Chennai, 07, February 2023: A postgraduate student from Saveetha Dental College has set a new world record in the field of dentistry. Divij Khullar, a third-year prosthodontics postgraduate student from Chennai, India, achieved the world record under the title of “World’s First Postgraduate Student to Complete Maximum No. 45 of Full Mouth Rehabilitations During the Course of Post-Graduation” by cementing a record-breaking 1149 crowns in 45 patients. A full mouth rehabilitation is when restoration is given to all the teeth in the mouth to enhance the lost aesthetics & function. It’s an elaborate procedure involving an average of 14 appointments & multiple laboratory technicians and thus completion of 45 full mouth rehabilitation cases during the course of post-graduation is a remarkable achievement, especially considering that 90% of postgraduate students in India do not complete even one such case. Even most of the private prosthodontic consultants may not do as many full mouth rehabilitations in their lifetime.
The full-mouth rehabilitation cases completed by Dr.Khullar included a variety of tooth supported, tooth & tissue-supported, full mouth implant-supported, and tooth & implant-supported cases. These complex procedures require a high degree of technical skill and expertise, and the fact that Dr. Khullar was able to complete 45 such cases is a testament to his exceptional talent and dedication.
In a statement, the Director of Academics of Saveetha University, Dr. Deepak Nallaswamy said “We are proud of Divij’s achievement and the recognition it brings to our institution. He is a shining example of the quality of education and training that we offer at Saveetha Dental College. We are committed to providing our students with the best possible dental education and training so that they can make a positive impact in the field of dentistry.”
The record-breaking feat was verified by the judiciary of India Book of World Records. The achievement is a testament to the dedication and expertise of Dr. Khullar, who completed the cases under the guidance and supervision of the faculty at Saveetha Dental College.
In a statement, the Dean of Saveetha Dental College, Dr.S Aravind Kumar said, “Dr.Khullar’s achievement is a source of pride for the entire Saveetha Dental College community and the Indian Dental Community at large. The record-breaking feat is a reflection of the high standards of dental education and training offered at Saveetha Dental College. The faculty and staff of the college extend their heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Khullar on his outstanding achievement.”
Dr.Khullar’s achievement will inspire future generations of dental students to strive for excellence in their field. The India Book of World Records is a testament to the remarkable achievements of individuals across India and serves as a source of inspiration and encouragement for others to follow in their footsteps.