Nagpur: The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of VSPM Dental College, Nagpur celebrated the International Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon’s Day today by hosting a CME on basic oral surgery and workshop on Suturing. The aim of celebrating the day is to make aware to the public regarding the scope and domain of the specialty that routinely deals with facial injuries following road traffic accidents or violence, head and neck cancers, facial and jaw esthetic procedures, cleft lip and palate corrective surgeries amongst other procedures on the head and neck region.
CME had Dr Pranav Ingole speak on complicated Exodontics, Dr Kshitij Bang spoke on management of complications in oral surgery, while Dr Ramakrishna Shenoi dealt with implants for beginners.
The second half of the program was devoted to suturing in oral & maxillofacial surgery where nearly 150 delegates were mentored on various suturing techinques by Dr Samprati Badjate and Dr Neelima Agrawal.
At the outset Dr Ramakrishna Shenoi, Head of the Department OMFS and Vice Dean spoke on the importance of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Day, The Dean Dr Usha Radke stressed the importance of hosting such programs to polish the skills of the budding dentists. Dr Anup Garg and Dr Vrinda Kolte chaired the sessions.