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IACDE CDE REPORT  
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 591-592
2nd International and 5th National Conference of Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry Clinical Research 2016: Report


Organizing Secretary, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Date of Web Publication14-Nov-2016
 

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Subbiya A. 2nd International and 5th National Conference of Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry Clinical Research 2016: Report. J Conserv Dent 2016;19:591-2

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Subbiya A. 2nd International and 5th National Conference of Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry Clinical Research 2016: Report. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Jul 21];19:591-2. Available from: http://www.jcd.org.in/text.asp?2016/19/6/591/194024
Clinical research describes various elements of scientific investigation. Dental clinical research is different from clinical practice. Clinical practice uses established treatment protocols whereas clinical research provides evidence to establish a treatment protocol. To emphasize the importance of clinical research, Endodontics and Conservative dentistry CLInical RESearch (ECCLIRES) was conducted as an annual event. The objective of team ECCLIRES is to encourage and inculcate interest in young minds to do clinical research. This conference is an educational event which serves as a nationally recognized forum for the presentation of new research findings.

ECCLIRES 2016 was conducted at Hotel Accord Metropolitan on August 26 and 27, 2016. We are proud to inform that this is our second international and fifth national event. The success of this event with increased number of participants from all over the country is definitely another feather in the crown of ECCLIRES team. The event started with an inauguration function which was graced by Dr. M. R. Srinivasan, President, Conservative and Endodontic Association of Tamil Nadu, and Dr. B. Mohan, Hon Gen Secretary, IACDE. Dr. B. Mohan spoke about the importance of clinical research and the need to encourage the same. He ended by congratulating the team ECCLIRES for creating a platform for the students to showcase their interest and talents in clinical research.

To our pride, we had two internationally acclaimed keynote speakers Prof. Paul V. Abbott, Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry, University of Western Australia, and Prof. V. Gopikrishna, Thai Moogambigai Dental College, Chennai. Prof. Paul Abbott has more than 130 publications to his credit and also he is the editor-in-chief of the Journal Dental Traumatology. Prof. Paul Abbot consented to give three extensive lectures in this 2-day event. On the 1st day, he enlightened the participants about the pulp, root canal, and periradicular conditions and various reliable ways to diagnose them. On the 2nd day, he summarized the strategies to reduce the consequences of trauma to the teeth. He outlined the various tissue responses to trauma and guidelines for effective and predictable management to reduce the potential consequences of trauma to the teeth.



Dr. V. Gopikrishna is the editor of four internationally acclaimed textbooks and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Conservative Dentistry. His lecture was on critical analysis of current clinical protocols in endodontics. This evidence-based presentation provided answers to poignant questions that would arise in a clinician's mind. He stressed on the importance of cleaning over shaping and the effectiveness of various methods of cleaning and shaping the root canal and provided an objective overview in enhancing our ability to strive for perfection in endodontics.

Scientific committee members Dr. R. Mensudar, Dr. V. Prakash, and Dr. A. Karthick handled the increase in the number of papers efficiently. More than sixty papers and posters were presented in the conference, of which 40% were clinical trials. Enthusiasm and interest shown by the participants to do clinical research is a boosting factor for ECCLIRES team to take the event to the next level.

About ten presentations were selected, from which the best paper was selected in the final session [Table 1].
Table 1: List of paper titles and respective presenters

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The first best paper award was given to Dr. Manigandan (Thai Moogambigai Dental College) and the second best paper award was given to Dr. Sibi Swamy (Thai Moogambigai Dental College). The best presenter was awarded a cash prize and a rolling shield. The best presentation was selected by Dr. Paul Abbott and Dr. S. Mahalaxmi, SRM Dental College, Chennai.

The event came to an end with the speech given by Dr. Paul Abbott who advised the participants that they should undertake more research projects in future. He also said that the advantage in our country is the accessibility to larger sample size which will definitely increase the validity of research work done. He also encouraged the participants to publish their research projects to validate their findings. He also mentioned that he was overwhelmed by the hospitality and cultural heritage of our country.

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Correspondence Address:
Arunajatesan Subbiya
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai - 600 100, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.194024

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