Dr. Sunil Muddaiah, Dean, Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, in his address mentioned that the college has postgraduate training programmes in all specialities of dentistry and that this premier dental institute has produced fine dentists, clinicians and academicians, who have spread all over the world. He also said that a host of foreign research scholars will be visiting the Institution from Europe, North America and South East Asia this year as a part of the MOU’s signed between their Dental School’s and the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences.
Prof. Waranun Buajeeb, Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University, Thailand was Chief Guest of the function, Congratulated graduating batch on the exemplary performance and also stressed on the faculty support available at Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences. She also emphasized on the graduates maintaining the responsibility and dignity of the profession. Prof. Wipada Lerdrit, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University, Thailand and Prof. Satoshi Nagasaka, Refugee Project Director, Centre for International Exchange, School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi University, Japan were the Guests of Honor at this function. In his address Dr. Satoshi Nagasaka expressed his happiness at being present for the 14th Graduation Ceremony of the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, he spoke about the importance of basics and professional life and also appreciated the commitment of Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences in ensuring the students graduated with a strong foundation in basics he urged students to give back something the future generation because value of life his measured by how much to given to society rather than by how much is earned.
Prof. Dr. Sunil Muddaiah announced the Gold Medal winners. The "Postgraduate Gold Medal for Academics” was won by Dr. Fouzia Begum and the Medal was presented by our Chief Guest Prof. Waranun Buajeeb. The "Kanjithanda M Kushalappa Graduate Gold Medal for Academic Excellence" was won by Dr. Sneha Pramod the Medal was presented by Dr. Wipada Lerdrit lastly "K Ponnamma Kushalappa Graduate Gold Medal for Overall Excellence" was won by Dr. Gishelle Swapna Quadros and Medal was presented by Prof. Satoshi Nagasaka.