"Two Decades of Science, Charms and Axé". This was the theme of the 20th Dental Conference of Bahiana (Joba) that took place on the 5th and 6th of May, at the institution's Cabula Campus, marking the in-person return of the institution's major extension activities. The event also marked the 25th anniversary of the Dentistry course at Bahiana. The opening ceremony took place on the night of May 5th and was attended by the director of the Regional Council of Dentistry and a former professor at Bahiana, Marcel Arriaga, from the People Development coordinator, Luiza Ribeiro, on the occasion representing the dean of Bahiana, Dr. Maria Luisa Carvalho Soliani, in addition to professors Urbino Tunes, Ceres Mendonça and Silvia Reis, who received the Joba's Name tribute.
For the course coordinator, Prof. Cecília Azoubel, Joba is an opportunity for Dentistry students to experience science. “They are encouraged to present scientific works, to attend lectures by in-house professors and guests and to understand the social role of dentistry and of being a health professional”. For Joba's student coordinator, Julianne Brito (9th semester), the 20th edition of the journey was a success: "We spent three years without having a face-to-face edition of Joba and, even so, today we have 242 works registered, almost 600 participants and 47 speakers. So, this was a huge overcoming of challenges, which enabled an extensive exchange of experiences between students and professors".
Professor Paulo César Feitosa highlighted the face-to-face modality as a point of resumption of the journey: "This return to face-to-face training takes us back to the beginnings of the concepts of humanity, in which the human being is a social being that needs coexistence, presence. This Journey marks this point where we go back to living face-to-face, this is our essence". The event's program included actions such as: whitening workshop, hands-on "Direct veneers in composite resin", hands-on "Simplifying restorations in posterior teeth" and hands-on "Dental sutures", in addition to lectures, round tables , presentations of works and panels.
The closing of the 20th edition of Joba ended with the awarding of works presented in the categories “Demonstrative Table”; "Panel"; “Literature Review – Free Theme”; "Case report"; “Research Project” and “Scientific Research”. Click here to see the winners.
20th Dental Conference of the Bahiana (joba)
This year, the event celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Bahiana publishes lists and presentation times of the selected works.
The event takes place as a preview of the Dental Journey of Bahiana, which will be held on the 5th and 6th of May. Registration is now open!