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The 8th International Dental Students and 2nd Dental Surgeons Congress organized by Dental Surgeons Congress, organized by Dental Student welfare association of India and Dental Surgeon Association of Indiawere held at KLE University, hosted by KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum on 9th& 10th April 2016. The event was a grand spectacle and saw a footfall of more than 1500 delegates, including many international guests.

The event was inaugurated in a glorious ceremony on the morning of 9thapril, 2016. The Chief Guest was Dr. VinaySahasrabuddhe, who is an Indian politician & National Vice President of BharatiyaJanata Party, India's ruling party.He expressed his views & need on Growing Dental Awareness Amongst People, which can be brought about by behaviour change, especially related to tobacco use and oral hygiene habits. He emphasized on the usage of Digital Platforms Which Can Spread the Awareness to the Grass Roots in society. He also talked about further advancement through rigorous research volumes.

The function was presided over by the Chancellor of KLE University and Chairman of KLE Society Dr. PrabhakarKore.Dr. Chandresh Shukla, Member DCI, EC Member Health University of Madhya Pradesh, the President of Dental Surgeon Association of India was at his charming best and displayed great enthusiasm while talking about the association. As a member of Dental Council of India he also said that there will be no more new colleges opening in India. He also mentioned delegates the importance of such conference.

Dr AshutoshDubey, the President of Dental Student Welfare Association of India also graced and delighted one and all through his address to all young, budding and upcoming dentists. Dr. Praveen Kudva, President Indian Society of Periodontology and Dr.Balaji Manohar, Hon. Secretary Indian Society of Periodontology were knowledge partner for congress, whose contribution is commendable.

Dr Renuka& Dr Vinayak, Professor, Dept of Periodontology, KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum were Coordinator in chief & Co-ordinator for the congress 2016. Their team brought out a wonderful souvenir for the occasion, which was released by the Chief Guest, Dr. VinaySahasrabuddhe.The event also marked the launch of the SPLAT range of Oral Care products which aims at making oral care a habit. SPLAT, a Russian oral health care products company currently being marketed in more than 42 countries across the world, is brought to the Indian market by The Dental Nexus, a part of White Clove Services Pvt. Ltd.

SPLAT India was launched at the hands of Mr Igor Temirov, Vice President, SPLAT Global, along with Dr Neeraj Sheth, CEO, The Dental Nexus. During the ceremony Chief Guest also facilitated Team of DSWAI & DSAI as well as organising committee of KLE, VK Institute Dental Sciences, Belgaum. Mr Manzar Naqvi, our exclusive Media Partner was also honoured on behalf of guident received a token of appreciation. Vote of thanks was delivered by Dr Aashutosh Dubey&Dr.Vinayak K. The gathering was truly an august one with dignitaries like Dr. Talal Al-Nahlawi, Dr.Zaher Al-Taqi, Dr.Shaili Pradhan, Dr.Aroop Banerjee, Dr. Ashish Nichani, Dr. M MDayakar, Dr. Manu Rathee,Dr Shaurya Sharma, Dr. H Murali and many others, both on and off the dias.

The scientific session included nine scientific lectures byboth International and National, speakers from all over the world, who were present to deliver their knowledge to the delegates. The scientific session was conducted in nine halls, one catering to guest lectures by the eminent of the dental fraternity and eight providing a platform to young budding dentists to share and portray their scientific prowess.

The first day saw lectures by various international speakers, notable amongst them Dr. Talal Al-Nahlawi, Dr.Zaher Al-Taqi, Dr.Shaili Pradhan, Dr.Aroop Banerjeeand National Speakers who were Dr. Ashish Nichani, Dr M MDayakar& Dr Manu Rathee.

Second day saw our national veterans of dentistry take the stage. Among them few were Dr. Aroop Banerjee & Dr Shaurya Sharma.

While the entire day saw scientific session grind taking the stage the evening was reserved for Cultural events to suits everyone palate. Performance by Malaysian students took over the evening and made everyone to stand for their outstanding performance. The contribution of students was commendable.

Excellence Awards-2016 was also given to the various nominated categories and they wereconferred to various colleges and academicians on the Banquet night. There were 24 different categories for the Excellence award-2016. The evening gathered momentum with the musical fountain show at university campus, mixture of karntaka and Punjabi music which was belted on the dance floor. Everybody, young and old alike, let their hair down and came to shake their legs. Dr. Abhi Thakkar &Dr.Dhriti were appointed as state coordinator of dental student welfare association of India team 2016.

Guident Journal has also launched an App for android and apple user in the conference so as to benefit a number of students and dentist as well. This app has all the data which will help the dentist to upgrade their knowledge and will be updated every month.

On the second day, renowned national guest speakers spread their knowledge to various delegates of different colleges. Valedictory function was presided by Dr Chandresh Shukla and votes of thanks were addressed by Dr JeeteshTamrakar, Secretary-DSWAI & Dr Robin Malik, Secretary- DSAI. Executive committee members meeting held at second day which includes addition of senior faculty members of KLE, VK Institute of faculty members, International speakers,Indian Society of Periodontlogy President. Dr. Chanrdesh Shukla emphasized on the importance of Continuing Dental Education Programmes, New Research Methodology for betterment of the profession. Dr AashutoshDubey promised that he will not leave any stone unturned for the betterment of the profession through continuous efforts for welfare of dental students.

The event was very well supported by the platinum sponsors, UNICORN Denmart, SPLAT, the Dental Nexsus, Knowledge Partner- Indian Society of Periodontology and Indian Prosthodontics Society. Guident Magazine was the exclusive MEDIA PARTNERS for entire congress. Dr Rohit, Dr.Abhishek, Dr Praval, Dr Babita, Dr Amol was part of organizing committee. It was nicely and well organized extravaganza for young dentists and students of the country for academics and fostering the fellowship among them in the presence of veterans of dentistry.