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MASTER CLASS: ORATION SERIES – 17 TH NOVEMBER 2019

The Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology of the Coorg institute of Dental Sciences conducted a Master class: oration series with the former President of the International association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology- Prof. Dr W M Tilakaratne (Former Dean, University or Peradeniya, Sri Lanka). He is a world renowned Oral Pathologist whose contributions to the field are unparalleled. It was indeed an exceptional experience for the undergraduates of the college, Postgraduates and faculty of quite a few specializations from various institutions and ours, who attended the talk. The program was a three day course that included lectures right from the basics and recent concepts with regard to Dr Tilakaratnes’ area of specialization- Oral Submucous Fibrosis, potentially malignant disorders, Cancer, Odontogenic cysts, Odontogenic tumors and Salivary gland diseases. It was a sequence of world class lecture that made every one feel in their comfort zone as he supplemented the talk with numerous anecdotes from his experience with notable personalities in the field. The program came to an end with the department celebrating in advance the International Pathology day that falls on 17 th November, 2019. It was truly enlightening and enjoyable experience.