Manipal: Role of dentists in sleep apnea discussed

By Alexander Chandy
Udupi Today Media Network


Manipal, 04 September 2017: Dr. Davis C Thomas, an alumnus of Manipal College of Dental Sciences and currently faculty in-charge of developing the Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine programme at Rutgers University, USA highlighted the scope of the emerging field in dental specialty and discussed the role of dentists in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea which is one of the most serious disorders at the one-day continuing professional development programme titled “Orofacial pain and obstructive sleep apnea-Basics Revisited” held here on August 31, 2017.



The programme was organized by the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology. Organizing Chairperson Dr. Vineetha, R, Professor and head of the department of Oral Medicine and Radiology gave an overview of programme. Dr. Pragna Rao, Dean of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal was the chief guest and Dr. Keerthilatha M Pai, Dean of MCODS, Manipal also addressed the gathering. She said that the programme was held to pursue academic excellence.


There was an interactive session with the students aspiring to pursue various dental programmes in the United States. The scope, hurdles and the importance of meticulous preparation before appearing for board examination was emphasized. Over 170 delegates including faculty and students from Manipal College of Dental Sciences Manipal as well as Mangalore dental colleges and dental practitioners from Udupi district participated.


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