Continuing Professional Development Program Conducted by Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences on 27th November 2019
Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences organised a Continuing Professional Development Program to update medical and dental professionals regarding behavioral modification techniques for tobacco cessation and management of nicotine withdrawal.
The program was inaugurated by Dr.A Srinivas Rao, Pro Chancellor, Srinivas University and Vice-President, A. Shama Rao Foundation.
Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Varma, Dean, Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences and Dr.Uday Kumar Rao, Dean, Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre graced the occasion with their presence.
The guest speakers were
1. Dr. Sachin Sinha, Associate Professor at the Dept of Oral Pathology, Daswani Dental College Rajasthan –
Topic: Tobacco Cessation Counseling and Management of Nicotine Withdrawal – Role of Dentists. He moderated activity that encouraged the participants to understand the aspects of tobacco use and its health, legal and social consequences. A quiz was conducted about tobacco and the winner was given a certificate. Demonstration of use of carbon monoxide monitor and counseling to quit tobacco use was performed by Dr.Sinha.
2. Dr. Manu Anand, Senior Resident, Dept. Of Psychiatry, Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre.
Topic: Motivational Enhancement Therapy for tobacco cessation.
Dr.Sreevidya Bhat HOD Department of Public health dentistry welcomed the guests and Dr.Kripal Rai, Assistant Professor , Department of Public health dentistry delivered vote of thanks and they convened the programme.