Prof. S.M. Balaji was invited to give the prestigious Dr. John Sebastian Oration on "Recent advances in Craniofacial Reconstruction" at the MIDAS 2016 Scientific Convention of Indian Dental Association (IDA) Madras State Branch, that was held at Sigapi Achi Convention Center, Chettinad Health City, Chennai, India. The Oration was Chaired by Prof. D. Kandaswamy, Dean, Sri Ramachandra Dental College, Porur, and Prof. K. Ravi, Dean. SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, India.
Prof. V. Rangarajan, Former President, Secretary, Indian Dental Association Madras State Branch, Secretary, Indian Prosthodontic Society, Vice-Principal, Prof. & Head, Dept. of Prosthodontics, Sri Venkateswara Dental College, Chennai, introducing Prof. Balaji and speaking about his achievements.
Following his Oration, Prof. Balaji being honored by Prof. H. Thamizhchelvan, Secretary, IDA Madras & Prof. of Oral Pathology, Sri Ramachandra Dental College, Prof. K. Ravi, Prof. D. Kandaswamy and Prof. M.B. Aswath Narayanan, President, IDA Madras and Prof. & Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Tamil Nadu Govt. Dental College