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The Dental Council of India – a statutory body
Dental Council of India is a Statutory Body incorporated under an Act of Parliament viz. The Dentists Act, 1948 (XVI of 1948) to regulate the Dental Education and the profession of Dentistry throughout India and it is financed by the Govt. of India in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Department of Health) through Grant-in-aid. The General Body of the Dental Council of India representing various State Governments, Universities, Dental Colleges, Central Government, etc. The Dental Council of India – a statutory body – was constituted on 12th April 1949 under an Act of Parliament – the Dentists Act, 1948 (XVI of 1948). The amendments were made through an ordinance promulgated by the President of India on 27th August 1992. Through this ordinance, new sections i.e. section 10A, section 10B, section 10C were introduced in the Dentists Act, 1948 mainly to restrict mushroom growth of dental colleges, increase of the seats in any of the course and starting of new higher courses without the prior permission of the Central Govt., Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The amendment was duly notified by the Govt. of India in Extraordinary Gazette of India, Part II, Section I on 3rd April 1993 with effective date 1st June 1992.
In consonance of the provisions of the Act, Dental Council of India is entrusted with the following objectives.
◊ Maintenance of uniform standards of Dental Education – both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. (a) It envisages inspections/visitations of Dental Colleges for permission to start Dental colleges, increase of seats, starting of new P.G. courses (as per provisions of section 10A of the Act).
◊ To prescribe the standard curricula for the training of dentists, dental hygienists, dental mechanics and the conditions for such training;
◊ To prescribe the standards of examinations and other requirements to be satisfied to secure for qualifications recognition under the Act;
To achieve these, the needs are:
◊ Uniformity of curriculum standards of technical and clinical requirements, standards of examinations;
◊ A uniform standard of entrance to various courses in dentistry;
◊ Affiliation of every dental college to an University;
◊ Supervision over all the dental institutions to ensure that they maintain the prescribed standards;
◊ Regulation of the profession of dentistry.
Blood-Borne Diseases— Ensuring the Safety of Patients and Dental Professionals
(Hony) Brig Dr Anil Kohli
President, Dental Council of India
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), patient safety is a “global imperative,” affecting both patients and healthcare professionals worldwide. In India, the Patient Safety in Dentistry taskforce was created in 2009, with myself as the coordinator. The six members are committed to the development of systems, organizations, policies, and procedures to ensure safety throughout treatment.
For example, the occupational use of sharps routinely exposes dental professionals to blood-borne viruses, such as AIDS, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. These serious, potentially life-threatening diseases are transmissible to healthcare professionals from infected patients—and from infected caregivers to patients.
WHO reports an estimated 70,000 hepatitis B infections in healthcare workers from contaminated sharps annually. In India, a large proportion of the population is infected with blood-borne diseases: the country has an intermediate endemic of hepatitis B, with hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) prevalence between 2% and 7% among the groups studied. The number of HBsAg carriers in India has been estimated to be more than 40 million.
Although exposure to these and other viruses can be minimized by strict adherence to safety precautions, the risk cannot be completely eliminated. Therefore, in order to help prevent disease transmission, it is essential that dental healthcare professionals, auxiliaries, and students be vaccinated. Unfortunately, vaccinations for HIV and hepatitis C virus are not available; however, a hepatitis-B vaccine has been administered since 2002 in many parts of India through the National Immunization Program. Despite this effort, the country still has a significant problem: an estimated every 20th Indian is a carrier of hepatitis B virus.
In many countries, it is mandatory for healthcare workers and students to be immunized against hepatitis B. India is home to 290 dental colleges, admitting more than 21,000 students every year. Therefore, to protect our flourishing dental workforce from occupational exposure to hepatitis B, it is important that immediate steps be taken: specifically, immunization for dental students who do not demonstrate active immunity against hepatitis B. Students having no or inadequate immunization at the time of admission would be required to be immunized, and each educational institution would maintain immunization records of all students.
