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"QUEST" – 2018 (GRADUATE DENTAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM) - 27TH TO 28TH FEBRUARY 2018

The International Dental Educationists Association (IDEA) in collaboration with the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet; hosted the Second Annual Graduate Dental Science Symposium at the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet on the 27th and 28th February 2018. The Symposium was inaugurated by Prof Satoshi Nagasaka, Member, Board of Directors, Japan Association for UNHCR and Professor of Orthodontics, Tsurumi University, Japan.

Dr. Sunil Muddaiah, Dean, Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, in his address said India’s share in Global Research is nothing short of frustrating. A nation with such dismal figures in Research has the largest network of educational institutions in the world!! It is in this backdrop that the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences decided to host the Annual Graduate Dental Symposium for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. Every year the Symposium will host more than 300 students from all over World for a series of paper and e-poster presentations which will include: Original Research, Reviews, Case Reports and Technical notes.

It is in this backdrop that the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences decided to host the first Annual Graduate Dental Symposium for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. The Symposium was attended by 800 students from all over India for a series of paper and e-poster presentations which included: Original Research, Reviews, Case Reports and Technical notes.

Prof. Satoshi Nagasaka in his speech applauded Dr. Sunil Muddaiah for initiating such international level scientific programs. He stressed upon the importance of such knowledge sharing programs and requested all the researchers to utilize such platforms to spread the research knowledge globally.

Dr. K.C. Ponnappa the Principal, Dr. Jithesh Jain Vice-Principal, Coorg Institue of Dental Sciences, Student Council President Ms. Shringa Amritheswari and Secretary Ms. Prarthana Sudheep were presided on the dais.

Guest lectures by renowned International Researchers gave lecturers to sensitize the younger generation in the essence and intricacies of Scientific Research.

This program was followed by the inauguration of "NIDRA" clinic. A centre for sleep disordered breathing by guest Air Cmdr. Balakrishnan Jayan Air Force Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore.

The prizes for the events were sponsored by :
Department of Oral Medicine – Table Clinic
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Gray’s Anatomy
Department of Oral Pathology – DR. SHERLOCK
Department of Periodontics – Pictionary
Department of Prosthodontics – Quiz
Department of Orthodontics – Collage
Department of Conservative and Endodontics Dentistry - Pedagogy
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry - Spellathon

The detail of winner and runners in each event are mentioned below-
1. POSTERS
CASE REPORTS
I PRIZE Varuni Iyer, Uroosa Aymen EP 111 SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad.
II PRIZE Anoohya P, Shiny Jasper EP 153 SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad.
III PRIZE Ashwini, Soundarya EP 166 M.S. Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore
REVIEW
I PRIZE Padma Swetha, Indra A. EP125 Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences , Virajpet
Kruthi M.S., Niharika R.V EP154 Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore
II PRIZE Varshita Reddy EP114 Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences , Virajpet
Arpitha A, Bindushree B.C. EP150 KLE Society’s Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore
III PRIZE Monica R, Sitara Subbaiah EP115 Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences , Virajpet
Keerthi, Krishanunni, Akshata Ohm RA115 Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore