DR. S.V. SINGH, OMBUDSPERSON - E-mail ID: ombudsperson@santosh.ac.in

Prosthodontist Day Celebration 2024

  • 2024-01-23

The Maxillofacial Prosthetics Workshop, organized by the Department of prosthodontics, aimed to provide a comprehensive platform for professionals in the field to enhance their knowledge and practical skills in maxillofacial prosthetics. The workshop focused on the latest advancements, techniques, and interdisciplinary approaches in the fabrication and application of maxillofacial prostheses.45 postgraduate students. The workshop attracted a diverse group of participants, including budding prosthodontists from different colleges of Delhi,NCR including ,

Sharda dental college, Subharti dental college, IDST dental college, PDM dental college, Bake Bihari Dental College, Kalka Dental College, SGT Dental College. The participants came from various healthcare institutions , contributed to a rich and collaborative learning environment.

Commencement of workshop was done with the lamp lightning ceremony with Saraswati Vandana. The workshop started with Dean Dental Dr. Akshay Bhargava addressing the gathering and instilling learning excitement in all students. Dr. Bharti Dua hosted the whole event.Guest speaker, Dr. Sanketh K. Reddy was introduced by the deputy Dean, Dr. Sumita Giri.Words of wisdom were shared by dean, students and welfare, Dr. Rajiv Alluwalia.Head of department Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta gave away the vote of thanks. Winners of best out of dental materials and soap carving competition organised by the department for BDS second year students were awarded with the certificates by the dignitaries.

Sessions and Topics:

Introduction to Maxillofacial Prosthetics: The workshop began with an insightful overview of maxillofacial prosthetics, covering the historical context, current challenges, and future prospects. This session provided a foundation for the subsequent topics.

Patient Assessment and Treatment Planning: A crucial aspect of maxillofacial prosthetics involves patient assessment and individualized treatment planning. Speaker  emphasized the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, involving prosthodontists, surgeons, and other specialists in the decision-making process.

Psychosocial Aspects and Patient Communication: Understanding the psychosocial impact of maxillofacial conditions on patients is integral to providing comprehensive care. The workshop included sessions on effective communication strategies and patient-centered approaches in maxillofacial prosthetics.

Demonstration: Interactive demonstration and discussion allowed participants to apply theoretical knowledge in practical settings.


Google forms were filled and submitted by all the participants describing their feedback regarding the workshop. The positive feedback from participants encourages the department to continue organizing such impactful events in the future, contributing to the ongoing development of the field.

Conclusion: The Maxillofacial Prosthetics Workshop organized by the department of prosthodontics proved to be a resounding success, fostering a collaborative learning environment and providing a platform for professionals to enhance their skills in this specialized field. The diverse range of topics covered, combined with demonstration, ensured that participants left with a deeper understanding of the subject and practical skills that can be directly applied in their clinical practice.

Under the able guidance of Dr. Akshay Bhargava, Dean Dental and Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, Professor and Head, the success of this workshop underscores the commitment of the department to advancing education and promoting excellence in maxillofacial prosthetics.