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.