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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 505-506
1 st International and 4 th National Conference of Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry Clinical Research 2015: Report

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Date of Web Publication2-Nov-2015

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Subbiya A. 1 st International and 4 th National Conference of Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry Clinical Research 2015: Report. J Conserv Dent 2015;18:505-6

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Subbiya A. 1 st International and 4 th National Conference of Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry Clinical Research 2015: Report. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2015 [cited 2023 Feb 1];18:505-6. Available from:
Dental clinical research is an important phase of research to improve the oral health of society at large. Clinical research programs provide insight to the budding dental researchers to imbibe the methods, strategies, and other aspects of research from the experienced and share their own research experience in the open forum. This conference brought together various educators, researchers, and students, creating an opportunity to share the state of the art advances related to research and to the contemporary practice of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. The main mission of this conference was to support and intensity research among students and professionals.

We are happy to place on record the success of First International event from the Endodontics and Conservative dentistry CLInical RESearch (ECCLIRES) team at Hotel Accord Metropolitan, Chennai. Encouraged by enthusiasm and interest shown by the active participants of 2014, we have successfully completed the 1 st International and 4 th National ECCLIRES 2015 on 29 th and 30 th of August under the banner of Indian Association of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics (IACDE). There were delegates and students representing various colleges from all over the country. The Chief Guest for ECCLIRES 2015 was Dr. V. Kanagasabai, Registrar, Bharath University, who elaborated on the importance of clinical research and the generous contribution of Bharath University for clinical research. Dr. V. G. Sukumaran, Chairman, organizing committee welcomed the gathering, and Dr. L. Lakshminaryanan, Hon, General Secretary, IACDE, who graced the occasion spoke on need for encouraging more and more clinical research in all the institutions of the country.

The invited lectures were delivered by Dr. Pavel Cherkas, Assistant Professor, Discipline of Endodontics, University of Toronto, and Dr. M. Nivedhitha, Professor and Head, Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha University. Through live video conferencing, he enlightened the delegates on pain management in endodontics. He highlighted the mechanism of pain, causes of pain, theories of pain, local anesthetics used during the treatment, and management of endodontic pain. He also highlighted about the management of "Hot tooth" and the medications that can be given preoperatively and postoperatively. The lecture extended for more than 2½ h, and there was a separate interactive session in which Dr. Pavel Cherkas answered the questions put forth by the delegates, as well as the post graduate students.

Dr. M. Nivedhitha spoke on the ways of conducting the questionnaire survey. She highlighted the importance of survey research, types of survey, and how to conduct a questionnaire survey in a simple manner. This would definitely kindle the interests of postgraduate students, as well as delegates to initiate one.

Dr. R. Mensudar, Dr. V. Prakash, Dr. A. Karthick were in charge of the scientific committee, which handled the increase in a number of papers presented. A total number of 60 papers were presented. There was an increase in the number and quality of papers presented with more papers on "Randomized Control Trials." The trend of increased papers on Randomized Control Trials was encouraging as the aim of ECCLIRES was to motivate our researchers to take up more clinical trials.

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Ten Best Papers were selected in the convention out of which The Overall Best Paper was selected in the final session. The following were the papers:

  1. "Evaluation of Postoperative Pain in One Visit Root Canal Treatment With Two Different Rotary Systems - A Randomized Clinical Trial," from Narayana Dental College, Nellore By Dr. Swathi.
  2. "Histological evaluation of direct pulp capping with biodentine and mineral trioxide aggregate - an in vivo study" from TNGDC, Chennai by Dr. Madhura Solunke.
  3. "Management of Palato-radicular Groove" from TNGDC, Chennai by Dr. C. S. Shobana.
  4. "Endodontic Management of Maxillary Second Molar With Four Roots and Four Canals - A Case Report" from Meenakshi Ammal Dental College by Dr. Hrudi Sundar Sahoo.
  5. "Variations in root canal anatomy" from Saveetha Dental College by Dr. Rajarajeswari.
  6. "Three-dimensional manually adaptable post and pontic" from Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai by Dr. M. S. Premkumar.
  7. "Influence of Speed of Injection using 4% Articaine On The onset of Anaesthesia of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block - A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial" from Thai Moogambigai Dental College by Dr. Taher Ahmed.
  8. "Surgical management of corono-radicular groove with PRF and Biodentine" from JKKN Dental College, Kumarapalayam by Dr. M. Praveen.
  9. "Assessment of reversible pulpitis, irreversible pulpitis, pulpal necrosis by pulse oximetry" - from Narayana Dental College, Nellore by Dr. Anusha.
  10. "Clinical performance of a class I nanohybrid composite restorations with light cure glass ionomer liner and flowable composite liner at 3, 6, and 12 months interval - A Randomized Clinical Trial" from Narayana Dental College, Nellore by Dr. Suhasini.

The Overall Best Paper was awarded to Dr. Suhasini from Narayana Dental College, Nellore, which was a clinical in vivo study and the second best paper was awarded to case report by Dr. Premkumar from Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai.

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Correspondence Address:
Arunajatesan Subbiya
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.168830

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