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. Only E-Submission is accepted.
  2. Abstract shall be no longer than 250 words and has to be submitted online.
  3. Abstract title must be less than 15 words and express the essence of the presentation.
  4. Use capital letters for abstract title.
  5. No tables, charts or graphics shall be included in the abstract.
  6. The abstract should not have been submitted and accepted at another State, National or International scientific meeting.
  7. The presenter has to specify the type of presentation in the prescribed format (for example:- clinical/research/innovative)
  8. Last date of submission : to be finalized
  9. One poster may be authored by a maximum of 3 authors and all authors shall be registered delegtes at the time of abstract submission

E-Poster Guidelines

  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. LCD screen in horizontal format will be provided for display of E posters
  5. Media : Pictures, graphs and tables can be included in the e-Poster.
  6. Multimedia : Videos and music cannot be included in the e-Poster.
  7. The official language of the meeting and all communication must be in English.
  8. No commercial products endorsement will be permitted.
  9. Authors and co authors shall be present at the time of poster presentation /judging.
  10. Certificates will be given only to the authors /co authors who are present during the presentation /judging.
  11. The presenter should adhere to the time limit for presentation.
  12. All oral presentations regarding the poster shall be for a maximum duration of 2 minutes.
  13. All E-Posters should be prepared in English.

Additional Submission Notes

The scientific committee reserves the right to propose alternative presentation formats.


  1. Students (undergraduate students and interns)
  2. Post Graduate Students and Faculties (attached to Colleges)
  3. Practitioners.( No attachment to Colleges)


  1. Clinical
  2. Research
  3. Innovative


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:

Abstract Title :

(less than 15 words)

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

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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Important Dates

  • 15th June 2019 Abstract submission begins
  • 15th December 2019 Last date for abstract submissions
  • 30th December 2019 Abstract acceptance
  • 5th January 2019 Last date for uploading e-poster
  • 10th January 2019 Schedule display