Opticure converts light from a dental chair to blue light and is used for curing composites

Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), Manipal, filed its first patent, a student project called Opticure. This was announced by Nirmala N. Rao, Dean of the college, while presenting the annual report at the College Day and Awards ceremony held here on March 21.

According to a press release issued by Manipal University here on Saturday, Dr. Rao said, “Opticure is a method by which the light from a dental chair is converted to blue light and is used for curing of composites.”

Dr. Rao highlighted the research activities, accomplishments of the students and faculty members and the events that were hosted by the institution. She also mentioned that among the future goals of the institution were to open a VIP clinic and to improve the infrastructure of the institution by expanding the PG clinic.

H. Nagesh Prabhu, Joint Secretary, Department of Health Research, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, who was the chief guest, congratulated the students for passing out from one of the top dental colleges in the country. He urged the students to rise above the normal and reach out to the rural sector.

He advised them to help the 70 per cent rural population of India. He said that in India today, 80 per cent of the dental doctors were catering to the rich and well-to-do people in towns.

Vasudev Ballal, Additional Professor, Department of Conservative and Endodontics was recognised as the faculty member with the maximum number of publications. Jakka Sabareesh was the Best Outgoing Student.

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