Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

: 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 393--394

Concluding note: Time to look back and move ahead

Abhay Kolte 
 Secretary, ISP, Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics and Implantology, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Digdoh Hills, Hingna Road, Nagpur - 440 019, Maharashtra, India

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Abhay Kolte
Secretary, ISP, Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics and Implantology, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Digdoh Hills, Hingna Road, Nagpur - 440 019, Maharashtra

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Since this is my last communication with you as the Secretary of the society, I wish to thank all of you for bestowing faith in my abilities and giving me a chance to serve the society through this position. I feel humbled and obliged for being able to do whatever little and meaningful I could do and look back with satisfaction over the completion of the responsibility.

The Indian Society of Periodontology has seen major changes occurring since the past few years in terms of increasing number of members, quick response for the newly inducted members, well organised scientific events taking into consideration the needs of its members and transparency in the management of the society. The journal of the society which is one of the most prestigious publications not only nationally but internationally as well, has seen regularity in publication after the initial hiccups. The editor, editorial board and the reviewers need to be complimented for such a herculean task.

A major accomplishment of this tenure is the streamlining of the IT matters, which was an important challenge when I took over. Fortunately, we have been able to resolve the issue as per the current regulations once for all. The next incumbents will be required to carry over from here as this aspect requires a lot of sincerity and time bound work to be done on a regular basis. The formulation of the GCPR guidelines is also a significant achievement for the society and hopefully we will be able to publicise it in the due course of time amongst the general dental practitioners.

The constitution amendments which will be presented and approved at the forthcoming AGM required meticulous working which the constitution committee performed with great commitment and dedication. Hopefully we will be able to iron out the lacunae within the existing constitution and move ahead as a society. Also, as a mark of tribute to our founding member we have started with the Dr. Lalit Guglani Memorial Oration Lecture from this year at the annual conference. We have added one more prestigious award at the national level in the name of Late Dr. Manish Kolhe Award for Best Paper in Implant Dentistry.

I take this opportunity to thank each one of you who have helped me in all the working and mitigating the challenges during this journey of three years. There are many colleagues who helped, assisted and guided me complete this tenure successfully and to name a few amongst them who were always supportive in all the endeavours include Dr's. Nitin Dani, Ashish Jain, Santosh Sreedhar, Ashish Nichani, Anil Melath, Neeraj Deshpande, Ashish Kumar, Dilip Pol, A. R. Pradeep, Nymphea Pandit, Biju Thomas, Pravin Kudva, Balaji Manohar, Anirban Chatterjee, Subhash Raj, Sangeeta Dhir, D. Gopalakrishnan, R. K. Yeltiwar, R. M. Kohad, M. B. Phadnaik, T. K. Pal, A. K. Pal, Tirthankara Debnath, Girish Bhutada, Vaibhav Karemore, Rajesh Gaikwad and not to forget my departmental staff in Dr's. Tushar Shrirao, Dhawal Mody, Girish Bodhare, Surekha Rathod Vishal Kher, Tony Shori and my post graduate students. I may have missed a few more names but that in any way does not demean their contributions. Last but not the least my better half Dr. Rajashri Kolte and my family who were always there whenever it was needed. On a concluding note,

“I am grateful for the challenges that helped me grow in person and also to all my dear friends who deemed me fit for this responsibility. They are the charming people who nourished my abilities for them to blossom.”

My best wishes for the incoming team with the hope that they will perform even better and to the best of their abilities.