The Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry in association with Scientific & Academic Forum organized its 1st Continuing Dental Education programme titled “Le Pedo Colloquium” on 15th November, 2014 at the Lecture hall in 2nd floor of Medical College Block, MGMCRI. The CDE program was accredited with 6 credit points by the Puducherry State Dental Council. Five eminent guest speakers were invited ; Dr. Nikhil Marwah M.D.S.( Professor, Dept. of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan), Dr. Sharath Asokan, M.D.S, M.Sc, MPhil, Ph D.( Professor, Dept. of Pedodontics, KSR Institute of Dental Science & Research, Tiruchengode), Dr. V. Arun Prasad Rao, M.D.S.( Professor & HOD, Dept. of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, MGPGI, Pondicherry), Dr. Joby Peter, M.D.S. ( Professor,Dept. of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital) & Dr. M.S.Muthu, M.D.S., PhD. (Professor & HOD, Dept. of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai) The target audience for the CDE program were the interns, PGs and Faculty. An E poster competition for the interns on the topic “ Pediatric Dentistry- Evolution to Revolution” was also conducted.
Total number of registrations was 137 (the participant colleges were: Aadhiparasakthi Dental College, Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Annamalai, Thai Moogambikai Dental College, Ramachandra Dental College, Porur, KSR Dental College, Tiruchengode & IGIDS). The program began with an inauguration ceremony at 9.30 AM. Prof. G.S.Prathima, Head of the Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, IGIDS welcomed the gathering. The guest speakers were felicitated with bouquet and memento. The program was inaugurated by Prof. Carounanidy Usha, Principal IGIDS. Dr. Sanguida.A, Senior Lecturer, Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, IGIDS delivered the vote of thanks.
The scientific session began at 10.15AM after high tea. The first session was a skype presentation and discussion on ‘Critical Appraisal of Publications” by Dr. Nikhil Marwah from Jaipur, Rajasthan. The E poster presentations were sandwiched between the guest lectures. A total of nine E posters were presented and were judged by the guest speakers and Dr. Sajeev, Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, IGIDS. The second lecture was on Child Psychology ‘Made for each other’ by Dr. Sharath Asokan, followed by ‘Keys to successful behavior management’ by Dr. Arun Prasad Rao. The post lunch sessions were on ‘Children with special health care needs- Revisiting the basics’ by Dr.M.S.Muthu & ‘Early orthodontic treatment- When & Why’ by Dr. Joby Peter. This was followed by the prize distribution for the three best E posters. The program concluded at 5 PM with a tea.