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Message From President

Warm Greetings from the president, We are happy to announce that we are coming up with Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India (AOMSI) "E News Letter" apart from national e journal. This will be an excellent platform for the members to showcase their innovative ideas, talent of writings, state chapter activities, social activities of AOMSI & any events of AOMSI. This year onwards to support the green revolution we have comeup with e copy of journals and plantation of saplings. Looking forward for your active participation on 13th February 2018.
Dr. Philip Mathew President AOMSI

Message From Secretary

At the outset , I would like to express my appreciation to the praise worthy efforts by our team in putting together this newsletter.

I would like to take this opportunity to put in a word about our next upcoming conferences the mid term conference to be held at Nepal and annual conference at Chennai. Also this year on the max fac day we will be launching a movie and a presentation on beautifying the face. So request all members to actively present to all medical faculties our ability to correct a deformed face We are the guardians of the face and now it’s time we show the world In continuation with the last year initiative of “GO Green” from AOMSI, We request all organisers to greet the dignitaries with a plantable sapling instead of floral bouquet in all AOMSI official meetings hereafter in future (state chapter, Annual). This is an initiative from AOMSI head office “ Green initiative”. This way we all can contribute to the greener world.
Dr. Pritham Shetty Hon. Gen. Secretary AOMSI

From Editors Desk

It is indeed a great honour and privilege to be an editor of our AOMSI News Letter, though it is a difficult task to gather all the information, activities, news makers & events, the Associate Editors (Dr. Ritesh Rajan, Dr. Amit B Lal, Dr. Ravi Kalola & Dr. Rajashree) and the guidance from the head office made things possible and easy. I sincerely thank all the variuos commitee ( fellowship committee, IBOMS Committee, Education Committee & Social Event Committee) members for providing necessary information.
We will continue to explore the vital connection between professionals, academics, social activities & events to the best of our ability. I hope future contributions will ensure that the readers are kept fully abreast of the latest happenings and developments.
I sincerely urge to all the members to participate actively and contribute to create a niche in the awareness program of AOMSI on 13th February.
Dr. Rajasekhar G - EC Member AOMSI

New Technical Update Of AOMSI Election
This time at 42 AOMSI Conference, Nagpur the Computerized election was provided by A1 Logics. The entire process is very secured with the high level of encryption and authenticated with 3 concurrent password (Chief election Officer - Dr. Manjunath Rai, General Secretary – Dr. Pritham N Shetty & Chief Technical Officer – Mr. Praveen Udupa). The system proved very efficient and effective. 409 People have voted. Average voting time taken per person in 53 seconds !!!
This system which was implemented for the first time in AOMSI and was well accepted. For details kindly contact the General Secretary of AOMSI or Chief Technical Officer – Mr. Praveen Udupa - A1 Logics | Opp. to KSRTC Bus Stand | Bejai | Mangalore-575 004 | Mobile: +91 9945038622

Social Event Of AOMSI
AOMSI not only encourages academic activities but also wants the members to be close and active in social events, towards this endeavor last year a cricket tournament was started at MIDCOMS, Chandigarh. In continuation this year again a cricket tournament is planned at GOA in the month of March 2018. This is organized by Dr. Vikas Dhupar, Dr. Omkar S, Dr. Praveen, Dr. Francis Akra and Team from GOA state AOMSI chapter. Five teams across India are participating in this event. We wish them good luck.

Social Responsibility
Yet another social responsible move has been taken up by the head office of our association in the larger interest of environment GO GREEN after FACE IT program. It has been suggested to all the organizers of any event under AOMSI to greet the dignitaries on the dias with a plantable sapling instead of a floral bouquet, this way we contribute for a BETTER and GREENER WORLD.

Recent Conference

42nd AOMSI Annual Conference, Nagpur

42nd Annual Congress of AOMSI scientifically sponsored meeting by European association of craniomaxillofacial surgery was held at Nagpur from 15-18 November 2017. The theme for the conference was evidence based Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. Dr S.R Shenoi (Organizing Chairman), Dr Abahy Datarkar (Organising Secretary), Dr David Tauro (Conference Secretary) and Dr Nitin Bhola (Scientific Chairman) were the main pillars behind the success of the conference.

Preconference course inauguration ceremony was held on 15th November. Dr. Sindhu Ganvir Dean GDC and Dr. Usha Radke Dean VSPM DCRC were guest of Honors. Five preconference courses which includes Cadaver course for Neck Dissection and Reconstructive Flaps, Orthognathic Surgery, AO-CMF- Management of post-traumatic deformity, Zygomatic Implant and Total TMJ Reconstruction were held at VSPM Dental college and Research centre under the guidance of Preconference Chairperson Dr Vrinda Kolte. More than 150 delegates and trainer were enrolled for the courses. Around 31 national and international faculty members were the mentors for this hand-on courses which was well appreciated by the participants. Dr. Dibyendu Majumdar, President DCI, Chief Guest felicitated the International and National faculties of the Preconference courses.

