The Clinical Induction Ceremony for the talented 4th-semester batch of dental students (2019/2020) took place on Monday, September 18th, 2023, at the prestigious S B Dissanayake Hall of the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya.
Dear Students, congratulations on this significant milestone! As you embark on your clinical training journey, we encourage you to uphold every word of the oath you've taken. May you excel and evolve into exemplary dental professionals who continually strive for excellence in your careers
In the embrace of Speranza 23, the illustrious eve of September 16th, 2023, witnessed a splendid gathering within the hallowed halls of the Prof. K. Bambaradeniya Auditorium, Faculty of Dental Sciences. This grand spectacle was none other than the Freshers' Welcome, a vibrant eve organised by the '19 batch of undergraduates. This fantastic evening was brought to life through the commitment of the entire Dentoz family, the Dean, the academic staff, and the non-academic staff, alongside the senior batches. All the batches added beauty and vibrancy to the event by showcasing their unique talents and performances.
The 2nd Peradeniya University Research Excellence Showcase was held on 29th August 2023 at the Joint Research and Demonstration Centre for Water Technology, University of Peradeniya. The main purpose of this event was to showcase novel and cutting-edge research and locally developed solutions for national needs. Additionally, the top-tier researchers of the university were recognized. The Prof. Lakshman Samaranayake Award recipients and the Tier 4* researchers, based on the transparent research performance scheme stipulated in UGC Circular 05/2018, were presented at the award ceremony. Prof BSMS Siriwardena, Professor in Oral Pathology from Faculty of Dental Sciences was one of the award recipients. Prof. Lakshman Samaranayake was present to give away the certificates and cash prizes. The Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor awarded plaques and certificates to Tier 4* researchers.
Workshop organized by the Dental E-Learning Unit (DELU), Faculty of Dental Sciences on "Enhancing Teaching & Learning through Technology" was successfully conducted at the E-Lab on 5th September 2023. DELU wishes to greatly appreciate the contributions made by Dr. Isuru Nawinne, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Engineering, University of Peradeniya as the resource person for the event.
"Two Sri Lankan-born scientists at the University of Hong Kong have been ranked amongst China’s top microbiologists.”
As per the statistics gathered by “Research.com”, Prof. Lakshman Samaranayake has been ranked 11th, out of 43,737 scientists analyzed by the national scientometric analytic firm.
Prof. Lakshman Samaranayake is a world renowned scientist for his clinical microbiological work. He is a proud product of the Faculty and currently holds a honorary professorship at the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya.
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Thirty academics majority from the Faculty of Dental Sciences and rest from Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya successfully completed the Research Methodology Workshop held on 11th, 13th, 18th and 20th of July 2023. Participants also had the unique opportunity of initiating project proposals and systematic reviews under the guidance of Prof. Dasanayake, which will continue via online till the work is completed.
Dental Students Research Symposium, STURESY 2023 on the theme “Pioneering Innovations by Young Minds Shaping a Brighter Present, Future, and Beyond” was held on 12 th August 2023 at Prof. K. Bambaradeniya Auditorium. Prof M.D Lamawansa, the Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya graced the event as the chief guest. Two keynote speeches on “Planning Research for Better Results” by Prof. W.M.T Madhujith, Deputy Vice Chancellor of University of Peradeniya and “Commercialization of University based Research and Innovations” by Dr. B.R Fernando of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, brought color to the event. The technical sessions consisted of 13 oral presentations and 14 poster presentations. The highlight of the event was the awards ceremony where the ten best research presentations were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals and commendable certificates.
The official website of the Smile Train Cleft Centre, Faculty of Dental sciences was launched by the Prof. M.D. Lamawansa Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya on 26 th June 2023. Prof. A.M.A.Attygalla/ Dean, Prof. W.M.P.S.K. Wijekoon/ Director, Smile Train Cleft Centre, and Mrs.W.N.A.A.N.N. Padeniya/SAR, Faculty of Dental sciences participated to the occasion.
The annual Pirith chanting ceremony and the alms giving of the Faculty of Dental Sciences and Dental teaching hospital UoP was held on the 13th and 14th of May 2023 at the premises of Faculty of Dental Sciences, Peradeniya. The event was organized by the Buddhist brotherhood of the Faculty of Dental Sciences and well supported by the academic, nonacademic and the Ministry of Health staff. Overnight pirith chanting on the 13th was followed by alms giving on the 14th. Students of the faculty of Dental Sciences and other faculties, University staff and the Ministry of Health staff participated in the event.
The welcome ceremony of the new entrants of Faculty of Dental Sciences, UoP was held on 4th May 2023 at the Bambaradeniya Auditorium of the Faculty of Dental Sciences. Acting Vice Chancellor Prof. T. Madhujith was the chief guest. New entrants of the 2021/22 batch and their parents, University officials, Academic and nonacademic staff participated in this event. New entrants were registered and the Faculty mentor programme was also introduced at this occasion.
