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Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital

Prarambh: 1st Maharashtra State OMR UG Conference

Friday, October 20, 2023 - Saturday, October 21, 2023 | Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune |Conference

Event Overview

The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dr.D.Y.Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y .Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune organized the First Maharasthra State OMR UG Conference: Prarambh on 20th and 21st October 2023. The event was kindly supported by Indian Academy of Oral Medicine & Radiology- Maharashtra State Branch (IAOMR-MSB).  The conference was also credited by MSDC with 12 CDE points for 2 days event program.

We received an active and overwhelming participation from undergraduate students, post-graduate students and faculty members from various Dental Colleges from all over Maharashtra as well as private practitioners. The respected office bearers of the IAOMR-MSB also graced the event.

Conference Preparations:

A Conference Working Committee (CWC) was formed which included faculty members from all the five Dental colleges in Pune. The zonal Co-ordinators of IAOMR-MSB also were approached for reaching out to the students. Meetings were held offline and online to finalise the registration amount, schedule and topics for keynote lectures and workshops. For promotion of the conference and to create awarness regarding our branch, interactive sessions were scheduled with the UG students all around Maharashtra. Students of our institiions were also encouraged and mentored by our faculty members for scientific presentations.

Registration and breakfast: A total of 630 participants had registered which included undergraduate, postgraduate students, faculties, and private practitioners. All delegates were provided with Registration kit which included necessary stationary items for the conference, which was followed by breakfast and followed by keynote lectures, panel discussion and scientific presentations.


Inaugural Ceremony:  The inauguration of the conference started at 12.30 pm which was graced by Hon’ble Vice-chancellor Prof. (Dr.) N.J. Pawar Sir as the Chief Guest. The ceremony dais was also graced by Dr. Frenny Karjodkar Hon’ble President; IAOMR-MSB, Dr. Srinivasan V Hon’ble General Secretary, IAOMR-MSB; Dr. Narendra Kadu Registrar (Offg.), Dr. A. N. Suryakar Director (Administration: Quality Assuarance, Faculty Development and Research), Dr. D. Gopalakrishnan Dean, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, and Dr. Sunil Mishra Organizing Chairman.

The inaugural ceremony was hosted by Co-organizing Secretary Dr. Pallavi Channe and the ceremony began with lamp lighting ceremony and Saraswati Vandana. Following this launch of a book authored by Dr. Freny Karjodkar (Hon’ble President, IAOMR-MSB) by the Chief Guest took place during the ceremony.

Dr Sunil Mishra (Organizing Chairman) then welcomed the guest and gave a short brief about the conference. Dr. Freny Karjodkar (Hon’ble President, IAOMR-MSB) addressed the gathering by briefing about the IAOMR-MSB objectives and activities. Dr. D. Gopalakrishnan (Dean) gave a brief report of the Dental College achievements while Dr. N. J. Pawar (Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor) gave a brief report of the DPU University achievements. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Amita Aditya (Organizing Secretary) and the ceremony ended with National Anthem.

Panel discussion:

One of the objectives of this conference was to present the various aspects and prospects of Oral Medicine and Radiology in its full glory. Keeping this in mind, a panel discussion with theme “Exploring professional avenues in Oral Medicine & Radiology”. The panelists included Dr. Sreenivasan V, Dr. Amit Mhapuskar, Dr. Vinod VC, Dr. Mandavi Waghmare, Dr. Varun Kunte and Dr. Arti Panchhbai. It was moderated by Dr. Amita Aditya.


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune

Supported by: Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology-Maharashtra State Branch (IAOMR-MSB)

Event Title

Prarambh: 1st Maharashtra State OMR UG Conference


University Auditorium, Dr. D. Y.  Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune  &

Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune

Participating group

Under-graduate and post-graduate students, Interns, Dental Teaching staff from Dental Colleges and Private practitioners from Maharashtra

Number of participants


MSDC credit points

12 (2 days)

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Hemant R Umarji, Dr. Eswaran Ramaswami, Dr. Avinash Tejasvi, Dr. Karpagavalli S, Dr. Derek D’Souza

Workshop Facilitators

Dr. Sonia Sodhi, Dr. Upasana Sethi, Dr. Mahendra Patait, Dr. Varsha Shinde, Dr Suhrith Bhattaram, Dr. Humeera Mulla

Organizing Chairman

Dr Sunil S Mishra

Organizing Secretary

Dr. Amita Aditya


Dr. Anuj Paul Maini

Co- Organizing Secretary

Dr. Pallavi Channe, Dr. Santosh Mastud

Scientific Committee

Dr. Shraddha Jugade, Dr. Vaibhavi Raut, Dr. Trupti Gaikwad

Cultural Committee

Dr. Pallavi Channe, Dr. Surabhi Ausare

Registration and Hospitality

Dr. Vaibhavi Raut, Dr. Lavanya Pasalkar



Day1 : 20.10.2023





Chair Person


Registration & breakfast

Dental College


9:00 -10.00 am

Keynote lecture 1: Dr. Hemant Umarji

Differential Diagnosis & Management Of Common Oral Lesions

University Auditorium

Dr. Shailesh Lele,

Dr. Freny Karjodkar

10:00-11: 00am

Keynote lecture 2: Dr. Easwaran Ramaswami

Radiographic Interpretation: Basic to Advance

University Auditorium

Dr. Amit Mhapuskar

Dr. Mahendra Patait

11:20 to 12:00 noon

Keynote lecture 3:  Dr. Avinash Tejasvi

Basics of Research and Publication

University Auditorium

Dr. Sreenivasan V

Dr. Vinod VC


12:00 to 12:45

Inaugural Ceremony

University Auditorium


12:45 to 14:00


University parking lot


14:00 to 14:20 pm

Keynote lecture 4:

Dr. Karpagavalli S.

