CDE Paleodontology Program

CDE program was conducted for BDS first years to make them aware about the add on course on ‘paleodontology’ under the guidance of Prof.& Head Dr.Tabita Joy by the Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology. The CDE program was conducted on 4th and 5th December 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at GDCH Mumbai . It started with lamp lightening by the auspicious hands of Dean GDCH Mumbai , all Head of departments and Guest Speakers Dr. Yogita Adhane, Dr. Priyanka Pachpande, Dr. Sanpreet Singh. Our speakers were welcomed by Dean Ma’am with a sapling, then our Head of Department Dr. Tabita Joy ma’am warmly welcomed Dean ma’am with our token of appreciation. All Head of Departments were welcomed by third year post graduate students Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology Dr. Harsha and Dr. Shrijha Dean ma’am then addressed the gathering and declared CDE program as open.

First we had lecture on ‘Introduction and History of paleodontology’ by Dr. Yogita and Dr. Priyanka ma’am. Next, we had lecture on ‘Reptilian and Mammalian dentitions’ by Dr. Sanpreet Singh. Dean ma’am along with Head of Department Dr. Tabita Joy ma’am felicitated Dr Yogita Ma’am, Dr Priyanka Ma’am and Dr. Sanpreet sir.

After lunch there was an amazing hands on session by Dr. Sanpreet Sir, Dr. Yogita and Dr. Priyanka Ma’am m in which specimens from Oral Pathology department museum were shown and explain students about the correlation of various intraoral dimensions to particular class of animals. After the session, students were able to identify a particular animal by analysing only dentition and its few measurements. It was attended by first year. After hands on Dr. Sanpreet Sir, Dr. Yogita and Dr. Priyanka ma’am was felicitated by Head of Department Dr. Tabita Joy ma’am.

Day 2 ,5 december,2023 we had inception of Add on Course on Paleodontology for First BDS by Joint Director Dr. Vivek Pakhmode sir, Dean ma’am Dr. Wasundhara Bhad and Professor and Head of Department Oral Pathology and Microbiology Dr. Tabita Joy ma’am and brochures were released for the Add on Course on Paleodontology followed by lecture on ‘Dawn of the Computational Paleodontology’ by our Joint Director Dr. Vivek Pakhmode sir. After sir lecture Dr. Resham Pakhmode ma’am senior resident in JJ Hospital in department of Periodontology briefed us about ‘The Artificial Intelligence in Paleodontology’. Dr. Resham ma’am was then felicitated by Dr. Vivek Pakhmode sir and Dr. Tabita Joy ma’am Head of Department Oral Pathology and Microbiology.