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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 161
 

Walking with the new JOMFP


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, 2/102 East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai, India

Date of Web Publication27-Jul-2012

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Elizabeth Joshua
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, 2/102 East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.98443

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Joshua E. Walking with the new JOMFP. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2012;16:161

How to cite this URL:
Joshua E. Walking with the new JOMFP. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2018 Sep 21];16:161. Available from: http://www.jomfp.in/text.asp?2012/16/2/161/98443


Dear Colleagues,

It has been a pleasure to receive many positive feedbacks as well as a couple of suggestions for the earlier issue. Although, I would like to include all comments received, owing to space constraints and queue of articles, I am forced to postpone the publication of the same.

In today's context, though basic research appears to be expensive, many of our colleagues have taken efforts to try and investigate diseases. A cursory look of the published manuscripts in this issue indicate that there is definitely no shortage of ideological and methodological innovation among our members and authors. This issue has a wide range and number of manuscripts pertaining to research in oro-facial diseases. Research articles in this issue pertaining to oral biology of non-communicable dental diseases (NCD), including effect of diabetes and hypertension would effectively serve to formulate guidelines for management of oral conditions of NCDs in India. With NCDs occupying centre of focus in health care delivery systems in India, it is appropriate that these articles will be well received.

The manuscript also has reports of 2 fungal infections involving oral cavity. Though previously reported, occurrence of such infections in non-immune compromised hosts is extremely rare and worth investigating. This indicates that either there is an existence of such entities, hitherto unreported or there is an emergence of strains of fungus that behave more virulently. As members of a healing profession, it is a part of our duty to monitor the situation and act accordingly.

An increased awareness for publishing among our fraternity resulted in reporting a wide variety of pathologies, including developmental disturbances that has not been previously reported in literature in the Indian subcontinent. Lesions in uncommon sites and uncommon presentations of known entities will expand the understanding of diseases thereby would help for effective combat of these entities. It is worthwhile to note that there is also a drive among oral and maxillofacial pathologists to investigate laboratory techniques too. Use of saliva as a diagnostic tool has been demonstrated and deserves a deeper study in future.

In 1996-97, JOMFP came into existence and became a part of internet in 2003-04. To stay and adapt with ever advancing science, technological and gadgets development, I am extending my fullest cooperation to bring out JOMFP in an application format for those who use ipad and smart phones, so that JOMFP would be brought into palm tops and will be always readily available at any time and place for the avid readers. Furthermore, this will increase our global reach and acceptance.

The Pune PG convention is planned in a grand manner and I hope all postgraduate students will be immensely benefited by the convention.

I look forward to meeting you at the convention.

With regards.

 
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