Year : 2015 | Volume
: 18 | Issue : 6 | Page : 504-
Direct filling gold and cast gold workshop report
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry, India
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry
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Gold and gold: A restorative extravaganza, 3 days workshop was conducted by Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Pondicherry in collaboration with IACDE from 20 th to 22 nd February 2015. One hundred and thirty registered delegates consisting of postgraduates and faculties from Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu attended the program.
Day 1: 20th February 2015
The program started with inauguration ceremony at 9.00 a.m. Prof. R. Sathyanarayanan welcomed the gathering; Prof. Carounanidy Usha honored the dignitaries - Prof. Lakshminarayanan L, Honorable Secretary, IACDE, Prof. K. R. Seethuraman, Vice Chancellor, SBV and Prof. Kandaswamy D., Dean, SRMC.
Honorable Vice Chancellor, Prof. K. R. Seethuraman presided over the function and delivered the presidential address. Prof Kandaswamy D, felicitated the gathering. Prof. Lakshminarayanan inaugurated the event by opening the unique treasure box containing indigenous instruments for gold foil restorations fabricated by Prof. R. Sathyanarayanan. He handed over the first fabricated electro-mallet in India by Prof. R. Sathyanarayanan for starting the first workshop in gold foil restorations. He gave the inaugural address and emphasized the relevance of gold in the current scenario. Dr. Bindhu M. John delivered the vote of thanks, and the inauguration was ended with college anthem.
The scientific session started and the Speakers Prof. Kandaswamy D., Prof. Carounanidy Usha, and Prof. R. Sathyanarayanan. delivered the scientific deliberations titled "Do we require Gold restorations?," "Cariology and Gold Restorations" and "Cast gold inlay," respectively. Post lunch session was covered with a live demonstration of complete cast inlay steps from cavity preparation to finishing and polishing, by Prof. R. Sathyanarayanan.[INLINE:1]
Day 2: 21st February 2015
Second day started with a guest lecture by Prof. A. P. Tikku, Dean, KGMCU, Lucknow on gold foil techniques. The second lecture and demonstration of gold foil instruments was done by Prof. R. Sathyanarayanan. Live demonstration on gold foil restoration under surgical operating microscope was done on afternoon session. All delegates were given unique and indigenous handmade gifts along with all the video procedures in pen drive.
Day 3: 22nd February 2015
Ten registered participants were trained in direct foil restorations by Prof. R. Sathyanarayanan. Ten workstations with all necessary instruments and equipments were arranged. Ten assistants were assigned to the participants and the hand on the program was started. The lunch was served after completion of hand on the program. All participants were given certificates and precious gold foil as registration gifts.
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