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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 299  

From the desk of Dr. (Brigadier) JK Gupta VSM (Retd), Veteran Periodontist

Former President ISP, 43, Sector 28, Noida - 201303, India

Date of Web Publication12-Sep-2012

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J K Gupta
Former President ISP, 43, Sector 28, Noida - 201303
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It gives me great pleasure to see our new journal of ISP. Indeed, we have reached the international standards. For this, the credit goes to the successive office bearers of ISP and creative editors to bring it to the present level. I congratulate Dr. Ashish Sham Nichani, the Editor, Dr. Mohamed Faizuddin, President, Balaji Manohar, Secretary, and the team of ISP for this great job. Keep it up!

I have firm belief that we as a nation of about 1.2 billion are destined to be the world leaders in evolving periodontal treatment strategies for our masses because we see the disease the most unlike in many developed countries. In addition, our culture, habits, and socioeconomic patterns are different.

Today most of the educated Indians know about root canal treatment. Now they are becoming conscious of periodontal diseases even though the disease most often does not manifest with pain and discomfort. A common man needs to know that periodontal problems can be associated with systemic diseases like cardiovascular, diabetes, and other diseases, and he must get them treated besides local reasons. Our aim should be to offer treatment to common man with due consideration of economy and time frame. The present Perio generation of specialists is dynamic, practical, and mass oriented. I have no doubt that our efforts to cater for a common Indian will continue and we will achieve the goal in the foreseeable future.

Looking back to 1960 when I graduated in dentistry and being a periodontist for almost five decades, the changes in profession and specialty of periodontology are unbelievable. It has been an adventurous and exciting professional journey in civil service, Army, Navy, teaching, and private practice. I feel proud to see our profession and the specialty of periodontology at the present level in our country. Let us make a resolve that for us "Interest of ISP will always be above everything at all times."


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