The Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of Pacific in San Francisco, California celebrated the completion of five years on 5th Street with a By-Invitation-Only event. Dr Marie Tolarova, Professor and Executive Director, Pacific Craniofacial Team and Cleft Prevention Program, organized the event in the school premises.
Dr SM Balaji was invited in recognition of his excellence in Craniofacial and Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery and in recognition of his surgical service to afflicted patients in underprivileged nations around the world. Many luminaries in the field of research into cleft prevention from around the world were present at this event.
Dr Nader Nadershahi, Dean, Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry met with Dr SM Balaji and spoke with him at length. They shared their views regarding dental studies in their respective nations. The stalwarts discussed ways to foster overall development of dentistry through increase in dental awareness.
Dr SM Balaji also met with Dr Mathew of Connecticut and Dr Mathew of Virginia, alumni from Rajas Dental College, Kavalkinaru. They expressed how Dr SM Balaji had inspired them to attain the high level of excellence in dentistry.
Dr Miroslav Tolar, Chairman, Pacific Regenerative Dentistry Laboratory at the Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry of the University of Pacific proposed the vote of thanks at the end of the event and thanked the distinguished guests who had flown in from around the globe.