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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4

Stress the importance of research to post graduate students

Vice-Principal, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davanagere, Karnataka, India

Date of Web Publication26-Nov-2013

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D S Mehta
Vice-Principal, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davanagere, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2231-6027.122079

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How to cite this article:
Mehta D S. Stress the importance of research to post graduate students. Int J Oral Health Sci 2013;3:4

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Mehta D S. Stress the importance of research to post graduate students. Int J Oral Health Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2023 Jun 2];3:4. Available from: https://www.ijohsjournal.org/text.asp?2013/3/1/4/122079

The purpose of research is to inform action and seek true knowledge with the avoidance of error. It invariably leads to a better understanding of and a deeper appreciation for the discipline under investigation thereby establishing a strong infrastructure, which improves the living conditions of society and encourages progressive thoughts. The high quality of dental care we enjoy today is built on years of research and tireless effort by various universities, general dental practitioners and post graduate students. Yet, there is so much to be done.

Beyond doubt the quality post graduate students decides the future of that specialty and a spirit of research must be instilled. Students benefit from the wisdom, knowledge and experience of a mentor. It is important for the faculty to support and groom them in the process of advancing medical knowledge and improving patient care. Students who learn from lifelong learners may even be more likely to discover their own innate thirst for knowledge.

As science continues to unveil the molecular workings that underpin disease, we see profound changes in the approach to diagnosing and treating disease. The students must be made to realize the beauty of the subject and to "seek deeper." Only active research removes the cobwebs of ignorance and doubt in our minds improving the chances of achieving specific objectives. The research process is cyclical and iterative. Good research produces results that are examinable by peers, methodologies that can be replicated and knowledge that can be applied to real world situations.

However it is very important that research be conducted ethically. Since research often involves a great deal of co operation and co ordination among many different people in different disciplines and institutions, ethical standards promote the values that are essential to collaborative work, such as trust, accountability, mutual respect and fairness. Furthermore fabricating, falsifying or misrepresenting research data damages the core of research. Integrity must be focused upon and the students have to be made very clear of the implications of their research.

Beauideal has always been active in pursuing Continuing Dental Education for the alumni of Bapuji Dental College and will continue to play an imperative role in keeping them up to date. The IJOHS is an innovative fresh addition to this continuing education program.

I feel immensely proud and delighted in congratulating the elite "Editorial Team" of esteemed IJOHS for successfully bringing out this maiden issue published by Medknow publication. I am sure that the Chief Editor Dr. Raison Thomas and his most committed and dedicated team will leave no stone unturned in maintaining the high standard, punctuality and regularity of this journal to get it indexed and take it to the zenith of its popularity to make it one of the best epitome of scientific testimonial at the International level.

I wish the very best for all the future endeavors of this esteemed journal and am sure it will reach the pinnacle of success.


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