This is only the beginning of what may be achieved for patient safety in India. Every practicing dental healthcare professional is encouraged to pursue available continuing dental education (CDE) in patient safety procedures. In addition, the World Health Organization will be releasing aMulti-Professional Patient Safety Curriculum Guide as a result of a 2-week virtual global discussion forum. Dental schools in India will be encouraged to incorporate this updated curriculum when it becomes available.
The Dental Council of India has long been engaged in protecting the well-being of our healthcare workers and their patients. Through safety education and policy, we will continue to remain at the forefront of global healthcare initiatives.
Dental India Facts
A beautiful smile can express more feelings than thousand words people may speak. A perfect smile can help to reveal the personality of a person and also the signs of healthy living. This will encourage a person to stay fit and maintain a healthy body. The question which may arise at this point is how to get that sparkling smile. Now, it is never that difficult to get that dazzling smile on your face. The first thing that every individual should do is pay regular visits at their nearest dental clinics. Paying regular visits at the clinic of a good dentist will help individuals to retain that gorgeous smile all through their lives.
If one is residing in a metropolitan city like Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai or Kolkata, then it would be very nice to find an experienced and renowned dentist. There are several good experts in India and it may be very convenient to find a good dentist nearby. The best dentists can offer right dental treatments for their patients and it can be cost effective too. An expert may offer dental treatments to all the communities of the society.
India is a country, where majority of the people belong to the middle class section. Thus, a dentist should provide quality treatment to the patients at affordable amount of fees. There are several certified dentists in India who are providing superior dental treatment facilities for all. For this reason, people from different parts of the world come to India to get high quality dental treatment at the most reasonable prices.
Dentistry in India includes various types of dental crowns and dental veneers. Dental crown treatment is considered to be the best way to ensure stronger teeth and beautify weakened or damaged teeth. Dental veneers can also offer attractive and good looking teeth within just few days.
A good dentist in India may charge far more less than what is charged In Europe and USA. In India, dentists are now using superior surgical instruments and equipments that give assurance that people will get world class treatment at most reasonable cost.
Those who are among the millions of concerned about rising health care expense and probably have no control over it can now find a solution. For this reason, medical tourism is gradually on the rise as it has now become affordable than it was ever before. India ranks amongst the top nations such as Canada, US, UK and other European countries in delivering world class medical treatments from experienced and specialist doctors in every stream of medical science. Moreover, most of the medical specialists have got their medical certificates and have worked in renowned hospitals in UK, US and European countries.
Dental India Implants
As compared to other parts of the body, we pay the least amount of attention to our teeth till we get alarming signals. After a visit to the Dentist which is always long overdue in any case, we promise ourselves to be more particular in future but once we get busy in our daily activities we forget about it all over again.
Due to this careless attitude, we ruin a few teeth. But thanks to our Dental Surgeons and technology, they have devised ways to cure and fix our teeth and restore our smiles. Dental Implants are a blessing in disguise where missing tooth/teeth are replaced so perfectly that no one can ever make out the difference. Implants help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental Implants are the most rapidly growing field in dentistry today. Similar to a hip replacement, dental implants are made from surgical grade titanium. This dental implant system is thought by many to be the finest in the world.
The implants are tiny titanium posts, which are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are then surgically placed into the jaw bone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for the artificial teeth. Then Small posts are attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
In most cases, the placement of dental implants involves one surgical procedure. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For 6-12 weeks following surgery, the implants bond with the jawbone. The entire procedure usually takes two to six months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
In India, we can boast highly skilled Dental surgeons at par with the international standards. Which is why a lot of people from the U.K., U.S.A. and Canada are preferring to visit India for their Dental Treatments as they save enormously on cost, get the same quality of treatment and can enjoy a holiday with their families or accompanying person.
With the economy today, many consumers simply cannotafford quality dental care. When you add to that the fact that more than 50 percent of Americans do not have dental insurance coverage, you see that there is a dental crisis in the nation today.
