The Department of Periodontology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal organized a Continuing Professional Development Program entitled “Pharmacotherapeutics in Plaque Control” on 17th February, 2016 in association with the Himalaya Drug Company Ltd.

Dr.C. Mallikarjuna Rao, the Principal of Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal, was the guest of honor for the inaugural function.

Dr. D Sreedhar, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Management, Dr. Vaheed, Manager of scientific services, Himalaya Drug Company and Dr. Arun Kumar MS, Professor in the Department of Periodontology, Yenepoya College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore were the honorable speakers for the program. 

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They delivered lectures on Clinical trials and Clinical Trial registry-India, Role of Phytopharmaceuticals in dentistry and Chemical Plaque control-Is it an Absolute necessity? respectively.

About 47 participants, including the postgraduates and faculty of Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, benefitted from this program. They got an insight on the various aspects of clinical trials and their registry in India, which is one of the most difficult aspect of research. Besides, current concepts on the applications of phytochemicals as well as chemical plaque control added to the knowledge of the participants.