IBOMS exam was held in VSPM DCRC, Nagpur Dr. Veerabahu, Secretary IBOMS conducted the exam with the assistance of Dr. Nilima Agrawal.
The prestigious Dr Ginwala Oration was delivered by Dr. Sanjiv Nair at empress palace on 16th Nov 17 which received a big round of applause and appreciation from the audience.

A state roll call was conducted for the first time and was well appreciated. Around 1200 delegates and trainees attended the conference .Conference was inaugurated by the Hon’ DCI president Dr. Dibyendu Majumdar as chief guest. Dr Julio Acero, President of International Association from Spain, Dr Manlio Galie, Education Officer from European Association, Dr Neelkandan, President of AOMSI, Dr. Pritam Shetty, Secretary AOMSI ,Dr. David Tauro, Conference Secretary, Dr S.R.Shenoi Organizing Chairman & Dr Abhay Datarkar Organizing Secretary were dignitaries present on the dais.

Prestigious life time Achievement awards of AOMSI were given to Dr D.S. Gupta, Dr R .S. Dolas , Dr S. Prabhu, Dr Shrivastava and Col. Dr Jeevan Kumar Dr Rajiv M Borle was felicitated for being appointed as the Vice Chancellor of DMIMS University, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra.

A Grand cultural event with Vidharban fervor was icing on the cake followed by inaugural Dinner.

Scientific sessions were held time bound on17th &18th Nov 17 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM under the chairmanship of Dr Nitin Bhola. Around 200 free delegate papers, 500 e-posters and 11 Delegate Prize paper were presented by the participants. Six master classes were conducted with enthusiastic participation from the delegates.

Guest lectures by International and National Speakers, Masterclasses, Sessions on Innovation, PG Quiz and State Roll Call were the highlights of the conference.

Banquet was held on 18thNov 17 at Lawns of hotel Le-meridian. Conference organizing committee members were introduced by a walk on the ramp. Prizes for best paper and AOMSI fellowship were awarded at the banquet. Newly elected president and his team were inducted.

Forth Coming Conferences

Welcome to MIDCOMS - 2018, NEPAL
26th - 28th APRIL 2018

It gives me great pleasure to address you, to welcome cordially at the 2nd Joint Meeting of NAOMS & AOMSI and 22nd Mid-Term Conference & 8th PG Convention of Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India

This event is the culmination of an enormous collective effort which began in November 2016 when our country was selected as the site of this conference second time. From that moment, NAOMS, IAOMS and individuals contributed in one form or another towards the organization of the meeting.

  Distinguished participants, let me express, in the name of NAOMS our most sincere wish that the discussions and presentations will positively contribute to the consolidation of the aim of this joint Conference.

I’d like to welcome each of you for attending our conference and bringing your expertise to our gathering, You as an expert have the vision, the knowledge, the wherewithal and the experience to help us pave our way in future. Throughout the conference, I request you to stay engaged, keep us proactive and help us shape the future of OMFS.

Once again my personal request for attending this conference in this Birth place of lord Buddha, Holy land of Pasupathinath and summit of the World Mount Everest.

Prof. Dr. Neeraj Pant 
Organizing Committee
MIDCOMS 2018, Nepal

Organizing Secretariat
Dr. Pranay Ratna Sakya
Organizing Secretary, MIDCOMS 2018
Ph : +977 98412 77764 (Nepal)
Email : indonepalomfs@gmail.com

Regarding Scienitifc 
Dr. Kannan Balaraman :  +91 94420 33060 (India)
Dr. Alok Sagtani :   +977 98520 49090 (Nepal)
Dr. Bandana Khanal :   +977 98410 03012 (Nepal)

For registration and more details visit www.midcoms2018.com

Welcome to 43rd Annual Conference of AOMSI, Chennai
11th - 13th Oct 2018

First Indo - Japan OMS Meeting

Vanakkam...Greetings from Chennai,
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India (AOMSI), we take great pleasure and pride in inviting you to the 43rd Annual Conference of AOMSI which is to be held in Chennai from 11th to 13th October 2018. 

