A live National Webinar was organised by Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Rungta Dental College, Bhilai, under the aegis of Sanjay Rungta Group of Institutions. The theme of the webinar was, “How to get better at scientific publications.” This webinar was attended by 1084 participants comprising of eminent faculties, orthodontists, dentists, post-graduate as well as under-graduate students from all over the nation. Dr. Sivakumar Arunachalam, who is a renowned keynote speaker, delivered a very informative and detailed lecture on how to improve scientific writings and get better at publications.

This online event was inaugurated by Shri Sanjay Rungta, Chairman, Sanjay Rungta Group of Institutions. Dr. Sudhir Pawar, Dean, RCDSR, welcomed the delegates and spoke about importance of publication and dissertation writing in post-graduate training programs. Dr. Sumit Gandhi, Prof & HOD, Dept. Of Orthodontics, RCDSR, introduced the speaker to the delegates and highlighted the need of publishing articles in good indexed international and national journals.

It was followed by the lecture delivered by the speaker, Dr. Sivakumar Arunachalam. He spoke about the ways to do a scientific write-up from a reviewer point of view, communication with the editors, and also mentioned about plagiarism and how to check it with help of different plagiarism check softwares. The lecture was followed by a question and answer session. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Javed Sodawala, Prof., Dept. of Orthodontics. The webinar was co-ordinated by Dr. Shaheen Hamdani, Reader, Dept. of Orthodontics and Dr. Harsha Malhotra, Sr. Lecturer, Dept. of Orthodontics. The participants were awarded e-certificates. Dr. Ravitheja Vadali, Dr. Shahzad Ahmad, Dr. Akash Swarnkar, Dr. Neha Jha, Dr. Pooja Bajaj, Dr. Gunjan Bhansali were the student co-ordinators for the event and played vital role in successful completion of the event.