Year : 2006 | Volume
: 17 | Issue : 2 | Page : 61-
Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Pathology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam main road, Maduravoyal, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Pathology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam main road, Maduravoyal, Chennai, Tamilnadu
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There is growing concern over the number of BDS graduates coming out every year from more than 200 dental institutions across the country. If this trend keeps continuing, I fear there may be unemployment and unhealthy competition among dental professionals. It is high time the government takes a policy decision to stop mushrooming of dental colleges and keeps a vigil on the existing institutions. Local government along with the DCI should come forward to start new branches in dentistry and the courses maybe at diploma, super speciality or doctoral level.
Though the number of graduates passing out every year is increasing, it is disheartening to note that very few opt for research in dentistry. Universities and the dental council should allot a percentage of time in the curriculum for research. Those who pursue research as their career should be given encouraging renumerations and rewards, since today's research is tomorrow's clinical practice.