Chennai has a glorious cultural history and is the capital city of the State of Tamil Nadu, located in the southern part of India. Chennai has been the forefront of holistic medical care and is now well known for advanced medical and surgical care. Our team has put together a brilliant scientific program of contemporary maxillofacial surgery. Innovation and research will be key focus areas. Several internationally renowned maxillofacial surgeons from India and all over the world will lead the academic program.

Chennai has many archeological places of interest and is well known for its silk and spices. The culinary experience is greatly sought after. The weather will also be in the pleasant early 30s. Chennai is also very well connected for national and international air travel. Please mark the dates in your calendar. We promise you a great conference.

Dr. Gunaseelan Rajan
Organizing Chairman,
Mob. No +91 98400 45691

Dr S Ram kumar
Organizing Secretary
Mob. No +91 98401 44964

Dr M. Veerabahu
Chairman Scientific Committee
Mob. No +91 98401 41824


Other Events and Important Dates to Mark

1) ICOMS RIO 2019, May 21 to 24, 2019 RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL

2) 13th Asian Conference of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery ( ACOMS) , 08/11/2018 to 11/11/2018, TaiPei, Taiwan

3) 24th Congress of European Association got Cranio MaxilloFacial Surgery , 18/09/2018 to 21/09/2018 Munich Germany

4) 17th Annual Conference of Indian Society Of Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies 2018, March 17-18, Kolkata , India

5) British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting 2018 Durham June 20-22, 2018

Indian board of oral and maxillofacial surgeons (IBOMS)

Indian board of oral and maxillofacial surgeons (IBOMS) conducted the examination at the 42nd National AOMSI conference, Nagpur on November 2017 by the following examiners Dr. Umaar, Dr. Senthil Murugan, Dr.Shaji Thomas, Dr.Rohith. In this prestigious examination ten candidates appeared for the exam out of which, the following six candidates successfully cleared the examination. 1. Dr.Ankur Thakral, 2. Dr.Anshul Rai, 3. Dr.Kshitij Omprakash Bang, 4. Dr.Lakshmi Shetty, 5. Dr.Omkar Anand Shetye, 6. Dr.Ravikumar M.P.

The IBOMS convocation function was conducted at the conference venue, Nagpur for the candidates who have cleared the IBOMS exam in the year 2016. The function was felicitated by the IBOMS president Dr Ram Doss, IBOMS immediate past president Dr. David Tauro, IBOMS secretary Dr.M.Veerabahu and Secretary Elect Dr.Thangavelu. The following candidates received the IBOMS degree certificate at the convocation ceremony. 1. Dr.R. Murugan MDS, 2. Dr.D.Sankar MDS, 3. Dr.Major Yuvraj Issar MDS, 4. Dr.Sanyog Pathak MDS, 5. Dr.Abhilasha O. Yadav MDS 6. Dr. Sanadi Sajid Ahmed MDS 7. Dr. C. Deepak MDS, 8. Dr. B. Sasikala MDS

Warm Regards
Dr Veerabahu

AOMSI - Master classes Programs

A four day Master classes program is conducted aiming at helping the oral & maxillofacial trainees who are due to appear for their MDS examination, by steering through a quick and comprehensive review of the MDS syllabus prescribed by the Dental Council of India (DCI). The objective is to enable them to take the theory, clinical and viva-voce of the examination more confidently by giving an overview of the syllabus, structure, pattern, fundamental concepts and pit falls.
The participants can listen and meet the well experienced academic faculty from different institutions and gain knowledge from the interactive sessions. Other benefits like course material, list of books to read, Old Question papers, Viva-voce questions may be provided at the end of the program.
The program is usually conducted in the month of February or March of every year at four (4) different parts of the country (North, East, West & South) and the target participants are final and second year PG trainees.
This year the programs are conducted at ALIGARH, VISNAGAR, KOLKATA & CHENNAI

Following are the brief details of the program at different places

For Details Contact: Dr. Samiran Ghosh, Mob.no - 9830169791


World over Maxillofacial Trauma, Orthognathic surgery and Oral Oncology are considered an important part of the core curriculum in Maxillofacial surgical training, However by no means can it be confidently asserted, that all our trainees acquire adequate knowledge and skills to independently manage these problems at the end of their training. On the contrary, even adequate exposure to some of the aspects of these sub-specialties may be lacking in a number of training programs.    In order to address this issue the AOMSI has started hands on fellowship programs in the sub-specialties of Maxillofacial Trauma, Orthognathic surgery and Oral Oncology

Name of the Programs:
1) AOMSI - Fellowship in Maxillofacial Trauma
2) AOMSI - Fellowship in Orthognathic surgery 
3) AOMSI – Fellowship in Oral Oncology 

