|Year : 2015 | Volume
| Issue : 6 | Page : 608
Research-introspect, initiate, implement
Praveen Bhasker Kudva
President, Indian Society of Periodontology Professor and Head, Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Jaipur Dental College, MVG University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
|Date of Web Publication||28-Dec-2015|
Praveen Bhasker Kudva
President, Indian Society of Periodontology Professor and Head, Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Jaipur Dental College, MVG University, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Kudva PB. Research-introspect, initiate, implement. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2015;19:608
The technological era has revolutionized the world with significant inputs in the field of dental and medical sciences. India currently happens to be the largest contributor of dental professionals globally but surprisingly the contribution toward research is negligible. We as a part of this noble profession require to introspect, rethink, and uncover the hurdles hindering research.
The undergraduate and the postgraduate training program require an immediate brain-storming improvisation with special attention to integrate research into the curriculum. All institutes should establish a research and development center with competent professionals and latest equipment for basic research at the doorstep for young students having an inclination toward research.
At present, dental schools neglect basic science facilities and, hence, the basic science departments should be strengthened with adequate funds for improvisation and recruitment of qualified staff.
Students at the undergraduate levels should be taught the importance of research, planning, and execution with mandatory involvement in short studies.
Postgraduates are currently involved in research largely due to dissertation and short studies as stipulated in the curriculum, but the question remains whether we have analyzed the challenges encountered by them to conduct the same. Private institutes rarely allocate research funds which can be utilized by postgraduates. The need of the hour is research funds budgeted and year marked for deserving candidates. This can reduce their financial burden and focus their efforts toward quality research work.
Fund utilization should be broadened to procure the latest biomaterials and upgrade the current technology. Each institute should have a Department of Statistics to guide proper research methodologies and empower principles of statistics to the faculty and students. Statutory bodies in the country need to formulate uniform guidelines for clinical research and trials keeping in mind ethical issues.
The individual specialty societies can play a major role in promoting an atmosphere for research and development. The Indian Society of Periodontology has already taken leaps forward with numerous scientific programs tailor-made to cater to all categories of the dental fraternity with research as the backbone.
I solicit the support of all members of our prestigious society and congratulate the Secretary Dr. Balaji Manohar, Editor Dr. Ashish Nichani, and ex-officio members for their excellent commitment and untiring effort put in toward ISP.
As the president of ISP, on behalf of the society and head office, I wish you all a happy new year with lots of prosperity and happiness.
”Let's contribute by doing some quality research.”
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