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SECRETARY’S MESSAGE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 348-349  

Right time to highlight the canvass of our speciality amongst the members


Secretary, Indian Society of Periodontology, Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics and Implantology, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Digdoh Hills, Hingna Road, Nagpur - 440 019, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication9-Feb-2018

Correspondence Address:
Abhay Kolte
Secretary, Indian Society of Periodontology, Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics and Implantology, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Digdoh Hills, Hingna Road, Nagpur - 440 019, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jisp.jisp_61_18

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Dear Friends,

Periodontal diseases have afflicted the human race since the dawn of history and we have noting's in the literature pertaining to the presence of periodontal diseases and also the therapeutic modalities which were practised in those days. The therapeutic modalities have evolved manifold from those times and we are in a better position to direct our efforts not only in preventing the diseases, controlling their progression but also resurrecting the lost attachment apparatus in a predictable manner. We have improvised the therapeutic modalities which were existent and added a considerable number of them in our speciality. It is one of the greatest achievements of our speciality that each one of these modalities have generated extensive interest in the scientific community as well as the clinicians who have been adopting them in their day to day practices much to their own liking and the liking of the patients. The opportunities owing to these have increased the capabilities of the clinicians and aroused considerable interest in the speciality, especially for the young generations who are so very eager to adopt the recent technologies and know how.

Conferences and post graduate conventions of the society over the years are seeing increasing numbers of the delegates attending the scientific deliberations. It appears to be an encouraging scenario if we go by the numbers, but when it comes to the actual attendees for the deliberations, we are compelled to think on the reasons for such a minimal attendance in most of the scientific sessions. It may be termed as a generalised phenomenon in many of the conferences, but we also need to think over the ones wherein we have packed houses listening so very eagerly to the speakers. The reasons have been debated many a times in the meetings of the society but we have failed to ascertain the reasons thereof. Are we ourselves lacking in placing the interesting canvass of opportunities in our speciality before the delegates?

I would consider Periodontology as prime speciality wherein extensive opportunities are made available through the therapeutic armamentarium which in itself has been a point of attraction for the clinicians and the younger generations and on which various sub speciality associations are thriving e.g., Lasers, Dental implants, Periodontal microsurgery, Piezo surgery and a few more. But when we look at the scientific content and schedule of the recent conferences and PG Conventions we hardly have an exhaustive debate over these technologies and modalities. In this competitive world it is high time that we have separate sessions concentrating on these aspects. One of the reasons that we have lesser number of participation from the life members is that we have regular discussions on the microbiology, immunology and perhaps periodontal biomarkers. Without demeaning importance of any of these aspects of our speciality, as they may be interesting for the post graduate students, but when we consider about the life members who have to constantly upgrade themselves in the clinical skills and latest technology knowhow, we offer them pea nuts in terms of maybe one or two lectures. This in itself has caused a lot of disinterest amongst the clinicians and practitioners. It is high time that we direct our attentions to this group of our members, so that the interest within the society will be re-established.

I take this opportunity to appeal all of the members to think on these relevant points and suggest some means to cater to the scientific and clinical needs of our members in a better way. I believe that it is better always to discuss such relevant issues and evolve a consensus so that we grow as a whole society rather than individuals within the society.

ISPecially Yours




 

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