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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 299  

Transformation of dentistry in post COVID era


Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, D.A.V. Dental College and Hospital, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, India

Date of Web Publication01-Jul-2020

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Nymphea Pandit
Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, D.A.V. Dental College and Hospital, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jisp.jisp_379_20

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As I write this message, the whole aura around me is filled with an air of uncertainty. Dentistry and our specialty have not remained untouched by this worldwide calamity. Future is not clear and the present is not making it any easier to predict how the things will turn out to be at the end of this global pandemic. The need of the hour is to keep our head firmly balanced and invest in our resources in the best possible way. Since the government has not given any green signal to treat patients, we can only concentrate on our academic perspective.

My dear students and fellow colleagues, we, at the head office of ISP, have been working with various ideas about how to make this time most useful for all of us. With the same idea, we devised a series of webinars to keep you in touch with the subject and provide some food for thought to fulfill your research insights. Because of the overwhelming response to the webinar series, we have decided to extend the same for four more lectures. Please feel free to share your ideas and thoughts and help us to make it the best learning experience for all of us.

Saying all this, we still cannot shirk away from the responsibility of treating our patients with utmost care and safety measures. While dentistry has been regarded as a high-risk profession regarding the COVID-19 infection and the fact that some of the frontline health workers have lost their lives, we have to safeguard ourselves, our patients, and attendants.

Related to this, there has to be a proper spacing between the patients and we may have to increase our timings in the clinic. At the same time, we have to learn to perform with added burden of personal protective equipment.

At every stage of the patient preparation and carrying out the procedures as well as the proper disposal of the waste, we have to follow the recommended guidelines by various authorities such as DCI, government, and IDA.

All these changes have to be a part of our lives now till we see an end to this calamity. I wish you all the best.

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