Middle mesial
Endo misdiagnosis
MTA retrofill
Resin core
BW importance
Bicuspid tooth

Necrotic #8 treatment
Finding MB2 / MB3
Deep in a canal
Broken file retrieval
Molar cases
Pushed over apex
MB2 and palatal canal
Long lower third
Veneer cases
CT Implant surgury

Cotton stuffed chamber
Pulp floor sandblasting
Silver point removal
Difficult acute curve
Marked swelling
5 canaled premolar

Sealer overextension
Complex anatomy
Secondary caries
Zygomatic arch
Confluent mesials
LL 1st molar (#19)
Shaping vs Cleaning
First bicuspid
In Vivo mesial view
Inaccesible canals

Lateral incisor
Churning irrigant
Cold lateral
Tipped to lingual
Acute pulpitis images

Middle distal canal
Silver point
Crown preparation
Epiphany healing
Weird anatomy
Dual Xenon
Looking for MB2
Upper molar resorption
Acute apical abcess
Finding MB2

TF Files
using TF files
Broken bur
Warm technique
Restorative prognosis
Tooth # 20 and #30

Apical third
3 canal premolar
Severe curvature
Interesting anatomy
Chamber floor
Zirconia crown
Dycal matrix
Cracked tooth
Tooth structure loss
Multiplanar curves