Period of Training  
            1 Year duration for Maxillofacial Trauma
            1 Year for Orthognathic Surgery
            2 Years for Oral Oncology


1) The candidates should have an MDS in oral and Maxillofacial surgery or equivalent and should have been qualified for less than 3 years.
2) Should be a life member of the AOMSI
3) Should be selected by a due process of selection by the AOMSI Fellowship committee as a suitable candidate who needs training

Recent Examination
The recent fellowship examination was held at Dr D Y Patil Dental college, Navi Mumbai in the month of August 2017, with the co-ordination of Dr Mukul Padye. Approximately 90 candidates appeared for the examination and successful candidates were interviewed by the fellowship committee and allotted to the recognized Cranio-Maxillofacial trauma, Orthognathic & Oral cancer centers pan India.
Committee members of fellowship program
Dr Krishnamurthy Bonanthaya
Dr Vivekvardhan Reddy
Dr Sanjeev kumar Saxena

For more details kindly visit - www.aomsi.com


Dr Rajiv Mukund Borle completed his masters in MaxFac surgery in 1984 from GDC Nagpur . He has been in academia since then and held various responsible positions in the academic setting and also served AOMSI in various capacities. He has been a prolific writer with over 120 national and international publications and 9 books. He also holds a patent and 3 copyrights . He has been awarded several times for his contributions. He has been appointed to the prestigious post of Vice Chancellor of Datta Meghe was institute of medical sciences deemed university in 2017.


Dr Neelam Andrade completed her post graduation in 1985. She went on to receive the prestigious TC White scholarship in 1995. She has been a very active contributor for the association and was past president of our association in the year 2012. She has lot of publications on tumours, TMJoint & distraction osteogenesis in various national and international journals. She has been appointed as Dean of the prestigious Nair Hospital Dental college, Mumbai in November 2017.


Dr Krishnamurthy Bonanthaya did his Masters in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery from Mangalore university. He later pursued his FDSRCS (Royal College of Surgeons,England) and FFDRCS (Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland). He completed his MBBS from MAHE Manipal.He is one among the few Maxillofacial surgeons in India who are dually qualified. Presently he is working as professor in Bangalore institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore. He is a project Director for smile train program at Mahavir Jain Hospital, Bangalore. He is also honorary professor in Dept of Maxillofacial surgery at university of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He has been serving Cleft lip and palate patients since last two decades. He has delivered many national and international lectures at Various forums. He also has many publications in both national and international journals He has been unanimously selected as president elect of our association at 42 Nagpur conference. He has been appointed as Medical advisor in Smile Train India Project.


Dr Moni A.K is an internationally acclaimed Head and Neck cancer Surgeon , he graduated in Dentistry from Manipal and in Medicine from Bristol. He underwent training in general and maxillofacial surgery in UK and head and neck surgery in New York. Dr Moni is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Ireland and Edinburgh. He is also an American Board certified surgeon. He has worked as a faculty at the New York University as Consultant in Head and Neck Surgery and Director of Head And Neck Oncology Research Program. He is also a visiting professor at the New York University, recently he was appointed as Director of the prestigious Cancer research centre at Cochin.

Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India - State Chapter Uttarakhand Annual Report 2015-2016,

Dear Sir

It gives me great pride as Uttarakhand State Association’s Secretary to present a brief report and the accomplishments of the state association for the year2016-2017.

General Body Meeting
Date January 17, 2016 - Sir as you are aware this is newly built state branch, the second GBM was held at Hotel JSR continental, Haridwar road, Dehradun. All the state branch members were present. On the GBM a lecture on immediate Implant placement and its advancement was delivered by Dr Samit Jain. Dr JDS Rana sir (State Registrar) was guest of honour, along with other eminent guest like DR Himanshu Aerin (Principal – Seema Dental College, Rishikesh), DR Mukesh Dhanda (Principal – Uttaranchal Dental College- Dehradun), Dr Ashwani Dhobal ( Director- PG studies- Uttaranchal dental college) etc.

International Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon’s day

February 13th,2016 - International Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Day with “Plant A tree” was celebrated in different cities of Uttarakhand state under State AOMSI supervision. A meeting was held in Seema Dental College & Hospital on 5th February, 2015, and three teams were divided.
Team A- In Seema Dental College& Hospital Rishikesh- free dental Check-up along with free dental extractions in oral surgery department.
Team B – In Uttranchal Dental & Medical Research Institute, Plantation along with free dental extractions.
Team C – in Subharti Medical College, Dehradun- seminar on TMJ Patologies.

Annual Conference, 2017, AOMSI- State chapter Uttarakhand- is proposed for 10th Oct 2017.