Dr. Preetha Balaji of Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Chennai was invited to deliver a lecture at the 4th international Craniofacial and Dental Summit held recently in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It was jointly organized by the Peradeniya University of Sri Lanka. Prof. Divya Mehrotra, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, was the course director at the conference.
The main theme of the conference was Rehabilitation and Disabilities. The conference sought to highlight emerging craniofacial health related issues in the region and to establish protocols for rehabilitation of these problems.
Dr Preetha Balaji delivered a lecture on the surgical management of hemifacial microsomia. Her paper was well received by the distinguished audience and she received the “Young Maxillofacial Surgeon Award” in light of her passion and dedication towards the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
She received the award from Prof JAVP Jayasinghe, Dean, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Peradeniya University. Also present were Prof Ruwan D Jayasinghe, Organizing Chair, Prof Manil Fonseka, Organizing Secretary and Prof Prasad Amaratunga, Primrose Hospital, Kandy.