Bright future awaits dentists: IDA Sec Gen

Bright future awaits dentists: IDA Sec Gen
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Dentistry in India will have a bright future thanks to the changing attitudes of people and governments towards oral hygiene, according to Dr Ashok Dhoble, secretary general, Indian Dental Association (IDA). Addressing a seminar on ‘Current Trends in Dentistry in India’ organised by the Administrative Staff College of India\'s Centre for Healthcare

Dentistry in India will have a bright future thanks to the changing attitudes of people and governments towards oral hygiene, according to Dr Ashok Dhoble, secretary general, Indian Dental Association (IDA). Addressing a seminar on ‘Current Trends in Dentistry in India’ organised by the Administrative Staff College of India's Centre for Healthcare at its College Park Campus in Banjara Hill on Thursday, Dr Ashok Dhoble said, "Dental insurance is the key and I can see a positive change towards having a such facility soon here."


Stressing the need of safeguarding oral health, Dr Ashok Dhoble observed that 4.5 per cent of the total population is approaching dentists as against 2 per cent four years ago. "It is 48 per cent in western countries. Dental insurance plays a vital role in this direction. We are hopeful of having that facility soon in India in full scale," he maintained.


More than 120 dental students, doctors and professors attended the seminar. ASCI director general Ravi Kant in his inaugural address asked dental students to be 'jack of all trades and master of one.' He strongly advised students to do a course in hospital management to become able administrators.

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