Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Preschool health assessment & Nutritional programme - NUINS

Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences,4 th year B.Sc Nursing students organized a Nutritional programme along with assessment of growth and development of toddlers at Madmalpaadi Anganwaadi, Palli, Karkala on 18-11- 2015. Assessment of Weight, Height and Immunization status of seventeen toddlers was done. It was found that all the 17 children were moderately built and nourished. A special nutritional preparation was done for the toddlers. The students prepared Raagi ladu, Raggi porridge, Egg flip, Hyderabaadi mixture for the toddlers.

Health Education Programme on Women Health - NUINS

NitteUsha Institute of Nursing Sciences,4th year B.Sc Nursing students organized health education for premenopausal and postmenopausal women at Madmalpade Anganwaadi, Palli, Karkala on 19-11-2015. Thirty three women in the age group of 30-55 years from the community participated in the programme. Health education was given regarding definition, steps, signs and symptoms of menopause along with its management to the women. At the end nutritional preparation was done for the pre and postmenopausal women consisting of Soya sambar and beetroot salad. Mejority of the women expressed their health problems such as tiredness, irritability, headache and body ache.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

National tooth brushing day - ABSMIDS

The Department of Public Health Dentistry, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences celebrated the National Toothbrushing Day on November 7, 2015 at the Government Higher Primary School, Sooda. A total of 126 school children, teachers and parents were screened and 73 patients treated. Oral Health education was delivered to all the school children and teachers with demonstration of tooth brushing with the help of models. Oral hygiene kits were distributed to school children and school teachers.

Health Camp / Outreach Program, "Diabetic Screening Camp" - KSHEMA

The Department of Community Medicine organized a Health Camp / Outreach Program, "Diabetic Screening Camp" on 15-11-2015 at Health Center Hejamadi.

In accordance with the World Diabetic day, a Diabetic screening and health checkup camp was conducted at Hejamadikodi Health Centre by the Department of Community, K S Hegde Medical Academy on 15/11/2015.

The camp was inaugurated by the honorable Dean, Dr Satish Kumar Bhandary. Dr Udayakiran, Professor and Head of Department of Community Medicine coordinated the camp. It comprised of five specialties- General Medicine, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Blood sugar screening was conducted for all the patients above 40 years through GRBS estimation. The team of doctors consisted of Dr Rahul Hegde (Asst. Professor, Department of Community Medicine) Dr Sharon Baisil (Postgraduate, Community Medicine) Dr Shreeja (Postgraduate, Obstetrics and Gynecology) Dr Arathy Vijay (Postgraduate, Pediatrics) Dr Suchithara (Post Graduate, Ophthalmology) Dr Bhairav (Postgraduate, Orthopedics) and the interns posted in the respective departments.

A total of 172 patients attended the camp. GRBS screening was done for 76 patients, among which 32 had high blood sugar. Out of this 32, 8 were newly detected diabetics. 109 patients attended the Medicine OP and majority had diabetes or hypertension. 31 patients attended the Ophthalmology OP and 7 patients were referred to K S Hegde Hospital for Cataract Surgery. 20, 6 and 7 patients attended the Orthopedics, OBG and Pediatrics OPs respectively.


For effective management and maximum participation, the school held its Annual Sports Meet over 3 days this year. Kindergarten Sports on 5th November. Ms. Shree Mudradi was the Chief Guest.


Classes VI to XI Sports on 6th November. Mr. Rajashekaran, Sports Co- ordinator, NET Nitte inaugurated the meet.

Classes I to V Sports on 7th November. Mr. Krishna Prasad, Asst. Professor ,JKSHIM was the chief guest at the Inaugural


Rethink Principalship: Shape the future a 2 days conference on 30th & 31st October, 2015 was conducted by AICS (Association of ICSE& CBSE Schools) at Bhuvana Jyothi Residential School, Shirthady. This Conference was attended by Mrs. Neeta Kishore, Principal and two Senior Teachers Ms.Shree Mudradi and Mrs. Gretta Saldanha.