Stationery Donation Ceremony of the Smile Train Cleft Centre, Faculty of Dental Sciences was held on 29th April 2023 at the CPC hall. As an event under the 20th Commemoration of Smile Train Cleft Centre, stationary and other necessary school items were distributed among the children with cleft lip and palate who are from needy families.
An in-service training workshop for dental surgeons was successfully conducted at the Bambaradeniya Memorial Auditorium on the 20th March 2023 organized by the Center for Research in Oral Cancer, Faculty of Dental Sciences. The resource persons for the workshop were Prof Ruwan D Jayasinghe, Prof. Dileep De Silva, Prof. Mudiyanse Rasnayake and Dr. Kalani Hettiarachchi. Important and timely topics such as the use of technology in the early detection of oral cancer and oral potentially malignant disorders, coping with challenges, and how to obtain research allowance for ministry of health employees were covered in this workshop.
University of Peradeniya signed a memorandum of understanding with GSL institutions, India at the International symposium on Head and neck oncology held on 18th March 2023 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
A team of staff and students from the GSL institutions, India visited Faculty of Dental sciences, University of Peradeniya on 19th March 2023 to discuss future collaborations in research, development and technical exchange.
Dr. Nadisha Piyarathne, Department of Basic Sciences, has been appointed as an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition of the University of Aberdeen, UK from 15th March 2023-14th March 2026.
Prof. RD Jayasinghe has been awarded the prestigious Bibile Memorial Oration 2023 at the Annual Academic Session of the Kandy Society of Medicine held on 10th February 2023.
Prof. W. M Tilakaratna, a former senior academic staff member of the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, has been listed among the top 2% of the world scientists – in 2022 by Stanford University.
Mrs. M.R.D.M. Senanayake, Senior Staff Technical Officer, Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, was appointed to the Post of Chief Technical Officer with effect from 29.01.2021. Mrs. Senanayake is the first member to be appointed to this post at the Faculty of Dental Sciences.
Prof. RD Jayasinghe has been appointed as the Proctor of the University of Peradeniya for the year 2023.
The welcome ceremony of the new entrants to the Faculty of Dental Sciences was held at the K. Bamberadeniya Auditorium on 03rd January 2023. The event was graced by the Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice chancellor, and the Deans of the Faculties of University of Peradeniya. Prof.AM Attygalla, Dean Faculty of Dental Sciences welcomed the gathering. Professor MD Lamawansa, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. BMHSK Banneheka, Chairman of the Student Welfare Advisory Committee (SWAC) and Mr. Sachithra Wijeratne President, Dental Faculty Student Union also addressed the gathering. All 2020/21 entrants attended this event with their parents on the occasion.
The motivational speech was done by Dr.Chaminda Weerasiriwardena, Professional counselor and Psychotherapist. Dr. MP Paranagama, representing the Counselling and Career Guidance Committee, did the introduction to the Mentor Programme.
Hemophilia comprises a group of hereditary disorders caused by the deficiency of one or more clotting factors leading to prolonged clotting time and excessive bleeding which may be fatal.
Hemophilia challenges the skills of dental specialists by inducing bleeding during treatment, which can even be life threatening in certain cases. The dental problems in these individuals poses, difficulty in their dental management, and emotional as well as psychological issues .
But with proper care and precautions,it is possible to treat these patients successfully .
A comprehensive dental treatment session for haemophilia patients registered in the haemorphilia management centre , Teaching Hospital Peradeniya was carried out at the Dental Hospital (teaching) Peradeniya , under the supervision of Consultant Haematologist Prof Dhammika Dissanayake, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon Prof Parakrama Wijekoon and Prof KM Wijerathna, consultant in restorative dentistry of comprehensive oral care unit at the faculty of dental sciences on 21st December 2022.
Factor V111 necessary for the treatment was donated by world haemorphilia association while Ten dental surgeons ,a senior registrar in haematology and nursing officers treated about 40 haemophilia patients.
Prof. Vajira Weerasinghe from the Faculty of Medicine conducted a workshop on Construction and Quality Assessment of MCQs in Examinations on 19.12.2022 organized by the IQAC.
A team of the Heads of Moscow Clinics, Russia (Moscow Metropolitan Governance Yury Luzhkow University) visited the Faculty of Dental Sciences, on 02.12.2022 in a mission to educate themselves on the Health Care system in Sri Lanka. The team visited different clinics in the Dental Hospital and the Deans Office of the Faculty of Dental Sciences. The visit would strengthen the health-related co-operation between Sri Lanka and Russian universities.
Perusall is an online social learning platform, designed to ensure every student is engaged with course material by creating social interactions between students that are embedded directly inside of course content. A workshop organized by the Dental E-Learning Unit (DELU) on "Maximizing flipped learning using PERUSALL" was held on 22nd November 2022 for the academic members. The resource person for the workshop was Prof. R.G. Ragel, Professor in Computer Engineering, Head/Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya. DELU wishes to appreciate the contributions made by Prof Ragel in introducing this useful tool that could be used effectively as a pedagogical approach.