Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry (IAPHD) organized 25th IAPHD National Conference (Virtual) on 19th– 21st November 2021 with Preconference on 18th November 2021 with the Theme: Redefining dental public health competencies in India. Series of lectures, panel discussions and scientific paper/poster presentations covering wide area of public health dentistry were the highlights of the conference to enrich participants with new skills and competencies. The association also invited BDS undergraduates to attend the sessions and participate in different kinds of scientific competition on the day of preconference.
Dr. Shourya Tandon, Associate Dean & Prof and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University successfully fulfilled the responsibilities as Scientific Co-Chairman in the conference. Dr. Meenakshi Chopra, Reader; Dr. Charu Khurana, Senior Lecturer and Dr. Abhinav Bhargava, Senior Lecturer chaired different scientific sessions. From the department, all the postgraduate students and faculty members actively participated and also presented their research work. For the preconference, 22 BDS undergraduates including final year students and interns attended sessions and also submitted their entries for scientific competitions.
All the submissions were applauded and department won several awards in both undergraduate and postgraduate categories. Dr. Prerna, 3rd Year postgraduate student won the Best Scientific Paper presentation award on the study entitled “Content analysis of oral and general health related messages delivered through newspapers in Delhi”. Our undergraduates were awarded with prizes in almost all kinds of scientific competition- General poster, Short film making, Table Clinic and Mannequin Challenge. We congratulate all the winners and participants from the department for academic awards and all in all a rich scientific experience.
Names of winners
- Best General Poster in Faculty Category – Dr. Pratibha Taneja (PhD Scholar)
- Best Scientific Paper Presentation – Dr. Prerna (Postgraduate Student)
- Undergraduate Students
- Best General posters
Elakshi, Udita, Anshu and Anshula
- Short Film
Geetika, Lokesh, deepanshi, Nikita, Swati, sneha
- Table Clinic- Neha goel and Atibha makhija
- Mannequin Challenge
Avi, Elakshi, Lakshay, Vidhi, Bobby, Tejas and Komal