To be the leader in continued professional development to uplift the quality of professional dental care in order to reach the highest global standards in Dentistry and Stomatology.
To promote postgraduate education in all constituent branches of Dentistry and Stomatology, while working towards the advance of knowledge, through promoting research and facilitating fellowships among all engaged in practice and research, to strive for the highest ideals, by dedication and serving hand in hand with all governing bodies.
Greetings to all.
It is indeed an honour and privilege to be the President of the College of Dentistry and Stomatology of Sri Lanka for the year 2021/2022. The outgoing President Dr W M Senadeera and the council performed extremely well during the year 2020/2021 despite the Covid 19 pandemic. I greatly appreciate the sincere commitment by each member of the council.
Since the inception of the College, being the umbrella organization of all segments of dental professionals in the country the College has been working towards enriching the knowledge and skills of its members. The College is the sole body, which works closely with the Post-Graduate Institute of Medicine which governs the postgraduate medical and dental education in Sri Lanka, to coordinate postgraduate dental education in the country. The College also ensures a quality care provided to the needy patients by coordinating with relevant organizations to ensure a quality technical support and also steering the clinical practice by developing standard protocols and guidelines.
A very warm welcome is extended to our new members, thank you for joining our big family. For those who are still not a member, hesitate no more! Join our fraternity. Only with a tightly knitted community can we keep forwarding the cause of the College. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
The pandemic is looming around globally and affects various parts of the world at different levels. Sri Lanka experiences its third wave of the pandemic since later part of April 2021 and severe restrictions are being imposed. The college as a professional body must face this challenge and explore all possible ways to meet its objectives. I am sure the council has the strength and courage to achieve this task. In these uncertain times may I request all to stay safe and help to contain the pandemic.
Dr P Kirupakaran
College of Dentistry and Stomatology of Sri Lanka
We are an association of specialists in dentistry working hand in hand for the amelioration of dentistry in Sri Lanka with a special emphasis in continuous professional development and postgraduate education.
As the leading dental professional body in Sri Lanka, we strive to reach the excellence in dental practice in Sri Lanka through the activities of the college.
The College is the umbrella organization for all the specialties in dentistry in Sri Lanka. We have been, since 1980, contributing towards postgraduate dental education through the only Board of Study in Dental Surgery in Sri Lanka belonging to the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine affiliated to the University of Colombo.
We conduct preparatory courses for selection exams of MD in Oral & Maxillo-facial Surgery, MD in Restorative Dentistry and MD in Orthodontics in addition to the preparatory classes for Diploma in Hospital Dental Practice.
Highlighting the efforts at continuous professional development, Annual Scientific Sessions conducted by the college is patronized by a great number of dental professionals in Sri Lanka who are hungry to gather new knowledge in the profession. We organize workshops on various and current topics in dentistry in our endeavor to disseminate knowledge, either a long or in collaboration with other professional associations.
Extending our services to the country, the college in collaboration with the National Medicines Regulatory Authority of Sri Lanka, provide expert advice through its membership to regulate the registration of dental surgical and non surgical consumables, dental instruments and equipments brought in to the country. This will help to achieve the highest standard in dental practice in the country while ensuring the safety of our patients and providing them with best possible care.