The three-day seminar and workshop that was a part of Famdent Show 2016 held in Mumbai helped participants to earn 6 credit points/hours per day of continuing dental education stipulated by the state dental council during the event.
This event helped dentists complete 18 hours of continuing dental education (CDE) in accordance to Maharashtra State Dental Council guidelines, which stipulates 20 hours of CDE in a year for the purpose of accreditation and renewal of their licences required after every five years. A dentist is supposed to complete 100 hours of CDE in five years as prescribed by the state dental council.
Said Dr. Anil Arora, CEO, Famdent, “The seminars and workshops have given young dentists the required exposure on the practical aspects of dentistry, which has been a hitherto neglected subject in India. This would also help them in accrediting themselves in accordance to what has been prescribed by the Maharashtra State Dental Council. The workshops have been very much significant as over 20,000 dentists who pass out from 325 dental colleges in the country have very less exposure to aspects of dentistry like root canal, crown and bridge, cosmetic dentistry and implantology.”
He further added that 50 hours of CDE has been stipulated in a country like the US with infection control and medical emergency being the major focus areas.
During the event, more than 325 companies exhibited their products with major highlights like reputed Indian and international faculties sharing insights, live procedures named the “How TO” series and workshops. Attracting more than 11,000 visitors from across the country, the show proved to be a hub spot for the latest in clinical and dental technology, premium product launches, live procedures and workshops, all under one roof.
The expo showcased dental products, from forceps to prosthetic equipments, thereby witnessing participation from prominent brands like Colgate, 3M and Abbott.
For the first time in India, Famdent conducted highly resourceful events, titled “Gennext Module” And “Two Ways to Get There”, which were the major highlights of the show and highly anticipated by beginners and stalwarts from the dental industry and profession alike.
In the former event, the audience witnessed father/son, mother/daughter or a combination duo presenting their thoughts in an old vs new school manner. One such duo was a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sandesh Mayekar, who spoke in tandem with his daughter Shivani in this module.
In the latter, two speakers addressed topics like implantology and aesthetic dentistry with a contradicting but correct procedure to achieve the same goal.
Started by industry veterans Dr. Anil Arora and Dr. Jyotika Arora, Famdent is India’s leading provider of high-quality dental publications, organising conferences, exhibitions and conducting workshops all over India – a one-stop solution for continuing dental education to enhance oral care awareness amongst consumers.
The show witnessed visitors not only from Maharashtra but also from neighbouring states like Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Karnataka and also from other parts of the country. The Famdent Show has emerged as a platform for a Clinical Dental Exhibition and Conference since 2005 and is currently held in three cities – Mumbai (every year) and by rotation in other cities (e.g., Delhi, Pune, Indore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow, etc.).
“The response has been overwhelming this year. The live procedures and sessions undertaken at the show have added value to the students’ learning. We have been conducting The Famdent Show across three cities largely aiming at the holistic betterment and development of the dental fraternity in India, thereby creating opportunities and avenues for the growth of the profession,” concluded Dr. Arora.