Mangaluru: Yenepoya Dental College launches forensic odontology course

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Mangaluru, Feb 22: Centre for forensic odontology, Yenepoya Dental College started a new short-term course in forensic odontology, which was inaugurated on Feb 19.

Dr Gangadhara Somayaji, registrar, Yenepoya Deemed to be University, was chief guest, who emphasized the importance of such innovative academic programmes. Dr Akhter Husain, director, Centre for Craniofacial anomalies, who initiated this centre, highlighted the achievements with respect to research and case work.

Dr Sham S Bhat, dean, faculty of dentistry, Yenepoya Dental College, mentioned about, this specialty becoming a separate subject according to new guidelines of national education policy and national dental commission. Dr Laxmikanth Chatra, principal, presided over the programme, who elaborated about different areas of forensic odontology, helping in forensic identification.

Dr Sudeendra Prabhu, who is the head of this centre mentioned about this being such exclusive unit, which is the only in few dental colleges across the country, can help the law enforcing agencies in forensic identifications. This centre exclusively teaches forensic odontology and offers PhD, PG-diploma and short-term courses. Dr Syed Miqdad and Dr Umme Amarah, faculty of the centre delivered vote of thanks. Dr Sheikh Sadaf, intern moderated the event. 




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