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Annual Sessions 2015

Published on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:17:21 +0530

Professor S B Dissanayake Memorial Oration and the Annual Scientific Sessions 2015 was held on the theme “Innovation to Application” on 27th & 28th June 2015 at Hotel Galadari, Colombo with a participation of distinguished invitees and over 250 members including their families.

The inauguration ceremony was held on the 27th of June, 2015 with Dr. Palitha Mahipala, Director General of Health Services as the Chief Guest. Dr. Sunil Fernando, a very senior SLDA member and a Past President of SLDA, was the Guest of Honour.

The SLDA Oration was delivered by Dr. Hemantha Amarasinghe, Consultant in Community Dentistry attached to Research & Surveillance Unit, Institute of Oral Health, Maharagama on the topic “Prevention and early detection of oral cancer in Sri Lanka : history, current status and way forward”.


At this ceremony, the SLDA Gold Medal for the most outstanding student at the final BDS examination (2014) was awarded to Dr. (Ms) Nadeesha Sewwandi Piyaratne by the Chief Guest.


The 82nd year Annual Scientific Sessions of the SLDA was held over 2 days (27th & 28th June 2015) at Hotel Galadari on timely and interesting topics related to modern dentistry. The Scientific Programme on 27th confined to four sessions with seven Guest Lectures while the programme on the 28th June had 03 sessions with five lectures as follows:

Guest lecture 1 Basic techniques of dental implants
Prof. Prasad Amaratunga
Guest lecture 2 Surgical art & facial beauty
Dr. T Sabesan, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Guest lecture 3 Cancer immunology: a new method in combating oral cancer
Dr. HaizaI M Hussaini, National University of Malaysia
Guest lecture 4 Role of oncologists in oral cancer
Dr. Mahendra Perera, Consultant Oncologist
Guest lecture 5 Management of bleeding disorders in dental practice
Dr. D Gunawardane Consultant Hematologist
Guest lecture 6 Contemporary trends in orthodontics
Dr. Ratnakumara Dissanayake, Consultant Orthodontist
Guest lecture 7 Post endodontics restorations
Dr. Santosh Ravindran
Guest lecture 8 The future of paediatric dentistry
Dr. Chandra Herath, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry
Guest lecture 9 Vertical dimension in full mouth rehabilitation
Prof. TV Pathmanabhan, Sri Ramachandra Dental College, Chennai
Guest lecture 10 Cost effective treatment of periodontics
Dr. Thomas F Flemming, University of Hong Kong
Guest lecture 11 Physical activity & healthy life style
Dr. Shreenika Welianga, Senior Lecturer in Community Medicine
Guest lecture 12 Lasers in dentistry
Dr. Suresh Shanmuganathan, Consultant, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon


A dental trade exhibition parallel to the conference was held for both days with participation of over 20 reputed dental & pharmaceutical companies. Three pre-conference workshops were conducted at the SLDA auditorium on 26th June followed by one postconference at Hotel Galadari on 29th June 2015.




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