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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67

Citius, Altius, Fortius

Associate Dean and Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore - 575001, India

Date of Web Publication4-Sep-2012

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Kundabala Mala
Associate Dean and Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore - 575001
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.100596

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Dear Readers,

The Editorial board of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry (JID) joins the organizing team of the 5 th ISPRP conference to welcome all the delegates to the beautiful city of Mangalore. Our organizing committee has charted out a great program for all of us with lectures and discourses by excellent speakers and researchers which are sure to be both valuable and enjoyable. Through the month of August, there will be plentiful rain to increase the beauty of the city. Do not miss this opportunity of mixing business with the pleasure of a visit to Mangalore during the monsoon.

We have successfully brought out four issues of JID. Our editorial board is putting in a lot of effort to make it a world-class journal. The team is working hard in a focused manner on every issue and is trying to incorporate the necessary changes for the betterment of the journal. We follow the Japanese mantra "Kaizen" which means continuous improvement by setting standards and continually raising those standards. We need to do this to stay relevant in our fields of endeavor.

Strong basics are the very foundation for achieving excellence in our professional fields. To stay relevant and to carve a niche for ourselves entails taking on challenges which may seem overwhelming, but they are not unsurmountable. To successfully face these challenges, we need to innovate and make a positive difference in our profession. It goes without saying that one must first be proficient in the nitty-gritty of one's art before starting to think along fresh lines and walking down a new and uncharted path. As a famous Russian writer quoted, "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."

Small improvements in our practice on a regular day-to-day basis will ultimately improve productivity and effectiveness. To progress forward in our profession, it is essential to enhance our knowledge of our subject and improve our skills. It is here that research assumes importance. For the conduct of research, the World Wide Web provides invaluable, relevant, and the latest information. Hence, we should make use of blogs, Twitter, Wikipedia, Facebook, Flickr, etc. Our curriculum should be augmented with digital media components to maximize the opportunities to glean information in our profession. In short, one needs to be computer savvy in the 21 st century.

So, let us resolve to participate in research, make full use of the internet, and above all, incorporate passion and the highest ethical values to our work.

I thank my entire editorial board for their contributions. Special thanks to Dr. Neeraj Malhotra, our executive editor , for all the help he renders me.

See you all at the conference. Take care.

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