Dear IACDE family members,
Thank you for entrusting me with the position of IACDE President. It is a matter of honour and pleasure, and I hope to keep the faith reposed in me.
I cannot help but remember a quote from Henry Ford –"Coming together is beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success". So, Friends, let us all participate wholeheartedly in all the association activities and use all the avenues the association offers.
As envisaged in the constitution of IACDE, our esteemed association's prime objective is advancing the science and practice of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, an ever-evolving field. New techniques and approaches are being developed all the time. It is essential to stay up to date with the latest research and to upgrade the knowledge and skills to ensure that the best possible care is delivered to the patients. It becomes all the more relevant in present times as dentistry has been through a lot in the last few years due to one of the most uncertain and anxious periods in the history of humankind, and the impact has been on both fronts - education and practice. God willing, the worst is over, and it is time to move away from online and renew our commitment to in-person learning and peer-to-peer interaction.
Another important aspect is that the dental profession is becoming increasingly globalized. There are now many opportunities for international collaborations and exchanges, and it is essential to stay connected with the global dental community. We need to work on collaborations across boundaries, both with industry and institutes, and take a step upward towards getting our association, international recognition.
I'm a firm believer in the fact that, alone, one can do very little; however, together, we can do a lot. So, I call upon all of you to proactively contribute to the perusal of the goal of bringing our association to the level where its true and full potential is realized.