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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 260

Hon.Gen.Secretary's Message

Hon. General Secretary, IAPHD

Date of Web Publication6-Sep-2016

Correspondence Address:
Sabyasachi Saha
Hon. General Secretary, IAPHD

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2319-5932.189832

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Saha S. Hon.Gen.Secretary's Message. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2016;14:260

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Saha S. Hon.Gen.Secretary's Message. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 May 18];14:260. Available from: https://www.jiaphd.org/text.asp?2016/14/3/260/189832

Progress is only possible with change and continuous efforts

Warm Greetings to One and All,

The specialty of Dental Public Health supports the IAPHD's vision and mission, which highlights the association's commitment to the oral health of the public. Dental Public Health's regular assessment to determine need, development of community-based prevention and treatment programs, and ongoing surveillance of populations bring to light the magnitude of those communities and populations that for whatever reason, do not or are unable to access oral health care. India is a developing country with multireligious, multiethnic, multilinguistic communities, with severe misdistribution of health-care services, resources, and infrastructure and where most of the oral health-care facilities are oriented toward curative aspects than prevention or health promotion. Various factors such as demographic, behavioral, socioeconomic, cultural, and epidemiological, contribute to people's decision to either forgo care or seek professional assistance for dental problems.

I am glad to see that the association made an effort with the development of meaningful and effective preventive programs for the community like free distribution of toothbrush and toothpaste kit in schools, supervised toothbrushing programs on National Tooth Brushing Day on 7th November; CDE, workshops, and provision of free dental health checkup for general public to make them aware of the various dental conditions and made adequate referrals.

As success is the maximum utilization of ability we have, therefore, continuous efforts are needed to achieve new heights in providing ultimate benefits to the humanity.

“Together we achieve much more and be successful”

Long live IAPHD Jai Hind.


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