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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2  

Research – The summum bonum of progress


President, Indian Society of Periodontology Professor, Head and Ph.D Guide, Department of Periodontology, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Date of Web Publication18-Dec-2017

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Avani Raju Pradeep
President, Indian Society of Periodontology Professor, Head and Ph.D Guide, Department of Periodontology, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jisp.jisp_252_17

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Knowledge is the greatest power and tool that generates power of research. Research enables us to identify, study and analyze our problems and seek suitable solution to these problems.

Research makes us intellectually independent, confident and usher in prosperity and improves quality of life. It is quite obvious that all advanced countries are in forefront of research. This holds good even to the field of medicine and as well as Periodontology. Scrutiny of periodontal research carried out in our country shows that the most of research is conducted as a curriculum requirement of Postgraduate (PG) courses which aims at merely introducing and training the PG students in research and research methodology. Hence our research is hackneyed, substandard and aimless. It neither addresses our societal aspirations nor adds anything new to the existing knowledge. Probably that is the reason that we have not been able to develop new and effective, preventive and therapeutic modalities. Therefore, to study periodontal disease, which is a chronic multifactorial disease and to develop diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, long term cohort studies are needed.

Dear colleagues, as a research buff, it is my cherished dream that the Indian Society of Periodontology (ISP) should encourage quality research activities in our country. To achieve this, an exclusive research committee should be formulated by the ISP consisting of experienced and erudite researchers to identify the problems peculiar to our country. We should recognize suitable investigators and institutions and to garner funds to carry out the research works. In recent years Government of India and various voluntary organizations have come forward to encourage research in our country by providing financial assistance. This committee should also help in ISP certification for oral hygiene products, drugs and devices.

I am quite optimistic that with the help of dynamic and diligent members it should not be a difficult task to formulate a “ISP research committee” and to fulfil this dream.




 

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