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Introduction

32nd Indian Society for Dental Research Annual Conference is to be held at Narayani Heights, Ahmedabad, Gujarat from 15th to 17th November 2019. The conference shall be held in the vibrant and scenic capital of Gujarat, which offers not only the state of the art, architecture but also scenic beauty of beautiful, Sabarmati river. Ahmedabad is known for its grand hospitality, tradition and culture, and also it is well connected to the world via road, rail and air. In 2010, Ahmedabad was ranked third in Forbes‘s list of fastest growing cities of the decade. The historic walled city of Ahmedabad has it all to be the first city in India to be inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage City list of 2017.

The venue of the conference, Narayani Heights is 5-star resort known for high end hospitality and luxurious, exuberant stay with all the world-class facilities available for this magnificent conference. Narayani Heights is just 5.4 kms away from Airport on Ahmedabad- Gandhinagar Highway. This conference will serve as one of the largest national education and research conference for dental students, faculty, researchers, technologists and professionals of dentistry. Inter-disciplinary approach is one of the hall-mark of this conference where experts from all specialities of dentistry from India and Overseas can come under one roof to present their original research. Also, this conference will be a platform for formal  and  informal, open ended exchange of knowledge.

Organizing committee is making sincere efforts and working hard to make this conference a grand success.

About ISDR

The Indian Society for Dental Research (ISDR) is a Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADA), which is a non-profit organization with its members worldwide. The society owes its origin to Dr. M. Rahmatulla, founder president who conceived the formation of the society when he attended the IADR 64th annual session in Dallas, Texas in March 1984. At the instance of the then president of IADR Dr. Robert frank of France, IADR (Indian Division) was conceived at the opening ceremony. The founder set the ball in motion to establish IADR section in INDIA.

Mission
To advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health world wide
To support and represent the oral health research community
To facilitate the communication and application of research findings
ISDR provides an invaluable service to all dental, oral and craniofacial researchers, including those at dental schools, industry institutions, as well in the biotech sector.
ISDR strives to bring to its members and the dental research community, the latest news updates, research reports, educational programmes and networking opportunities.

About IADR

International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a non profit organization, headquartered in Alexandria, Va. USA.

It was founded in New York City 10 December 1920. The first president from 1921-23 was J. LEON WILLIAMS, D.D.S., L.D.S. There had been important individual pioneers in innovative dental affairs in France, Britain, Germany, Austria, and America before 1920. Prior to this time, however, there had been no comparable organized group devoted to dentistry in the field of scientific research. It is of further interest that the scientific orientation of the IADR was, from the very beginning, clearly defined as dental. The objectives were nevertheless not confined to any specific methodology or to any one basic or clinical discipline, as was true of most organizations and journals devoted to scientific progress of that time. The fact that the organization was not only organ-centered, that is, dental, but specifically aimed at the advancement of (dental) research represented a somewhat rare pioneering outlook.

Objective

Mission

The Association has been established to promote research in all aspects of craniofacial, oral and dental research, to encourage development of improved methods for the prevention and treatment of oral and dental diseases, to improve the oral health of the public through research, and to facilitate cooperation among investigators and the communication of research findings and their implications throughout the world
  • To advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide
  • To support and represent the oral health research community
  • To facilitate the communication and application of research findings

IADR Global Oral Health Goals, Objectives and Targets for the Year 2020

Goals

Objectives

  • To promote oral health and to minimize the impact of diseases of oral and craniofacial origin on general health and psychosocial development, giving emphasis to promoting oral health in populations with the greatest burden of such conditions and diseases;
  • To minimize the impact of oral and craniofacial manifestations of general diseases on individuals and society, and to use these manifestations for early diagnosis, prevention and effective management of systemic diseases.

Targets

The targets should be selected to match predetermined oral health priorities at a national or local level. Consideration should be given to the following areas when selecting targets, based on local priorities:

Pain, functional disorders, infectious diseases, oro-pharyngeal cancer, oral manifestations of HIV-infection, noma, trauma, cranio-facial anomalies, dental caries, developmental anomalies of teeth, periodontal diseases, oral mucosal diseases, salivary gland disorders, tooth loss, health care services, health care information systems.

  • To reduce mortality from oral and craniofacial diseases;
  • To reduce morbidity from oral and craniofacial diseases and thereby increase the quality of life;
  • To promote sustainable, priority-driven, policies and programmers in oral health systems that have been derived from systematic reviews of best practices (i.e. the policies are evidence-based);
  • To develop accessible cost-effective oral health systems for the prevention and control of oral and craniofacial diseases using the common risk factor approach;
  • To integrate oral health promotion and care with other sectors that influence health;
  • To develop oral health programmers to improve general health;
  • To strengthen systems and methods for oral health surveillance, both processes and outcomes;
  • To promote social responsibility and ethical practices of care givers.
  • To reduce disparities in oral health between different socio-economic groups within countries and inequalities in oral health across countries.
  • To increase the number of health care providers who are trained in accurate epidemiological surveillance of oral diseases and disorders.