I complement the entire team of IDA, UP State for introducing the journal issue on COVID-19, which undoubtedly is a remarkable achievement and the need of the hour the current circumstances. These are challenging times, specially the field of dentistry requires modifications and incorporation of new and safer techniques and equipment safeguarding both the dentist and the patient.
The need of the time is an integration of our inner strengths, technical base, confident and talented upcoming cadre of young dentists in tune with global developments rapidly taking place at brisk pace covering entire set of specializations.
Enormous growth of audience in the field of research has permitted enthusiastic intellectuals to take an active part in the advances.
I hope this journal will provide a platform to share extensive scientific knowledge in the field of dentistry.
Dr. Dibyendu MazumdarBDS (Cal), MDS (BHU)
President, Dental Council of India