Faculty of Dental Sciences
University of Peradeniya
A panel of experts from the GSL Dental College, India, visited the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya on 3rd November 2022. This visit was organized by the Center for Research in Oral Cancer (CROC). The expert panel was welcomed by the Dean/ FDS Professor Manual Attygalla, and Director / CROC Professor Ruwan Jayasinghe, together with the academic staff members. This occasion was graced by the vice chancellor, Professor M. D Lamawase. The expert panel introduced novel concepts such as the applications of stimulations, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in Dental education. Further, they offered opportunities for student exchange programs, knowledge sharing activities, joint conference in collaboration with CROC, and invited a team of academic members to visit the stimulation lab at GSL Dental Collage in the coming year. This meeting opened avenues for many fruitful outcomes such as knowledge exchange in Dental higher education, possibility of a joint conference and research collaborations.
The opening of the research laboratory of the CROC, Faculty of Dental Sciences was pronounced with a modest ceremony on 03rd August 2022, by the vice chancellor, Prof. M. D Lamawansa and the deputy vice chancellor Prof. M. T Madhujith. This occasion was graced by Prof Manjula Attygalla, Dean, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Deans of other faculties of the University, academic staff and non-academic members, clinicians and representatives of the Health ministry. The director, Prof R.D Jayasinghe invited all parties to join hands with CROC for collaborative research in laboratory, experimental, epidemiological and clinical aspects of oral cancer.