Ludhiana: Christian Dental College, Ludhiana conducted a continuing dental education programme (CDE) on ‘DENTAL REHABILITATION OF PATIENTS SPECIAL NEEDS’ at the Guy Constable Auditorium, CMC-Ludhiana. This programme was inaugurated by Dr. Abraham G. Thomas, Director, CMC-Ludhiana who was the Chief Guest of the occasion. Dr. Abraham G Thomas is a pioneer and a stalwart in the field of micro-vascular surgery and reconstructive surgery. In his inaugural address to the nearly 150 delegates, who have come from the different parts of North India, Dr. Abraham emphasized the need of multi-speciality team effort for doing the best in the interest of the patient rather than personal interests.
This programme was accredited by the Punjab dental council with 12 CDE points. The main faculty for this programme were, Dr. Sherry Peter (MBBS, MDS, FDRCS, FRCS) from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi; Dr. Puneet Batra (MDS, M Orth. RCS) from New Delhi and Dr. Gautam Munjal (MDS) from Chandigarh. Other speakers for the programme were Dr. Rajesh Kumar, r. abi M. Thomas, Dr. Ajit K Jaiswal and Dr. Sumir Gandhi from Christian Dental College, Ludhiana; and Dr. Anjumanpreet Khurana from BJS Dental College, Ludhiana.
The conference emphasized on the various techniques for the correction of jaw and facial deformities using orthognathic surgical procedures and distraction osteogenesis.
Distraction osteogenesis is a process initiated surgically to lengthen the deficient bone to normalcy. Management of congenital dentofacial deformities needs a team approach. Christian Medical College and Christian Dental College has enough resources and trained staff to help the patients with such kind of facial deformities.
Dr Anil Sharma an orthododntist from Gurgaon said that “this programme was impressive and extremely informative. As an institution, CMC have to take more and more initiatives to organise such programmes which will benefit specialists working on patients with dentofacial deformities”.
“CDC has created a landmark by conducting a workshop on recent concepts in the managememnt of patients with special needs. It has definitely educated and motivated the dental doctors regarding their advancing technologies with special emphasis on team approach” said Dr Jeevan Lata, Maxillofacial Surgeon and Head of Department at Government Dental College, Amritsar.
Dr (Prof) Hemant Batra from Dr H.S. Judge Dental College, Chandigarh said that “it was a comprehensive programme which covered the basics of a team work involved in the management of facial deformities, diagnosis, treatment planning. Step by step treatment was covered by the hands on workshop for the beginners”.