Monday, 23 November 2015

30th year celebration – ABSMIDS And International conference on oral health and well-being

To commemorate 30 years of academic excellence of A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, an International Conference on Oral Health and Well-being was held from the 15th to 17th of October 2015 in which splendid array of scientists, researchers, academicians, clinicians and students participated. The aim of this conference was to learn and share knowledge about the recent concepts in Oral Health and Well-being. This conference was a forum for delegates and students to interact with a wide array of participants and showcase their knowledge in the form of papers, posters, table clinics and teaching modules. The conference was attended by over 900 delegates, which included faculty, postgraduate students and undergraduate students from 56 institutions from all across the globe.

Details of 15th October 2015

The Pre conference sessions were inaugurated by Prof (Dr) Shripathi Rao , Chief Guest of the function & Dean, Yenepoya Dental College at 9:00 A.M. at Vimshati Bhavan. The dignitaries present on the dias included Prof (Dr) Shridhar Shetty, Founder Dean and Director – CADSS , Prof(Dr) Krishna Nayak , Principal & Dean , Prof(Dr) Mithra N Hegde , Vice Principal & Vice Dean , Dean of faculty of dental sciences & Head of the Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics , Prof (Dr)Rajendra Prasad , Director of PG Studies , Prof (Dr) Krishna Prasad, Senior Professor of Prosthodontics & Convener of Pre Conference courses and Prof(Dr) Shishir Shetty , Organizing Secretary & Professor of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics. The gathering was welcomed by Prof (Dr) Mithra N Hegde, Organizing Chairperson. The function was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp and address by the chief guest. The vote of thanks was delivered by Prof (Dr) Krishna Prasad, Convener of Pre Conference courses. Preconference course on various imperative topics included Lasers in Dentistry by Dr. Jagdish Pai, Implants in Dentistry by Dr. Anand Krishnan and Prof. Dr. Shilpa Shetty, Aesthetics in Dentistry by Dr. Arvind Shenoy, Microscopes in Dentistry by Dr. Amit Patodia and Dr. Mansingh Pawar, Rotary Endodontics by Dr. Anil Dhingra and CAD CAM in Dentistry by Dr. Vikas Gowd, which added an insight to ponder and confer over crux of today’s scientific perk up.

Inauguration of the Pre Conference Course by Prof(Dr)Shripathi Rao , Dean of Yenepoya Dental College at Vimshathi Bhavan.

Lighting of the lamp by Prof(Dr) Krishna Nayak , Dean & Prof(Dr) Mithra N Hegde , Vice Principal & Vice Dean , Dean of Faculty of Dental Sciences , Head of the Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics at Vimshathi Bhavan.

Inauguration of the conference

The conference was inaugurated by Prof. (Dr.) M. Shantharam Shetty, Pro Chancellor - Hospital Management and Medical PG Studies,Nitte University on Thursday, 15th of October 2015 at 04.30 P.M. at the K. S. Hegde Auditorium, Deralakatte, Mangaluru. Prof. (Dr.) K. Sadashiv Shetty, Principal and Dean, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davanagere; Dean – Dental Faculty, RGUHS, Bengaluru was the Chief Guest. Guests of Honour was Prof. (Dr.) S. Ramananda Shetty Vice Chancellor, Nitte University. Prof (Dr) Krishna Nayak , Principal & Dean welcomed the gathering. Prof (Dr) Mithra N Hegde , Organizing Chairperson briefed about the proceedings conference. The Professors from the medical fraternity who have been serving the institute since 30 years , the founder dean , former principal , the present dean , the first batch alumni , alumni serving as principals in various dental institutes were felicitated on the occasion. Prof (Dr) Shantharam Shetty addressed the gathering. Prof (Dr) Ramananda Shetty released the souvenier of the conference . Prof(Dr) Sadashiva Shetty was the chief guest of the function. Prof (Dr) Shridhar Shetty , Founder Dean and Director – CADSS presided over the function. The vote of thanks was delivered by Prof(Dr) Shishir Shetty , the Organizing Secretary.

