MCODS, Mangalore bags Innovation Day Award

Team MCODS, Mangalore has won the first place in the institution category of Innovation Day 2015 of Manipal Academy of Higher Education held on 19.12.2015. Innovation by Dr. Srikant N and Dr. Ravindra Kotian have won the first place in the individual category and Post graduates of the Department of Periodontology won the second place. The achievement is laudable as this is the second time MCODS, Mangalore is bagging this prestigious title.

December 22, 2015

First Prize

There were 39 innovations that was showcased by the participating institutes. Among the innovations the innovation titled “Telepath: smartphone adaptor for Microscope” was adjudged the best innovation. Dr. Srikant N, Additional Professor, Department of Oral Pathology and Dr. Ravindra Kotian, Head of the Department, Department of Dental Materials conceptualized the Telepath that enables smartphones to be attached to the microscope optics facilitating image acquisition and transmission for teaching, diagnosis and photomicrographic records. 


Second Prize

The team representing Department of Periodontology bagged the second prize for their invention “Dental Go-Pro”: Dentists third eye. Their invention of an intraoral camera with a mouth mirror is useful for intraoral visualization, patient education and teaching. The innovation was discussed efficiently by Dr. LNV Kamakshi Alekhya, Dr. Gayathri S and Dr. Chakradhar, Postgraduates in Department of Periodontics. The project was guided and supported by Dr. Dilip Naik, Dean, Dr. Ashitha Uppoor, Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics and Dr. Ravindra Kotian, Head, Department of Dental Materials. 


“CurAc- Tricure auto acrylizer” was the invention displayed by Dr. Ravindra Kotian, Head, Department of Dental Materials and Mr. Ashok, Engineer at MCODS, Mangalore.  The project was supported by Dr. Dilip Naik Dean, MCODS, Mangalore. The novel comprehensive single-unit acrylizer has automated settings for three different cycles of curing with a flexible hot water and detergent flushing system (Flexiflush) allowing wax removal from the undercuts of dewaxed dental flasks. 


“A novel system of defluoridation of water” was the innovation presented by Dr. Rajesh G, Additional Professor, Department of Public Health dentistry. The invention enables a single packet delivery of defluoridation chemicals to make the water potable.