCODS Manipal, with their remarkable performance bagged the winners trophy. The winners of the various events conducted, were given certificates but as Dr. Dilip said “At the end of the day, dentistry won”.

Event: CPD program ‘Pedoapp 2019’ titled “Mobile and Mobility”, Workshop on Ergonomics and Mobile Dental Photograpy by Paedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore on 11th October 2019 at KMC Medical Education Hall, Light House Hill Road. Resource Person: Dr. Vaibhav Patni M.D.S., Pediatric and Preventive Dentist, Certified Nutritionist and Fitness Consultant, Wardha, Maharashtra. Dr. Dilip G Naik, Dean, MCODS, Mangalore graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Sixty-four delegates attended the program from the Departments of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of MCODS, Mangalore and neighboring dental colleges including Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal; AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Yenepoya Dental College, AJ Institute of Dental Sciences and Private practitioners. Dr. Karuna Y.M was the Master of Ceremonies for the program. Dr. Suprabha BS welcomed the audience and introduced them to the CPD program. Dr. Ashwin Rao introduced the speakers. Dr. Charisma Thimmaiah rendered the vote of thanks. The resource person conducted hands on session in which he demonstrated the art of taking good clinical photographs using mobile phones and also supervised and directed the delegates during the hands on. The event also focused on the importance of ergonomic interventions to maintain optimal health and improve the quality of dentistry with an activity based session. The program was well appreciated by all the delegates.

My volunteering exchange in Surabaya, Indonesia (through AIESEC) helped me to grow into a mature and more confident individual. The day I was leaving, anyone could spot the anxiety on my face- even the immigration officer expressed his concern. I was nervous as travelling internationally-that too alone- was an entirely new experience for me. The envy that came with not being able to go home during the holidays, unlike my other friends, did not help things either. But once I reached there all my apprehensions vanished. My host family, a few local project volunteers and the OC president came to receive me. In my host family’s house, I had a roommate (who was from Vietnam) and she made my stay in Indonesia much more enjoyable. My group had 3 other exchange participants. From the next day, our work started. We had daily meetings with one of the government’s committees and they used to give us information regarding HIV/AIDS and the status of the disease in their country. We also met doctors, who informed us about the medical and psychological aspects of the disease. One of the best parts of the project was to meet the patients, interact with them and sometimes we never even knew that the person we are talking to is the patient himself. We also conducted awareness campaigns in schools and residential areas-informing the people all about the disease and ways to prevent it. This was a great experience as we were on the other side of the classroom Wary of the experiences of dull Jack, we had fun too- learning the local language of “Bahasa” and the famous Indonesian art form “Batik”. Daily after work, we used to go out together: either for lunch or dinner and try the authentic delicacies. We had mini trips to Yogyakarta and Malang. There was a particularly memorable experience: the Global Village Day. Volunteers from 22 countries were grouped and given booths - on India’s, we had a huge crowd just for the FOOD. Then every country had to give a performance which depicts their culture and everyone went wild watching ours and later joined us. Indonesians have a great craze for Indian culture- this was one day which I will remember even in the last days of my life: because representing my country was indeed a moment of pride for me. Before I even realised, my time in this land was over. These 5 weeks gave me the memories which make me smile every day; there is not even a day when I don’t remember them. This experience is special to me because it taught me to smile no matter what, and made me independent. Although it sounds very melodramatic, I was nervous when I was sitting at the airport again. Only this time it was because I knew when I returned, studies were waiting for me and I just wanted to run back to the people to whom I just bade goodbye. These words can only express a fraction of what I experienced, but memories of my trip are infinite.

The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, MCODS Mangalore, conducted the Certificate course in Minor Oral Surgery from 1st September 2019 to 30th September 2019. Three BDS graduates enrolled for the course and attended the lectures, presentations, hands-on training on simulators in the Clinical Skills Lab and patient care in the Clinics to successfully complete the course under the guidance of Course Coordinator, Dr. Arvind R and the Faculty of Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. The certificate awarding ceremony was presided over by the Dean, Dr. Dilip G. Naik and the candidates shared their experiences and valuable feedback.

Dr. Karthik Shetty, Professor & Head, Department of Conservative dentistry was adjudged 2nd in Scientific Paper Presentation at the 34th Indian Association of Endodontics National Conference held in Mumbai on 29th November-1st December 2019.