The Department Of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College – Chennai conducted a 4 day (30 hour) credit course titled: “Contemporary Concepts In Oral Medicine – Diagnosis, Management, Discovery and Beyond !!” from July 1st – 4th ,2019.
Dr. Nathaniel S. Treister, Chief of the Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and current Vice President of the American Academy Of Oral Medicine ( AAOM). The course was coordinated by Dr. Arvind Muthukrishnan, Professor and Department Head of Oral Medicine at Saveetha Dental College.
The course was attended by 60 delegates from all over India. The audience included oral medicine postgraduates as well as several senior faculty members. The course covered all aspects of oral medicine from international oral medicine practice, mucosal disorders and management, oral oncology, research in oral medicine, and professionalism. This innovative micro teaching and small group discussion credit course which is first of its kind in India was well appreciated by all delegates who thoroughly benefited from the unique teaching modality, table top clinics and case scenarios, hands on training, and group projects. The course was also awarded 24 CDE points by DCI.
This course effectively highlighted the scope and importance of oral medicine practice amongst the postgraduates and oral medicine practitioners in India.
A MoU was signed between Saveetha Dental College and Oral Medicine Department Of Harvard School Of Dental Medicine ( HSDM ) for cooperation in research and exchange of scientific information.The events were reported in a leading Indian national news paper – The Indian Express