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    Contact Details

    by Dr Siva Kumar -

    Contact Details:

    Issues Contact Person Email
    For issues in accessing the ODC VLE, online forms, assistance in attending VLE/Teams Webinars Dr Siva Kumar  skumar@staff.omandentalcollege.org 
    For O365 emails/ password reset, ODC network issues, issues with PCs or projectors (within the campus) Mr Ziyad M Niyaz ziyad@Staff.omandentalcollege.org

    For issues in accessing the College Management System (CMS) or password reset

    Dr CS Rajmohan csrajmohan@Staff.omandentalcollege.org
    For any issue with registration, College fees or related issues Mr Ali Said Al Maamari aalmaamari@Staff.omandentalcollege.org

     

    Webinar Usage Guide for Students

    by Dr Siva Kumar -

    Dear Students,

    You may use your laptop or tablet or smartphone to login to ODCVLE portal (https://vle.omandentalcollege.org). Please make sure you are connected with internet that has good bandwidth to support live video streaming.

    It is recommended that you use either the Chrome or Firefox browser. Please take few minutes to watch this video to understand the live webinar interface:

    After ensuring your device is connected to internet, please follow these steps:

    1.    Login to https://vle.omandentalcollege.org, using your student number as username (eg bdsf1234) and your password.

    2.    Open the Webinar Schedule available  here: https://vle.omandentalcollege.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=15

    3.    Then click at the webinar link of that particular day, time and subject.

    4.    It will take you to corresponding webinar page as below:


    5.    When the faculty is available during the given timing, you will see a ‘Join Session’ button:

    6.    The above ‘Join Session’  button will appear only during the scheduled time. During other times it will be inactive. In case if you access this after the webinar timing, you will see recorded version of the Webinar.

    7.    A new window should open that will take you right into the live Webinar interface, provided the event has already started.

    8.    The first dialogue box will ask you how you want to join the audio, whether via a microphone or “Listen only.” Choose “Microphone” if you have an external microphone built into your computer or your webcam. Choose “Listen only” if you have no microphone. Note: you might have to give your browser permission to use your microphone. Choose “Allow.”


    9.    The next dialogue box will be an audio testing box for your to speak and test.


    10. If you can hear audio when you speak, click Yes. This should cause you to join the audio, which will be indicated with a green checkmark on the headphones icon in the lower left hand corner of your screen. It is very important that you use HEADPHONES for the live event rather than your computer speakers.


    You will be able to access the Live Webinar interface like below now:


    11. Now that your audio is set up, you will see on the left hand side of the screen a dialogue box titled “users.” You should see your name on this list. Next to your name there should be a microphone icon. You may click on this icon to mute and unmute yourself. If you are not speaking, you should mute yourself to cut down on overall background noise in the event.

    12. Back in the lower left hand side of your screen you will see an icon of a mic, webcam etc.   

    13. If you wish to ask a question or make a response of some kind, you must click the hand icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the “users” dialogue box. Your status will then display as having a raised hand. The teacher will see that your hand is raised, and when he or she is ready they will “call on you” by unmuting you, allowing you to speak.

    14. If audio and/or video are not functioning well, you also have the option of typing in your questions and responses in the messenger box on the right hand side of the screen. Type in the open  space at the bottom of the box and click “Send” to post your question or response. If this becomes the means of communication during your event due to audio issues, remember to wait until  you are “called on” to post a question or respond to a comment.

    15. Once the event is over, click “Logout” in the upper right hand corner of your screen. 


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    Epidemiology and trends of dental caries, periodontal disease and oral cancer on international and national level(s) will be discussed, common dental indices to measure these will be addressed including the impact of oral health on the individual and population. 

    Students will explore strategies for preventing common oral diseases at the individual and community level including use of fluorides, pit-and-fissure sealants and fluoride varnish application.

    Disparities in oral health status and access to dental health care will be highlighted and the ways of reducing inequalities will be addressed. Brief overview of different healthcare systems and the importance of dental and non-dental workforce models in improving access to dental care will be discussed. 

    The course will also provide students with the necessary foundation of knowledge required to practice effective "Evidence-based Dentistry" and select appropriate prevention interventions and strategies to promote health and control oral diseases at the individual and population level. 

    Ethical reasoning related to the practice of population-based dental public health as well as individual patients will be highlighted with the emphasis on raising awareness of the professional in recognizing ethical issues, including informed consent, confidentiality and patient autonomy. 

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