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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 55

Editorial


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

Date of Web Publication8-Jan-2018

Correspondence Address:
G P Sujatha
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijohs.ijohs_51_17

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How to cite this article:
Sujatha G P. Editorial. Int J Oral Health Sci 2017;7:55

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Sujatha G P. Editorial. Int J Oral Health Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2018 Jan 18];7:55. Available from: http://www.ijohsjournal.org/text.asp?2017/7/2/55/222406



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The most significant predictors of dental job satisfaction involved the intrinsic rewards of being a dentist and the delivery of dental health services. Oral physician play an important role in the maintenance of general health through oral health.

In India, increasing number of dentists is not the main problem but the status of the oral health care awareness among the population is. Oral health care awareness is one of the biggest reasons that differentiate the Indian and US dentists. In India, <20% of population has awareness about oral health while in the US, more than 80% population pay attention on their oral health.

The present scenario of dentistry in India is at a crucial juncture. Sometime back, dentalorg.com survey related to happiness depicted that young dentists were not happy. Although there is increase in number of dentists per year, success rate is less compared to that of 15–20 years back. It is a pitiable scenario that the dental graduates are not competent enough to face the emergency situation, and clinical training is far from satisfaction. The future dental graduates need to be trained both in genuine dental research as well as an ideal dental practice. The aim of the dental education is to produce dental surgeons who should also dwell into exploring ways and amalgamation of dental education and research so that they can become self-sufficient, self–reliant, and confident in discharging their duties.

Welcome the new year with a great zeal. Hope your dreams come true.






 

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