|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 1
President, IAPHD, India
|Date of Submission||07-Mar-2019|
|Date of Acceptance||07-Mar-2019|
|Date of Web Publication||15-Mar-2019|
Dr. V Gopikrishna
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Gopikrishna V. President's Message. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2019;17:1
Season's greetings to one and all.
May the year 2019 be a successful and prosperous year that brings good health and happiness to all of you. First and foremost, I would like to thank all the members of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry (IAPHD) for having given me an opportunity to serve this esteemed organization as the president, for the year 2018–2019. My sincere and humble pranams to all my seniors Dr. Bali Sir, Dr. Aradhya Sir, Dr. Hiremath, Dr. Aruna Devi, Dr. Ashwathnarayan, and all the ex-presidents.
I am privileged to follow the footsteps of my distinguished seniors and colleagues from the public health dentistry. I will do my due diligence in every task to create a reliable and long-lasting impact like my predecessors. Based on my expertise in the department of public health dentistry, I will work toward achieving the objectives of this committee. I feel blessed for being honored with this prestigious title that aims at directing a highly skilled team, which is a unique blend of experience and energetic and enthusiastic youth force.
I congratulate and compliment the entire team of the organizing committee of the 25th national conference held at DJ College of Dental Sciences, especially Dr. Basavraj, the organizing chairman and Dr. Reena, the principal, and the entire management team.
The conference has set a strong emphasis on the theme “Affordable, Accessible Oral Health Care.” It is our responsibility to popularize this concept across the country and materialize it before the next meetup at the international convention in 2020.
It is a boon and blessing that we have Dr. Sabyasachi Saha as our secretory, who is constantly in touch with the administrative policies of the health sector and willing to extend help to the members of the IAPHD.
On behalf of all the IAPHD members, I would like to congratulate Dr. Sowmya K R, the editor and all others involved in getting our journal indexed in Index Copernicus International, a big step forward in making our journal visible across the globe.
I look forward to working with you all together to navigate any challenges and exploit all the opportunities in accomplishing the 2019 mission of IAPHD.