A half day Continuing Professional Development Program “Cone Beam Computed Tomography – Sharing the expertise” was conducted by the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, MCODS Manipal on 4th August, 2017 at the Lecture Hall , Centre for Basic Sciences, Manipal, . Dr. Vineetha R., Head of Department, Oral Medicine and Radiology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal welcomed the dignitaries, invitees and the participants of the course and provided the brief overview of the program.
The chief guest for this inaugural ceremony was Dr. Poornima Baliga, Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal was the chief guest of the program. She emphasized the role of CBCT in diagnosis and treatment planning and asserted the need to maximize the use of this modality to enhance our radiological expertise. Dr. Keerthilatha M Pai, Dean of MCODS, Manipal also addressed the gathering
Dr. P D Shirke, Chief consultatnt Insight CBCT Centre from Mumbai was our resource person. He discussed various interesting case scenarios and provided a comprehensive overview regarding numerous applications of CBCT in various dental specialties. The CPD program was extended further as refresher training progarm in the afternoon session as well as the next day and provided an insight to the various software applications of CBCT including Implant planning, Nerve Tracing, Orthognathic surgical planning, Virtual surgery, Endodontic applications, Cephalometric analysis and 3D reconstruction and printing.
This program was attended by about 168 participants including Faculty, Postgraduate and undergraduate students of MCODS, Manipal as well as private practioners and Dental students from Kerala