Justice through Forensic Odontology – The new dimension in Dentistry

University Auditorium

Dr. Amol Dhokar

Dr. Mandvi Waghmare



Keynote lecture 5:

Dr. Derek D’Souza


Egalitarianism and the oral health profession

University Auditorium

Dr. Mangla Maiti

Dr. Upasana Sethi

14:45 to 15:30pm

Panel Discussion

University Auditorium

Moderator: Dr. Amita Aditya

14:30 to 17:30

UG/PG/Staff presentations

Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune

15:30 to 20:00

Cultural event/competitions

University Auditorium

Dr. Surabhi Ausare

19:00 to 22:00

Garba night

Vidyapeeth parking lot


Day 2: 21st October 2023

Time: 9.00 am-2.30 pm






Management of TMJ Diseases

Dr. Upasana Sethi

 Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune


Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Dr. Mahendra Patait


LASERS in dentistry

Dr. Sonia Sodhi


Management of Medically compromised patients

Dr. Varsha Shinde & team


Bitemarks registration

Dr. Humeera Mulla


Report of Scientific Competitions        

Day 1: The First Maharashtra OMR UG conference ‘PRARAMBH’ boasts of being an extravagant scientific mélange. The Scientific sessions on the day 1 included an enormous number of UG, PG and Faculty Scientific Presentations with an array of fascinating topics. 188 Scientific Presentations consisting of 93 Paper Presentations and 95 Poster Presentations were distributed evenly over 22 Paper Presentation Sessions and 25 Poster Presentation Sessions. All the sessions were conducted flawlessly across 18 venues (including lecture halls and departmental seminar rooms, dental and implant council halls) at Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune.

50 awards for Best Scientific Paper and 44 awards for Best Scientific Poster were presented to the participants.

4 Best Research Papers were awarded to Dr. Mrunali Bari: Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental School, Lohegaon, Dr. Isha Gore, Dr Mehek Bulani, Dr. Sahil Thuse: Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri and were awarded the newly launched Textbook of Oral Medicine and Radiology by Dr. Freny Karjodkar (Hon’ble President, IAOMR-MSB).

The overall best Scientific paper award christened as “Dr. A.B Surveyor Memorial Award” was presented to Mayur Shinde and Manusmriti Mohanty, Interns from Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental Collage and Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai who presented their innovation of a novel Artificial Intelligence application developed for diagnosing Oral Cancer.

Day 2: This included four highly relevant workshops conducted by the facilitators of national repute. The workshops were filled to full capacity and provided participants with not only the didactic but hand-on experience.

Report of Cultural Competition and Garba Night:        

Along with scientific paper and poster competition, cultural competition was also organized. There was a wide array of cultural activities like Singing, Dancing, Reel making competition, Photography competition, Short Essay writing and Skit competition. The contestants were categorized as UG, PG/staff to encourage more participation. Along with students and staff the cultural competition also had Some Private Practitioners participate in it. The highlight of the cultural event was the Championship Trophy which was going to be given to the college victorious in maximum of the cultural competition activities. The cultural event witnessed Talent from all over the State and the enthusiasm of the participants made the event a very enjoyable experience for all. The contestants were coded to maintain healthy competitive spirit and no bias at all levels. About 112 participants were a part of this competition and were awarded with participation certificates for displaying their talent and enthusiasm. The Winners from each Cultural competition categories were given Trophy along Certification of Appreciation. The colleges who gave a strong and healthy competition and competed for the Championship Trophy were TKDC Kolhapur, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental School Lohegaon, M. A Rangoonwala Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital Pimpri, MIDSR Latur, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital Navi Mumbai, SMBT Sangamner and SDDC Parbhani. Based on Overall performance & grading the Championship Trophy was bagged by Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital Pimpri with SMBT Sangamner and MIDSR Latur giving it a very strong competition. The Cultural Night was wrapped by a Fun-filled Garba Night and Gala Dinner.

Valedictory and felicitation:

All the dignitaries; including Deans of various Dental Colleges in Pune, organizing committee members, judges, chairpersons and office bearers of IAOMR-MSB were felicitated to mark their contribution in organization of this mammoth event.

Feed back

The entire event garnered extremely positive feedback and was much appreciated by one and all. It truly seemed to be a “Prarambh” of an evolutionary scientific and cultural get together for the Undergraduate students of Maharashtra who performed beyond expectations. It proved that if correct motivation, guidance, and opportunity could be provided for the Under graduates, they are capable of performing par excellence.