Department of Public Health Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences at SGT University organized a faculty development programme ‘Empowering Teaching Dentists for effective Academic Delivery’ on 9th April and 10th April 2018. The focus of the workshop was to understand the importance of teaching, its reflection and how teachers are better prepared to create and sustain faculty student interactions in which both teacher and learner flourish.
The Inauguration ceremony was graced by the presence of our Chief guest, Dr Sabyasachi Saha, Secretary, Dental Council Of India & Hon General Secretary, Indian Association Of Public Health Dentistry who in his address to all faculty members, postgraduates & Interns highlighted the usefulness of such a kind of workshop.
Eminent Guest speakers for the workshop were, Dr. Medha Anant Joshi, Director, Medical Education Unit, International Medical School, Bengaluru and Dr. K. Pushpanjali, Academic Registrar, Professor and Head, Public Health Dentistry, M.S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru. They conducted the 2 day workshop to enrich the knowledge by giving lecture on educational competencies, teaching learning methods, newer methods of assessing professionalism & communication skills, introduction & demonstration of OSCE, OSPE (Objective Structured Clinical/ Practical Examination) which was very useful for all the teaching health care professionals.
The workshop was conducted under the aegis of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry and saw both life members and student members of the association taking active participation. Around 50 delegates were registered and attended the workshop from all nine speciality branches of dentistry (teachers & postgraduates) from various colleges ( Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi; Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, Sudha Rustagi Dental College, Faridabad, DJ College Of Dental Sciences, Modinagar, Manav Rachna Institute Of Dental Sciences, Faridabad & SGR Dental College, Amritsar) Faculty members from our own University were also present.
The whole programme was concluded by valedictory function and was well appreciated by the resource persons & delegates equally. The Organising Chairman, Dr. Shourya Tandon along with his team – Dr. Sachin Chand, Dr. Charu Khurana, Dr. Neha Shukla, Dr. Abhinav Bhargava, Dr. Sonia Raina, Dr. Tanvi Bhardwaj & Dr. Preeti Karhana along with Support Staff left no stone unturned for the success of the workshop.