The 75th anniversary celebrations of this venerable institution commenced at the college premises and continued at The Retreat, Madh Island, on 4th, Jan till the 6th, Jan. Many past Deans, staff and students were accompanied by the present Dean, staff and students in a spontaneous show of Nair pride and commitment. Nine o clock in the morning saw all the delegates troop in and take part in the hoisting of the national flag atop the college building by Dean Dr Nillema Malik, and, the hoisting of the Nair flag at the entrance to the building, by the Municipal Commissioner Mr Jairaj Pathak. After lighting the ceremonial lamp and garlanding the founder Dr V. M. Desai’s statue, they were escorted to the college Auditorium by our Chairperson Dr Kali Kapadia. Our master of ceremonies, Dr Prakash Lulla formally welcomed everybody to thunderous applause. He read out the Governor, Shri S. M. Krishna’s message, in the latter’s absence brought on by unavoidable political circumstances. Dr Kali Kapadia made a short but moving representation of what Nair stood for. Referring to the Alma mater as our nourishing mother, he drew attention to the fact that all our collective achievements were indeed due to the education we received at Nair, and that we were gathered here to pay homage to the college. The very dynamic Assistant Municipal Commissioner, Mr. Kishor Gajbiye, in charge of medical care for the city, took centre stage. He was delighted to point out that the Mumbai Municipal Corporation was the largest and richest body of its kind in the world. As such, he stressed, that finance will never be a constraint in the further development of the college! He promised all cooperation and asked for worthy projects to be brought to his notice forthwith. Many speeches extolling the virtues of the institution were made by all. The most moving reception awaited our past senior teachers who each received an ovation they will never forget. There were quite a few moist eyes as each one had a good word to say about the celebration and the thought behind it.
What followed were a couple of unique events. Representatives of the numerous countries taking part came forward with their country flags and mounted them on a rostrum stand. There were 11 participating countries from all around the globe and they made a pretty picture in unison. The Chief Guest then released a special commemorative coffee table book of the Nair Hospital Dental College, specially brought out to celebrate this event. It contained all the glorious events that spanned the 75 years of its existence. Indeed a collector’s item. The souvenir that listed the various events to unfold over the next 3 days was also released. The Platinum Jubilee Committee had decided to honor the present administrative, clerical and teaching staff for their services to the college. Each one of these 150 worthies were presented with a special clock with the emblem of the college emblazoned on the dial. A walk around the college premises was arranged for past students to relive those past years. Then everybody proceeded to the shamiana for a sumptuous lunch laid out by the famous Muthuswamy. In all about 750 people, including all current students were fed to their hearts content. A comprehensive feeling of bonhomie was there for all to see. After a heavy lunch all the delegates were transported to The Retreat by luxury bus.
A warm welcome from the newly renovated hotel awaited all the delegates as they settled into their rooms. There was an air of expectancy as all Nairites met each other over tea and sandwiches, some meeting each other after a lapse of decades. The greetings done, everybody returned to their rooms to prepare for the first program which called for “Indian” as the dress code. A presentation of the Nair song, a spoof on our college and its quirks, was sung by a group of enthusiastic Nairites to great applause. What followed was a mind reading exhibition by the renowned artist Pradip Amladi. Various experiments were conducted on stage with audience participation, to the joy of all present. The Bollywood Nite got underway with playback singer P. Balram who took over and regaled us till the early hours of the morning. It was a scintillating performance lasting all of 6 hours, punctuated by a lavish dinner and interspersed with many helpings of the good liquid. Whilst we were being entertained the turban walla tied turbans, and the bangle walla fabricated intricate works on ladies wrists. To add to the great festive ambiance of the evening, the organizers thoughtfully provided gajra wristlets and marigold floral displays for all. It was a great evening with merriment all around.
Everybody was up early the next morning for breakfast and the scientific session. Although the previous night was long and very late, Nairites responded to the effort put in by our home bread speakers and turned up in numbers to support their own with standing room only audiences! There were a wide variety of topics under the scanner, from implants to CAD CAM dentistry, to lasers in dentistry, restorative materials and the usual on esthetics. A special lecture on social commitments of the dentist towards the poorest of the poor brought the house to a standing ovation and the session to a close at the evening. The dentists were also seen taking advantage of a small but prominently representative trade fair which added to our coffers. The accompanying persons had a field day too with demonstration and teaching on the Salsa, face care, herbal beauty treatments, meditation clothes, jewelry. All of them saw great interest and attendance.
After a short spell of relaxation in the rooms all came down for the formal black tie dinner. The atmosphere at the romantic and crisp poolside Waters Edge lawns was electric, as the festivities got under way with a fireworks display, which ended with the NHDC logo in fluorescent lights. The wine tasting demonstration kicked off the nights’ crowded program. Chateau Indage were kind enough to take us thru a wine appreciation session. They brought with them many wines which they described and allowed all to taste. To complement the wine the organizers had arranged for some world class imported cheeses and olives to be served between the tasting sessions. A scintillating demonstration of the graceful and yet vigorous salsa followed. Zara Engineer and partner, winners of our national salsa contest, were in top form as they delighted the audience with their performance. What followed was the Supper Theatre with a play called “And God, said cheers. It was enacted by the famous, and now Padma Bhushan, Tom Alter with Farhad Daruwalla. Everybody then trooped to the Warfside Club to continue the celebratory trend with DJ Victor Tanner and his Group. The bar was declared open and drinks flowed for the rest of the night as did the uplifting music. The dance floor was full for most of the night and we rejoiced till the wee hours of the morning.
Everybody woke up bleary eyed for the next morning’s festivities which never seemed to end. The Closing Ceremony was solemn, with a few delegates expressed there sincere thanks to the organizers for a job splendidly accomplished. There were cheers all round and a surprise promise from the Malaysian quarter that the next celebrations would be attempted in Kuala Lumpur at a time to be decided later. A gala Bombay Street Food Festival was put up at the Waters Edge with all of Bombay’s’ culinary wizardry represented there with all the quintessential favorites. It was a great hit to bring the curtain down on an unforgettable experience
What took place in the last 3 days was unique in the annals of conferencing in India. There was fun and academics in equal measure with a tumultuous time was had by all. In keeping with the occasion, it was organized with taste and class with no expense spared towards that end. Many firsts were notched up here and Nair pride took a front seat. The reviews that followed made the whole exercise worth the time and effort spent to organize and for all to enjoy. Credits; NHDC function- MC- Dr Prakash Lulla Accommodation- Dr Prakash Lulla Transport- Dr Dinu Chhaya Finance and Treasury - Dr Shyam Nichani Entertainment- Dr Chandni Hitkari Accompanying Persons Program- Dr Zarine Meherhomji Souvenir and Coffee Table Book- Dr Gita Parekh. Dr Chandni Hitkari, Dr Zarine Meherhomji Website and Photography- Dr Vivek Kopiker Food and Beverage- Mrs Vera Umrigar Scientific, Trade Fair and Secretary- Dr Zerxis Umrigar

Dycal matrix
Search for MB2
Difficult canals
Tear drop shaped MB
Separated file
Red hair gingivitis
Cone pumping
Central incisor
Trauma case
Trauma case followup
Trauma case II
Light into the canal
Astra implant
Split maxillary molar
MB2 and MB1 merger
Endo buildup
Fractured molar
Use of antibiotics
Sick upper molar
Buccal sinus tract
Crown preservation
Buccal and lingual
Immediate Implant
Endo is dead
Cervical resorption
Distal translucency
Fractured vital #10
Strip Perf
Dentin deep crack
Fibrous hyperplasia
Tight molar
Silver point recall
Wiry and curvy
Damage control
Liquids surface tension
Thermafil case