National Science Fest 2K17 was celebrated on 28th February 2017 at IGIDS to commemorate Sir C V Raman’s contribution in Science. Inter-collegiate table clinic competition was organised in association with scientific and academic program as a part of National Science Fest 2K17 at preclinical lab, Department of Prosthodontics, Old block, IGIDS, between 9 AM to 12.30 PM. The objectives of the program were to inculcate and nurture scientific interest among the growing undergraduate clinical dental students and provide them a platform for expressing their ideas, concepts or a procedure in a table. Eminent judges for the inter-collegiate competition were Prof Thillai Nayagam, Principal, Adhiparasakthi Dental College and Hospital, Melmaruvathur and Dr Senthil Nathan, Principal, Sri Venkateshwaraa Dental College, Pondicherry. A total of 81 comprising of 38 external and 43 in house candidates actively participated in the table clinic competition. The external participants were from eight colleges namely Rajah Mutiah Dental College and Hospital (Chidambaram), Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital (Chennai), Adhiparasakthi Dental College and Hospital (Melmaruvathur), Tagore Dental College and Hospital (Rathinamangalam), Saveetha Dental College and Hospital (Chennai), Babuji Dental College and Hospital (Davengere), Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences (Pondicherry) and SRM (Kaatan Kullathur).
Simultaneously, patient educational poster and 2D model competition was also held for preclinical dental students at 3rd and 4th floor, new block, IGIDS. The competition was judged by Prof. Mohammed Hanifa, Department of General Medicine, MGMCRI, SBV and Prof. Sumathi, Child Health Nursing, KGNC. A total of 41 students actively competed and won prizes. Post lunch, the prizes for the winners of the table clinic, poster and 2D model competitions were given during the external oration program held at ground floor, MGMCRI.
The following were the prize winners of the table clinic competition
First – Ms Sowbarnika & Ms Barani Priya, IGIDS
Second – Ms Akilandeshwari & Ms Archana, SRM
Third – Ms Sangatamil & Ms Udhayan, Adhiparasakthi Dental College and Hospital
Ms Kavya & Ms Elsie, IGIDS
The following were the prize winners of the patient education poster and 2D model competitions.
1 Ms Kavya & Ms Bhuvaneshwari, Best poster
2 Ms Indira Priyadarshini & Ms Sriniranchana, Best 2D model