Poster Presentation

Indian Dental Association are proud to announce All India Poster Competition to provide a platform and encourage students to present their original ideas, research and views on a national level.

It provides the budding dental professionals a unique opportunity to :

  1. Showcase their knowledge and real-time work at a National level
  2. Engage, interact and network with dental students from across India
  3. Stand a chance to win IDA-Colgate AIPC Scholarship worth Rs. 25,000/-.


Through the All India Poster Competition, the main aim of IDA and Colgate is to engage dental students from across India and provide them an opportunity to showcase and enhance their knowledge on a national platform.

The objective of the All India Poster Competition is to provide the budding dental professionals of the country a platform:

  1. To present scientific papers in a creative and abstract way for better understanding.
  2. To demonstrate poise and mental agility before peers.
  3. To develop skills in effective communication for dissemination of research information.
  4. To gain experience in creative presentation of scientific papers.
  5. To display their scientific contributions with visual clarity.
  6. To be recognized and receive appreciation at a national level.

About IDA

Established in 1946 by Dr Rafiuddin Ahmed, the founding father of Indian dentistry, the Indian Dental Association is a premier organization of practicing dental professionals in the country. Its dual goal is to promote oral health awareness in the country and professional advancement of its members. It is committed to attaining optimal oral health for all in the country as a sine qua non for improvement in the overall health status and quality of life. Towards this end, it carries out several activities aimed at serving the public and the members.

IDA currently has 29 State and a total of over 370 local branches under the State branches accounting for an overall membership of over 75000 dental professionals and students in the country.

As custodian of oral health in the country, the Indian Dental Association (IDA) is committed to dental excellence. Consistent with this commitment, IDA has been implementing several programmes and projects that have established IDA as an enviable institution devoted to improving the oral health scenario in the country and enhancing the image of its members.

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Poster Submission :-

  1. Abstract shall not be longer than 250 words.
  2. Abstract title must be less than 10 words and express the researches essence
  3. No tables, charts or graphics shall be included in the abstracts.
  4. Abstract body shall not include any indication of the personal details of authors.
  5. Avoid reference to institution names, locations, or funding sources in the abstract.
  6. Only the author is allowed to present his/her abstract at the conference.
  7. Maximum of three co-authors are allowed per abstract.
  8. The authors have to be a member of IDA to be eligible to present the article.
  9. Certificate of participation will be presented to the Co-authors
  10. Only One submission per author is permitted for the competition.
  11. Do not submit on-going studies, or abstract with incomplete result or conclusion.
  12. Abstracts will be rejected if the above rules are not met.
  13. Abstracts shouldn’t be prepared like a presentation type which has been already submitted.
  14. The abstract should not been submitted and accepted at another national or international scientific meeting.

E-Poster :-

  1. The file should be in PNG, JPEG format (preferably).
  2. The file should be more than 7 MB and less than 15 MB in size (If submitting two images the combine size of two images should be less than 15 MB).
  3. The file should be in landscape format (preferably).
  4. The author’s can include their name, institution name, guide name and co-author’s name.


Undergraduate dental students (including interns)


Post- graduate dental students

General Posters :

Poster Competition

General Dentistry and Oral Health

  • a. Oral Health & Systemic Health
  • b. Digital Dentistry
  • c. Gerodontology
  • d. Special Care Dentistry
  • e. Others
Poster Competition

Preventive Dentistry

  • a. Caries Prevention
  • b. Periodontology
  • c. Epidemiology
  • d. Orthodontics
  • e. Public Health
  • f. Pedodontics
Poster Competition

Dental Treatment & Restorative Dentistry

  • a. Caries
  • b. Periodontics
  • c. Endodontics
  • d. Pedodontics
  • e. Materials
  • f. Esthetics
  • g. Prosthetics
  • h. Dental Erosion & Non-caroius Lesions
Poster Competition

Oral Surgery & Oral Medicine

  • a. Implantology
  • b. Oral Surgery
  • c. Oral Medicine
  • d. Oral Pathology
  • e. Oral Immunology

In Focus Posters :

Poster Competition

Tobacco Intervention Initiative

  • a. Preventive
  • b. Interceptive
  • c. Corrective
Poster Competition

Oral Cancer Foundation

  • a. Preventive
  • b. Interceptive
  • c. Corrective
Poster Competition

Healing Smile Foundation

  • a. Preventive
  • b. Interceptive
  • c. Corrective
Poster Competition

Child Dental Care

  • a. Preventive
  • b. Interceptive
  • c. Corrective
Poster Competition


  • a. Armed forces dental support
  • b. Dental combat services
  • c. Disaster management
  • d. Treatment of injuries & rehabilitation

Forensic Odontology

  • a. Forensic application in dentistry
  • b. Victim identification
  • c. Age & sex determination
Poster Competition

Clinical Research

The abstract should be formulated under the following headings:

Aim or purpose :

In one brief sentence, provide the rational for the investigation and/or the question to be answered.

Materials and methods :

The experimental conditions should be reported briefly (i.e. age group, nature of the animals, sex, and approval from the Ethics Committee at the presenter’s institution). The clinical approach should be precise, and the period of time studied taken into account in the interpretation. The methods used should also be clearly indicated (i.e. image analysis, biochemical data, histological, immune histological or molecular probes used for the analysis of the data, statistical significance).

Results :

The results should be stated in a maximum of three sentences.

Conclusions :

This is any conclusion(s) that can be drawn from the presentation. This final statement is crucial because it supports the scientific value of the abstract. (Case study can be written under the heading: Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Conclusion)

Abstract acceptance letters will be sent to the submitting author’s contact e-mail address he/she entered in the system.

By the judges/reviewers is based on

  • Scientific or Clinical interest in the question to be assessed
  • Sufficient data provided
  • Innovation
  • Clinical impact

By the voting process:

Authors can also get additional points by asking their friends, peers; faculty & friends to vote for their abstracts by posting their abstracts on AIPC FACEBOOK PAGE. These additional points will be considered for selection in case if there is a tie between 2 authors

The selected abstract participants can choose any location (WDS or IDC) for presenting their abstract

WDS :- 6th to 8th October

  • The Participants for 1st round should be ready with their presentation at the venue 1st round presentations will be conducted for 3 consecutive days. Participant needs to be present at the assigned slot for the Presentation. (6th-8th october)
  • The finalist of WDS will be announced on the 3rd day of the competition i.e. 7th October 2018. The list will be displayed on the official website ( on 11th October 2017
  • They will be called on the 3rd day of Indian Dental Conference 2018 for the Grand finale round of competition.

IDC:- 9th to 11th February

  • The Participants for 1st round should be ready with their presentation at the venue 1st round presentations will be conducted for first 2 days of IDC(09th,10th February2018). Participants need to be present at the assigned slot for the Presentations.
  • The finalist of IDC will be announced on the 2nd day of the competition. (10th February 2018)
  • Selected finalists will be called on the 3rd day of Indian Dental Conference 2017 for the Grand Finale round of competition.

Submission Process

1. Online registration

2. Online abstract submissions

3. Abstract selection -

Upon successful acceptance of abstract, participant who are Non IDA Member has to become IDA member before e-poster submission. “Failing to which, participant will be disqualified from AIPC”

4. Upload e-poster online (only for the selected poster abstracts)

5. 1st round presentation at WDS/IDC for selecting the finalists

6. Grand Finale round on the 3rd day of IDC 2019

To submit abstract click here


All accepted abstracts will be published online in the Dental Journal of India.



Winners 2018-19


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