Road Side Dentistry in India
Dentistry is an art and science. Today in computer age we are talking about the advanced dentistry with recent advances in technology.
India is a developing country and it is trying to connect well with developed countries. In India dentistry is a degree course of 5 years like most of the other countries, one regulating body called as Dental Council of India(D.C.I.).DCI regulates permission for starting new dental colleges through out in India, also all about recognization and de-recognization of all dental schools in India and also authorized to register qualified dentist. There are certain rules on the basis of which they give permission to run the colleges for the next academic year.
But the question arises are they performing their work properly, if the answer to this question is yes then what about the following questions which arises as a result of the above answer.
Why in spite of not having fit in conditions and norms provided by DCI, some dental schools http://www.igneshof.com/oral-practices-to-properly-care-for-the-teeth-of-your-kids/ still getting permission? Why there are quakes practicing openly? Some of them not have passed higher secondary exam but still running full fledged dental clinics?
All these facts are known to regulating bodies and also to Indian Dental Association but nobody is taking interest in these conditions. Private dental school's management is hiring staff for showing their fulfillment of staff requirements on official records.(The proof of this fact can easily seen in the area where these staffs running their private clinic on full time basis.). Quakes are openly playing with the life of patients. Some are literally operating patients on foot path.
If the highest regulating body for this profession is mum for such situation when proof for this can be provided by any dentist, so what is the future of Indian dentistry.Even Indian Dental Association in certain states is not functioning properly and their activities are limited to do conferences and C.D.E. programs.