Aligarh: Alumni of the Dr Z A Dental College (ZADC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) rekindled their bond with the alma mater through a diverse range of lectures to educate, engage and encourage the current students for picking the best course of treatments, developing solid work ethics and maintaining a well-coordinated work . The online lecture series stretched for four-days was organised to commemorate the ZADC silver jubilee celebrations.
The first day of the lecture series dedicated to Mir Wilayat Husain Education Trust, the sponsors of Mir Wilayat Gold Medal and scholarship featured lectures of 1998 ZADC batch students, Dr Mohd Masood and Dr Yaghma Masood—who are working as Academic Lead in the field of Dental Public Health, Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia and 2011 batch passout, Dr Sumbul Jameel.
Speaking on ‘Prospects to Developing Career in Dentistry in Different Parts of the World: An Experience of Working in Five Countries’, Dr Mohd Masood and Dr Yaghma Masood urged the students to become a part of the global oral health work force by availing educational and career opportunities across the globe.
They offered to provide mentorship to students interested in applying for higher studies in Australia.
Dr Sumbul Jameel delineated ‘Dental Trauma in Children: Indian Scenario’ and explained how paediatric trauma can be managed in clinical set ups.
On the second day, Dr Lt Col Serat Rehman (Classified Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Command Military Dental Centre, Eastern Command, Kolkata) and Dr Anand Gupta (Associate Professor, Maxillofacial Unit in-charge, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh) gave a presentation on ‘Oral Reconstructive Surgery, Basic and Advanced Approach’ in which they discussed surgical reconstruction of oral cancer patients.
The third day of the lecture series had deliberations by Dr Shariq Rehan (Dental College, Punjab University, Chandigarh), Prof Shamim ul Hasan (Jamia Milia Islamia) and Dr Irfan ul Haque (Dental College, Hazaribagh).
Dr Shariq Rehan shared tips on oral implantology, Prof Shamim ul Hasan spoke on ‘Orofacial Features of Cutaneous Disorders’ and Dr Irfan ul Haque discussed the management of impacted canines.
The final day of the lecture series began with useful insights on ‘Missed Diagnosis of Oral Lesions’ by 1996 Batch student, Dr Preeti L Anand (Senior Dental Consultant-Kauvery Hospital, Chennai) followed by 2001 batch student, Dr Arbia Zainvi (Lead Dentist, Gentle Dental and Orthodontics, Redmond WA, USA) speaking on the ‘Dental Work Culture in USA’ and ‘A Day in the Life of a Dentist in Seattle’.
The last lecture of the series was an offline talk and presentation through digital scanners by USA based 2007 batch alumnus, Dr Mohd Abbas Khan (CEO/Co-founder of A2Z Dental Group serving patients in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut).
He gave live demonstrations with cutting edge, latest digital scanner from USA and shared expertise with students.