The library orientation programme for the new entrants (2018/2019 batch) of the Faculty Dental Sciences was successfully completed in the months of February and March. This programme consisted of 4 sessions which included introduction to the medical and dental libraries, practical session on proper use of library facilities, registration in the library and a visit to the main library. Seventy eight students participated in this programme and the resource persons were Mr. Sunil Premarathne, senior assistant librarian, dental sciences library and Ms. Dilani Abeyrathne, senior assistant librarian, medical library.
Diploma awards ceremony of the Dental Auxiliary Training School was held on 11th February 2020 at the K Bambaradeniya Auditorium Faculty of Dental Sciences. Dr. JAVP Jayasinghe, the Dean of the Faculty of Dental Sciences graced this occasion as the chief guest. Dr. IP Thilakumara the Director / DATS delivered the welcome address. This event took place with the participation of Cnl. Anoja Weerakon, Deputy Director / Sri Lanka Army Dental Servicers, Wing Commander Pradeep Jayashantha representative Sri Lanka Air Force / Dental Services, many academic and non academic staff members of the faculty, diploma recipients and the present trainees of the DATS.
In his speech, the chief guest Dr. JAVP Jayasinghe highlighted the contribution of the Dental Auxiliaries as important members of the Dental team. He further advised the Diploma recipients to keep up with the modern technology when they start to practice at their respective institutions.
This was the first ever awards ceremony held to award a Higher Diploma in Dental Technology and Diploma in Dental Assisting. Total of 43 Dental Auxiliaries attached to Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Air Force, Ministry of Health and Faculty of Dental Sciences were awarded the respective Diplomas.
The acting matron of the Dental Teaching Hospital, Mrs. Shiroma Senevirathne proposed the vote of thanks on this occation.
Workshop on clinical photography for academic and non-academic staff was held on 21st January 2020 at E Lab. Mr. Chanuka Thiyambarawatta, Professional Photographer and Prof. AM Attygalla, Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery were the resource persons of this workshop. Both academic and non academic staff members who participated in this workshop had a very good experience in how to use mobile phone in clinical photography, how to improve a photo and hands on session in taking photographs with a mobile device and editing using mobile app and photoshop. This workshop was organized by Director, DELU together with the executive committee of the Dental Faculty E-Learning Unit.
The welcome ceremony for the new entrants of the Faculty of Dental Sciences was held on 13th January 2020 at the K. Bambaradeniya auditorium of the faculty. The event was graced by the Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice chancellor, and the Deans of the Faculties of University of Peradeniya. At this event, Emeritus Professor A.N.I. Ekanayake, a former dean of the faculty, inspired the new entrants with his inaugural speech. Present first year students entertained their new-coming brothers and sisters with dance and music to make this a pleasant and memorable event for them.