Dr Sunita Gupta is a Professor & Head of the Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology at Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS), University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. She is an MDS (first rank holder) from Gujarat University Ahmedabad (India) and also MBA in Healthcare Administration from University of Delhi. Dr Sunita has been appointed as a nominee of the Hon. President of India for three years as advisor for Dental Faculty, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India. She has been Invited keynote speaker at the International and National conferences recently been invited speaker at Orlando, USA for the World Oral Medicine Conference and Netherlands.

Dr. Sunita Gupta
Common Wealth Fellow (UK) Indo-Hungarian Fellow

Importance of Clinical History, H/P and Molecular markers in Treatment & Prognosis of Oral Potentially Malignant Lesions

Globally, oral cavity and pharyngeal cancers account for 75% of head and neck cancers and are the fourth most spread cancer in men. India has one of the highest incidences of oral cancer and accounts for about 30% of all new cases annually. Oral carcinogenesis is a mutifactorial and complex process in addition to the smoking or alcohol consumption risk factors, the EBV, HPV in the oropharyngeal carcinomas. Extended anatomical sites reflect the diagnostic's complexity specific to some locations possible therapies and prognosis depending on the affected site. Shall discuss some of the prognostic marker that we have worked upon. They are likely to not only refine our ability to predict the biologic course of oral cancer and precancers but also distinguish individuals at high and/or low risk of oral cancer development. Shall also share our experience and challenges associated in treating these lesions with the wide range of treatment modalities including lasers and cryotherapy




Dr Sriram Rajan did his MBBS, DMRE, MD from BJMC Ahmedabad and completed DNB in Radiodiagnosis in the year 2002. He completed his short fellowship from UCSD California with Dr Donald Resnick in 2008. He has worked for more than 10 years as chief radiologist at Diwan Chand Aggarwal Imaging Center, New Delhi and presently working as HOD, Mahajan Imaging Center, Defence Colony, New Delhi. His special interest includes Musculoskeletal MR , Head and neck CT and MR and MR neurography/ Functional Nerve imaging.

Dr Sriram Rajan

MRI of oral & maxillofacial region

The lecture would cover:-
1. Differences of Scanner field strength and coils
2. Basic sequences used in oral and maxillofacial MR
3. Safety
4. Normal appearances
5. Detection of Cancers in oral and maxillofacial region.




Dr Freny Karjodkar received her BDS and MDS from the University of Mumbai, India.Presently she holds the post of Professor and Head of Department, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai University, India. She has been involved in teaching under graduate and postgraduate students for the last 31 years. She has guided more than 200 scientific papers and posters and 100 dissertations in the subject of Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology, Forensic Medicine and Oral Pathology. She has more than 150 publications in National and International Journals, has presented scientific papers and posters and has been an invited speaker and panelist at various National and International Conferences and Forums. She is the author of two books; Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, (2006/2014) and a contributor for Manual on HIV Diseases for the Dental Professionals and Contributor, Diagnostic Oral Medicine, Section 6, Orofacial Pain and some neurological disorders.

Dr. Freny Karjodkar

Oral Diagnostician who is Zat? Part II Scene 1

In the present day scenario with the tulminous storm that our specialty faces with all odds seemingly against us it is very important to introspect and find a secure place under the sun in the small world of Dentistry. “Oral Diagnostician Who is That Zat? was my very first presentation in the year 1996. There were questions raised, it was here that we had suggested that we should call ourselves Oral Physicians, there was a lot of clapping and I won the first prize in the Staff category. Now we are in 2017 and we are still asking the same question, who are we? Clinicians, Technicians, Non-clinicians, Academicians, Practioners, Para Dental Staff similar to para medicos where do we stand in the race of Dental Specialists? Within this presentationwe try to analyses what are our roles, do we understand our responsibility, where are the lacunae, do we need to streamline ourselves. “SwachMukhSwasth Bharat” may be the opportunity to highlight our roles in field diagnosis, counselling and mass screening programs. God said, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1), and there was light. Similarly, with strong enthusiasm and intense desire, let us all join hands and prove ourselves.




Dr. Babu Mathewis Rtd. Professor, Community Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum, President: Cancer Control foundation of India and Hon. Secretary Regional Cancer Association, RCC, Trivandrum.

Tobacco Control: Three Decades of Experience

Tobacco is the most important single causative factor for over 25 diseases and the major cause for premature deaths of the human race. Though unequivocal evidences were available about the health hazards of tobacco consumption, there were no organized tobacco control activities globally or regionally till the dawn of 21st century. The COTPA Act of 2003 by the Govt. of India and FCTC of 2004 by World Health Organisation are two landmark events in the tobacco control activities.
Tobacco accounts for about 50% of cancers in men and 20% in women in India. Tobacco related cancers constitute the top ranked cause of cancer Deaths in India. In the National Cancer Control Programme (1985) of Government of India, Primary Prevention of tobacco related cancers is a priority area in the action plan. The Regional Cancer centres were empowered to plan, implement and monitor tobacco control activities.

Dr. Babu Mathew

There are five major strategies for tobacco control

(1) Propagation of tobacco awareness
(2) Advocacy against tobacco
(3) Legislations for tobacco control
(4) Establishment of Tobacco Cessation Clinics
(5) Research
The Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum, was involved in all these areas from 1985. These activities will be enumerated in the presentation Results of Evaluation of a few innovative Programmes will also be presented.
Though Dentists, especially specialist in Oral Medicine and Radiology are the best professional group to be involved in Tobacco Control Activity, majority are not interested. A few suggestions for active participation in tobacco control are made for the involvement of IAOMR as an Organisation and the specialists in Oral Medicine and Radiology as individual, in the presentation.