Inauguration of the Conference by Prof(Dr)Sadashiva Shetty , Dean of Bapuji Dental College , Davengere at KSHEMA auditorium

Lighting of the lamp by Prof(Dr)Shantharam Shetty , Pro Chancellor - Hospital Management and Medical PG Studies,Nitte University at KSHEMA auditorium.

Lighting of the lamp by Prof(Dr)Ramananda Shetty , Vice Chancellor ,Nitte University at KSHEMA auditorium.

Release of the Conference Souviner by Prof(Dr)Ramananda Shetty , Vice Chancellor , Nitte University.

Felicitation of the Faculty for 30 Years of academic service to A.B.S.M.I.D.S

Felicitation of the Faculty for 30 Years of academic service to A.B.S.M.I.D.S

Felicitation of the First Batch students of A.B.S.M.I.D.S
Felicitation of Prof. (Dr.) U.S.Krishna Nayak, Principal and Dean, ABSMIDS
Felicitation of Prof. (Dr.) Sudipto Dutta, 1st Batch Student

Details of 16th October 2015

 Lecture by Prof(Dr) Sudipto Dutta on Awareness among patients regarding Implants as a treatment option for replacement of missing teeth in Bilaspur District Chhattisgarh.

Lecture by Dr. Lt. Col. Sonali Sharma on Lasers in Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics

On day 2, the lectures by Invited Speakers included Dr. Lt. Col. Sonali Sharma, Dr. Indrani Karunasagar, Dr. Dr. Vikram Shetty, Dr. Suchetha Shetty, Dr. Shashi Rashmi Acharya, Dr. M. S.Nivedita, Dr. Pratima Shenoi, Dr. Sonali Kapoor, Dr. Ajinkya Pawar, Dr. Anil Melath, Dr. Kanwalpreet Bhullar, Dr. B. M. Shantala, Dr. Sonal Bakul Joshi, Dr. Divya Tahiliani & Dr. Arshia Baig which were a scientific rostrum to unveil the novel developments and to cogitate, and conflate ideas and realities through practical experiences.

Simultaneously, a scientific forum was provided for the faculty, postgraduate & undergraduate students, which included presentation of scientific papers, posters, teaching module & table clinics.

Details of 17th October 2015
Day 3 started with the keynote session with lectures by Dr. E. G. R. Solomon, Dr. Preetha Kanjirath, Dr. Susan George, Dr. Geetha Balamurugan, Dr. Uma Sakkia, Dr. Shantipriya Reddy, Dr. Sudipto Dutta and Dr. Ashish Kakar, which provided an unparagoned, and an unmissable opportunity to engross the latest information bobbing in the modern age.

The three-day International conference concluded with the validectory function which included the award ceremony & felicitation of the organizing committee members present. The Overall Best Paper award was bagged by Miss Nishmitha N Hegde in the UG category & Dr. Ankit Sajnani in conservative dentistry & Dr. Vikas from GDC,Mumbai in Endodontics in PG Category. The overall best poster award was bagged by Miss Shreya Shetty & Miss Madhura Ramnath in the UG Category & Dr Anjana C M in PG category. The overall best teaching module was bagged by Mr . Daren Floyd & team in the UG Category & by Dr. Kotecha Ankita Kirit Kumar & team in the PG category. Miss Nishmitha N Hegde & team in the UG category and Dr Akash Menon & team in PG category bagged the overall best table clinic. The best faculty paper in community dentistry was bagged by Peoples Dental College , Bhopal & the UG & PG awards in Community Dentistry were bagged by KLE Institute of Dental Sciences , Belgaum. The overall best efforts for clinical excellence was bagged by Saveetha Dental College .