The Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, MCODS, Mangalore in association with the MCODS Mangalore Orthodontic Alumni Association(MMOAA) successfully conducted the third “Dr. V Surendra Shetty – Dr. Subraya Mogra Endowment Oration” on 5th July,2022

The inaugural program commenced with a warm welcome rendered by Dr. Supriya Nambiar, HoD and Chief Convenor, MMOAA. The chief guest for the function was Dr. PLNG Rao, Pro VC (Medical and Dental Sciences), MAHE. Dr. Dilip G. Naik, Pro VC (Mangalore campus), Dr. Ashita Uppoor, Dean, and Associate Deans Dr. Premlatha Shetty and Dr. Junaid Ahmed graced the occasion with their presence. Dr. Arathi Rao, Co-ordinator of Alumni Relations, MCODS, Mangalore was also present along with several members of the MMOAA. The program was conducted in a hybrid mode. A felicitation program for senior alumni of batch 88-89 was conducted.Dr. Sasil Poonnen, Dr. V. Krupanidhi, Dr. L. Ananth, and Dr. Ramesh Vinjamuri were felicitated via online mode through zoom. Dr. Jojoe Chettupuzha was felicitated in person.

The guest orator was Dr. K. Jyothindra Kumar, an academician, educator and researcher par excellence. He has held several distinguished positions such as President- IOS, Founder Secretary of IBO, Editor of JIOS and many more; during his long and illustrious career.The topic of the oration was “Digital Orthodontics: Understanding the new era”. Dr. Jyothindra Kumar spoke extensively on how digitisation has revolutionized diagnosis and treatment planning in orthodontics and also makes it possible to achieve far greater precision in treatment outcomes.

The oration was a very informative and enriching learning experience for its vast audience which comprised of over 250 participants including several renowned clinicians and senior alumni from all over the globe