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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2

Acumination of professionalism

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SRM Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, SRM Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Submission19-Mar-2020
Date of Acceptance19-Mar-2020
Date of Web Publication30-Apr-2020

Correspondence Address:
Dr. K V Anitha
Department of Prosthodontics, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jid.jid_12_20

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Mahalaxmi S, Anitha K V, Rajkumar K. Acumination of professionalism. J Interdiscip Dentistry 2020;10:1-2

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A warm greeting from the new editorial team of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry. Here's wishing you all a very happy, healthy, and blessed year 2020!

“Thinking is the capital, enterprise is a way, and hard work is the solution.” ― Abdul Kalam

A dawn of New Year embarks lots of positive thoughts, productive agendas, creative thinking, novel relationships, and healthy life to mellow as we progress ahead. A constructive association among dental fraternities wafts the health-care services to the level far beyond our imagination and so is the Interdisciplinary of Prosthodontics-Restorative-Periodontics Society.

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Establishment as an independent pioneer in one's own field is facile. But when multiple icons integrate, we can advance to greatest heights for the well-being of society. In the current day, there is an axiomatic need for the health-care professionals to render the best of medical therapy. Dissemination and translation of scientific knowledge, clinical skills, and implementation of the latest research evidences into daily dental service escalates the profession to the zenith point. Perception of each specialty needs to be deprogrammed to widen our scientific thoughts permitting maximum freedom in integration for the well-being of the society.

It is with this in mind that we break the age-old dogmatic beliefs, revamp the knowledge with current updates, and research affirmations into patient therapy.[1] Acquisition and execution of services from genuine sources and resources is of paramount value. Collaborative researches are happening at various levels from baseline to human clinical trials. It is up to the experts to stay on high alert to do justice to the profession.

Stringent adherence to legitimate scientific guidelines is mandatory. Performance of observational research in the form of cohort, case–control, and cross-sectional studies requires to follow the STROBE statement.[2] Randomized controlled trials follow the CONSORT guidelines along with registration into the Clinical Trials Registry of India,[3] quality improvement projects adhere to the SQUIRE statement,[4] systematic review and meta-analysis comply with the PRISMA guidelines,[5] studies of diagnostic accuracy abide by the STARD guidelines,[6] and case reports and clinical practice ought to obey to the CARE and AGREE guidelines, respectively.[7] Rigid cohesion to all such authenticated standard procedures makes the task simpler to carry the research process forward. It means that if we adhere to standard guidelines it becomes easier to carry forward research and also infer genuine data from the study. Only when we are self-acquainted can we share, exchange, and transfer the same to the fellow professionals.

The eyes cannot see what the mind does not know. Hence, let each one of us at this juncture assumes moral commitments to cuspate the medical professional to the best of our abilities.

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Cuschieri S. The STROBE guidelines. Saudi J Anaesth 2019;13:S31-4.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Goodman D, Ogrinc G, Davies L, Baker GR, Barnsteiner J, Foster TC, et al. Explanation and elaboration of the SQUIRE (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence) Guidelines, V.2.0: Examples of SQUIRE elements in the healthcare improvement literature. BMJ Qual Saf 2016;25:e7.  Back to cited text no. 4
Moher D, Liberati A, Tetzlaff J, Altman DG; PRISMA Group. Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses: The PRISMA statement. PLoS Med 2009;6:e1000097.  Back to cited text no. 5
Cohen JF, Korevaar DA, Altman DG, Bruns DE, Gatsonis CA, Hooft L, et al. STARD 2015 guidelines for reporting diagnostic accuracy studies: Explanation and elaboration. BMJ Open 2016;6:e012799.  Back to cited text no. 6
Brouwers MC, Kerkvliet K, Spithoff K, AGREE Next Steps Consortium. The AGREE Reporting Checklist: A tool to improve reporting of clinical practice guidelines. BMJ 2016;352:i1152.  Back to cited text no. 7


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