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
The world’s highest body in dental research is the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) with head quarters in USA. The association has about 12,000 members worldwide. The 92nd Annual Congress of this scientific body was held during June 25th – 28th 2014 at Cape Town, South Africa. To increase the quality of dental research and research manuscript across the globe, the IADR had organized a symposium to deliberate and identify possible solutions.
In this symposium, Prof. S. M. Balaji, as Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery & Executive Editor, Indian Journal of Dental Research was invited to represent the Asian region in this one of its kind scholarly program. The Symposium was chaired by Prof. Kenneth A. Eaton, United Kingdom, Chairman of the British Dental Editor’s Forum. The other prominent faculty was Prof. William Giannobile, USA, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Dental Research.
Dr. S. M. Balaji, Director of BDCH was invited to deliver a guest Lecture at the recently concluded Asia-Pacific Dental Congress. (http://apdentalcongress.org/)
The congress is one of the largest dental meetings in the world. It has the largest footfall and sees a plethora of scientific findings, innovations.
Dr. Balaji was one of the very few selected surgeons selected to speak in this congress. He lectured extensively on the ways to regenerate the jaw bone after loss of the teeth. It is a common situation that residual jaw bone height diminishes after removal or extraction of teeth.
Dr. Balaji spoke on length about the non-surgical ways through which the bone height could be drastically increased to place dental implants, citing his rich experience in the field.