Mangaluru: The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Yenepoya Dental College, organised a 2-day workshop on the Planning and Execution of Orthognathic Surgery on 26 and 27 June 2023. Dr Sherry Peter and Dr Latha P Rao, Consultant craniofacial surgeons from Aster Medcity, Kochi, were the resource persons.
The program was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr Dilip.G.Naik, Pro Vice Chancellor of MAHE, Manipal, Pro Vice Chancellor of Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) Dr B H Sripathi Rao, Resource person Dr Sherry Peter, Dean of Faculty of Dentistry and Presiding Officer Dr Sham S Bhat and Head of the Department Dr Jagadish Chandra. Dr Dilip Naik addressed the gathering and spoke about the importance of orthognathic surgery and the importance of precision in performing orthognathic surgeries. Dr Jagadish Chandra, Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was the Organising Chairman, Dr Joyce Sequeira, the Scientific Chairman and Dr Vinayakrishna, the Organising Secretary.
The first day included lectures on evaluation and orthognathic surgery planning along with hands-on training on cephalometric analysis. Day 2 included lectures on various corrective surgical procedures and hands-on osteotomy and fixation procedures on simulation models.
A total of 40 postgraduate students and 10 faculty members from the host and neighbouring institutions participated in the workshop.