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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2

President's message

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, ESIC Dental College and Hospital, Delhi, India

Date of Submission11-Apr-2020
Date of Acceptance11-Apr-2020
Date of Web Publication08-May-2020

Correspondence Address:
Susmita Saxena
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, ESIC Dental College and Hospital, Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_148_20

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Saxena S. President's message. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2020;24:2

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Saxena S. President's message. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jul 25];24:2. Available from: https://www.jomfp.in/text.asp?2020/24/1/2/283954

Wishing all my fellow colleagues and Oral Pathologists a very happy and prosperous 2020!

It is indeed an honor and a proud privilege to hold the position of President of our esteemed Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists (IAOMP). Our Association has grown to its present state by the vision and meticulous teamwork of the members since its inception in 1993. Somewhere over the years, this particular branch of dentistry lost its glory due to oversaturation and limited requirement of Oral Pathologists in Dental Colleges. However, as we say there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, there is no reason to be disheartened as there are enough opportunities for good Oral Pathologists. By “good,” we need to keep in mind the training received during postgraduation as well as the keenness to learn and not to enroll as visiting postgraduate students! Such competent professionals would never have dearth of jobs, be it in Government or private hospitals or Laboratories or even in private practice. The opportunity for Oral Pathologists in the field of research is also worth a mention. There is a vast opening in research for which grants are available and research positions are also advertised on a regular basis. Our social responsibility lies in our teaching and motivation skills as well as creating awareness against the menace of deleterious oral habits. The very positive pan India Torch campaign against oral cancer has gained momentum this year as well and has been publicized widely. I, along with my elected team of executive committee members, hope to carry forward with the unfinished tasks of the previous teams of the IAOMP and reach the finish line before our tenure gets over. We also propose to start the regional chapters of Oral Pathology which was shelved in the recent past due to whatever reasons. The revised Constitution Bye-laws and Code of Ethics for our Association are also getting ready which we hope to publish without further delay! Our speciality journal is also well appreciated and well read by fellow colleagues, for which I must congratulate the editorial team for their good work!

Finally, I wish to add that as an Association, we all are equally responsible for the upliftment of our Specialty in whichever way we can and all suggestions and advice from seniors in the profession will be received with an open mind.

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