IDA Coastal Malabar is a Branch of Indian Dental Association(IDA) , was inaugurated on 1st Nov. 2001 by the National President Dr.U.S.Krishna Nayak. President IDA Kerala Dr.Thomas Philip installed Dr.K.T.Suresh and Dr.Santhosh Sreedhar as the Charter President and Charter Secretary.
The jurisdiction of our branch is from Payangadi to Kanhangad, the coastal belt of northern Kerala, hence the name Coastal Malabar. The main places of our branch includes Payangadi, Pilathara, Mathamangalam, Payyanur, Cherupuzha, Trikarpur, Chervathur, Nileshwar and Kanhangad.We have 45 charter members and at present the membership no. is 65.
On recognition of our earnest and meritorious service, in the very first year of inception we were awarded the `Best Branch Award` and `Best Secretary Award` of the Kerala state branch for the IDA year 2001-02.
The 1st anniversary of our branch and also the installation of the new office bearers were held on 1st Nov. 2002 at Payyanur. Dr.P.Santhosh Kumar was the president and Dr.P.K.Jayakrishnan was the secretary for the year 2003-04.
Bagged the best local branch award in Kerala state in 2001, the very year of formation of Coastal Malabar Branch.
Bagged the best local branch award in Kerala state in the year 2002.
Dr. Santhosh Sreedhar received the awards for the best local branch secretary in the year 2001 and 2002.
Received the award for the best CDH activity in Kerala state in the year 2002-2003.
Had maximum growth in SSS in Kerala state in the year 2002-2003 and won an award for the same.
Received the award for the best journal in Kerala state in the year 2002-2003.
Dr. Santhosh Kumar received award for the best scientific article published in KDJ in the year 2003.
Bagged the Dr. Veerabahu Runner up award for the best local branch all round activity in National Level in the year of 2002-2003.
Received the C.S Raman Runner up trophy for the best scientific activity in National Level in the year of 2002-2003.
Dr. Santosh Sreedhar received the Dr. I.R Goyala award for the best local branch secretary in the national level.