February 13:

“The scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery has expanded beyond imagination during the last decade and students of dentistry and the public must grab the opportunities” said Dr. P.V.Ramana Murthy, the managing Director of Andhra Hospitals, Vijayawada. He was addressing a gathering of Dentists at the International and National Day of Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons celebrated in St. Joseph Dental College this morning. The oral surgeons were once known for extraction and minor operations, but today, he said, they are performing different kind of surgeries ranging from orthognathic surgeries to cosmetic surgeries. They have taken over the work of the plastic surgeons as far as the face is concerned, he said and congratulated the HOD and staff of St. Joseph Dental College.

The celebrations were inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest, Dr. PV Ramana Murthy, Fr.Bala, the secretary and Correspondent, Dr. N. Sleeva Raj, Principal, Dr. Mehboob Shaikh and Dr. Srinath, the PG Director. Fr. Bala placed on record the extraordinary surgeries performed in the college in the pursuit of carving the faces of the people.