National Workshop On Adult Orthodontics at I.T.S Dental College , Greater Noida

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1st National Workshop on “Adult Orthodontics : Acceleration & Aesthetics – The Paradigm Shift” at ITS Dental College, Greater Noida I.T.S – Academy of Continuing Education ( I.T.S- ACE) and the Department of Orthodontics  organised a first of its kind National Workshop on ‘Adult Orthodontics’ at ITS Dental College,Hospital & Research Centre, Greater Noida on 1st and 2nd of April, 2016.It was held in association with the Indian Orthodontics Society (IOS) & Orthodontic Study Group of Delhi (OSGOD). The Chief Guest for the inaugural ceremony was Prof. O.P Kharbanda (Director, Centre for Dental Excellence & Research,AIIMS, New Delhi) and Special Invitee was Mr SurenderSood (Chief Adminstrator I.T.S- The Education Group). Also present on the dais were Prof. Anmol S. kalha (Director PG. Studies), Prof. Puneet Ahuja (Principal), Prof. Anil Kr Chandna (vice Principal & Organising Chairman) and Dr Vishal Singh ,Organising Secretary of the workshop. The function was attended by Heads of Department of various colleges across Delhi NCR & North India. Faculty members, Post Graduate students and 300 registered participants from more than 25 dental colleges from across the nation participated in the workshop. Prof. O.P Kharbanda addressed the august gathering and told that dentistry has a bright future for the future generations. He stressed that advancement and keeping oneself abreast with the latest knowledge is the key to success in the field of dentistry. He advised all the budding dentists and orthodontists to work with sincerity and devotion. Prof. Kalha (Director PG. Studies) spoke on the emerging importance of adult orthodontics and the relative paradigm shift in the field of orthodontics. He welcomed the stellar internationally acclaimed guest speakers which included Prof N. R. Krishnaswamy, Prof. Anil K. Chandna, Prof. Pravin S Shetty & Prof. Achint Garg. He also elaborated on the clinical and biological role of adult orthodontics. Dr.Puneet Ahuja extended a warm welcome to all the guests and delegates and appreciated the efforts of the organising team for conducting this kind of workshop. He apprised the audience about the giant strides that I.T.s Dental College , Greater Noida has taken with introducing the latest and most advanced technology in the Institute such as Cone Beam CT (CBCT) Machine, Digital Radiography, Research Penta Head Microscope, Lasers, Operating Microscopes and the upcoming advanced Research Centre. Dr. Anil Kr. Chandna also welcomed the gathering and thanked the participants from across the nation for registering with workshop and making it a success. He introduced the Chief Guest and the  accomplished Guest Speakers.Mr Surender Sood appreciated the efforts of the Dept of Orthodontics in conducting this workshop.He also told the gathering that both the dental colleges of I.T.S- The Education Group are equipped with State- Of- The-Art technology and latest equipments which provides platform for the students to pursue research activities. The function ended with a vote of thanks proposed by Dr Vishal Singh,Organising Secretary. The workshop provided comprehensive focus on accelerated orthodontics, aesthetics, ageing of the face, 3D imaging and diagnostics and self ligation. Day 1: It was marked by the series of lecture on Facial Aesthetics and ageing and 3D assessment and diagnosis. Prof N. R. Krishnaswamy gave the talk on Accelerated Orthodontics – Facts and Fiction. He stressed upon treatment modalities which can reduce the Orthodontic treatment time. He showed various case reports which demonstrated How good aesthetics can be achieved in less duration of time. There was mini Symposium by Prof N. R. Krishnaswamy on self Ligation. Day 2: The 2nd day highlighted the concept of customized digital lingual orthodontics with demonstrations on impression taking, planning treatment, bonding and clinical manipulation of the appliance by Dr Pravin S Shetty. The event unfolded with the last lecture on ‘clinical manipulation of the appliance’ which was subsequently followed by ‘tips and tricks for success’ for the upcoming postgraduates of orthodontics. Positive feedback was received by the participants and other faculty members about the workshop. The one and a half day event provided simple solutions to complex orthodontic problems while being aligned with recent updates in the field which helped the participating budding orthodontists in developing an edge over the others in clinical competency.

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