JOURNAL OF ODONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH – OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF INDIRA GANDHI INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCES RELEASED
Nellikuzhy Feb 27: Journal of Odontological Research, the official publication of Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Nellikuzhy P. O., Kothamangalam was officially released by the Hon. Vice Chancellor of Kerala University of Health Sciences Dr. K. Mohandas on 27th February 2013 at the college auditorium. This journal is the first scientific dental speciality journal to be released by a dental college under Kerala University of Health Sciences. The program was presided by the Principal of the institution and Chief editor of the Journal, Dr. Ambika K.. Chairman of Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, Mr. K. M. Pareeth, Dr. Varghese Mani, Principal, Mar Baselios Dental College, Kothamangalam and Dr. Titus Peter, Vice Principal, St. Gregorious Dental College, Kothamangalam rendered the felicitation address. Dr. Niveditha, Head of the Department, Department of Oral Pathology welcomed the gathering and Dr. Subramaniam R, Editor in charge of the journal rendered the vote of thanks. In his address, Dr. Mohandas pointed out that although Kerala was considered a yard stick in health indicators, states like Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra are fast catching up. Necessary improvements in the health care facilities and delivery has become our top priority.
The journal will be published on a biannual basis covering original research articles, reviews and case reports. Awards were distributed to Miss. Janet Varghese and Miss. Sulfath K. M. for their academic excellence as toppers in university examinations. Miss Soumya S. was falicitated for her achievement in scientific paper presentation at the IDA state conference. Dr. Karthik Mani, Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics was felicitated for his best paper award from American Journal of Orthodontics.