Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

: 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 503-

Periodontology as a cult form

Harpreet Singh Grover 
 Secretary,Indian Society of Periodontology, Chief Consultant, Dr. Grover's Dental Clinic, J-9/48 (Second Floor), Rajouri Garden, New Delhi - 110 027, India

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Harpreet Singh Grover
Secretary,Indian Society of Periodontology, Chief Consultant, Dr. Grover's Dental Clinic, J-9/48 (Second Floor), Rajouri Garden, New Delhi - 110 027

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Grover HS. Periodontology as a cult form.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2019;23:503-503

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It is with great delight and pleasure that I write this inaugural message from the desk of the Secretary, Indian society of periodontology. The passage of one more year is just like a speck in the life cycle of a vibrant society and here I am welcoming you all with a new team at the helm. ISP is racing fast towards completing 50 glorious years of existence and all this has been possible due to yeoman's efforts put by each and every single member of the society-past or present, office bearer or not.

The society over this period have envisaged a number of programs for all the stakeholders; from undergraduates to postgraduates, from exclusive specialists to the generalists, from academicians to researchers and from NGO's to mainstream academic institutions covering well-nigh the entire gamut of periodontology.

Our journal is now established as one of the most coveted tomes among the spectrum of speciality journals and all this has been achieved through a great teamwork and personal camaraderie between the editorial team, reviewers, advertisers, business managers and the publishers; not to forget authors who continue to put their faith in the journal and an ever increasing number of manuscripts is the testimony towards that.

We are actively engaged with sister associations to carve out novel interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programs to synergise all dental and medical specialities as this remains the pressing need of the hour. You will receive the calendar of our activities in the forthcoming issues.

Yet the challenges remain and as a new incumbent to this prestigious chair I come with a few core agendas close to my heart. First and foremost among these is collaborating more with our colleagues from defence services. A lot of state of the art, high technology work done by them needs to be showcased to a much wider audience and what better way to do it than sharing the same on various ISP platforms. Secondly, with the rapidly changing face of our speciality it will be prudent to do strategic alliances with institutions teaching fundamental and pure engineering sciences such as nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, digitalization etc., so that more programs which fit in with the academic needs of today's postgraduate can be done.

Postgraduation holds a unique niche in every dental graduate's life. Producing postgraduates fully empowered to face the rigors posed by breathtaking leaps of scientific knowledge and ever changing health paradigms demanded by the patient community at large remains a daunting job. I seek your guidance, suggestions, help and support in any manner to make this particular task a reality because once this is done no one can stop periodontology from becoming into a cult form- the first choice branch for any new MDS (NEET) aspirant.

I sign off by saying a big 'thank you' to all my dear colleagues for electing me to this post. I wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year.