Medicare does not typically cover any dental procedures and government-funded Medicaid covers dental work only for those less than 21 years of age. This means that many consumers who need dental work are simply doing without.
Or, they are traveling the globe in search of a less expensive option. Dental Tourism is a term given to this option.
According to an article in BusinessWeek, Dental Tourism has become a booming industry. Dental Tourism is the process of traveling to another country in order to obtain cheaper and more affordable dental care.
Areas such as Prague, Budapest, Tijuana and Bangkok have an abundance of dental clinics that offer much lower rates than those in America. Studies have shown that nearly 30 percent of the population of Texas, for those on the Rio Grande side, crosses into Mexico in order to obtain cheaper dental care.
This process was given the name Dental Tourism because most of these procedures are simply not performed in one sitting. They may take several days to complete. Once the patient has had his or her initial dental visit, they typically have four or five days to vacation in the area before their dental care is completed.
Many consumers have chosen this process to enjoy a longer vacation while having their dental work completed. But just how much can you save through Dental Tourism?
In the United States and Europe, a dental filling can cost as much as $300 to $400. For the exact same treatment, you can get the procedure done for as little as $20 to $40 in Dental Tourism countries. Dentures can cost as much as $1,000 in America and many European countries while they can be purchased for only $200 in Dental Tourism countries. Root canals can also be paid for at a much lower cost; $100 to $200 as opposed to $3,000 in the USA and Europe.
This is enough of a savings to actual pay for the vacation so those who are planning to have these procedures done simply combine their vacation with their dental care visits. If you need a dental procedure that cannot be completed in one visit; root canals, dentures, bridges, etc., it simply makes sense to combine your travel with your dental procedures and potentially save thousands of dollars overall.
Again, the savings from these dental procedures could actually pay for the vacation and you may still have several hundred dollars left over.
Here is a great infographic of dental care tourism:
Dental India Promotes India Dental Tourism
Dental tourism forms 10 percent of total Indian medical tourism, projected to grow at 30 per cent to Rs.9500 crore by 2015. The Oral Disease Prevalence indicates that 80 per cent of children and 60 per cent of adults suffer from dental caries and more than 90 per cent of adults above 30 years suffer from periodontal diseases proving the indispensability of India Dental Tourism .
In the West, primary dental care is provided by the government hospitals, but in India it is the individual dentists offering the same. In India 98 percent of the segment is ‘dentist-entrepreneur-driven’. Since dental health is of critical importance going by its impact on cardiac diseases and diabetes, there is a need to expand dedicated facilities in the country. “Therefore our initial expansion plan is to roll out 30 clinics in Bangalore and Kolkata in the next six months,” he added.
Currently, in Bangalore alone there are 6,500 dentists and 3,000 clinics. There is a market for this specialty. Although the focus of expansion is metros, in the phase II, NHDC will look at Tier II cities to help the patients have access to uniform quality care. Going by the scale of operations, NHDC is tipped to emerge as the largest player in dental care in the country, said Dr Nitish.
According to market reports, global dental care industry is estimated to be around US$ 18 billion and the dental equipment is pegged at US$ 15 billion with a CAGR of 5 percent and 4.5 per cent respectively.
In India, the dental care services market is estimated to be US$ 600 million with a CAGR of 10 per cent over 10 per cent since 2000 and its equipment sector valued around US$ 90 million. The key growth driver in dental medicine is the growing awareness and interest towards need for healthy teeth and dental cosmetics. Over 80 percent of the revenues generated for NHDC, since it commenced operations is from the aesthetic dentistry space, he said.
Dental tourism forms 10 per cent of total Indian medical tourism, projected to grow at 30 per cent to Rs 9500 crore by 2015. India produces more than 18,000 dentists annually from 283 dental colleges. The country has around 1,500 oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
The General Dentist Concentration, according to Dr Shetty is one dentist for every 30,000 persons. While Urban concentration indicates one dentist for every 10,000 persons for the Rural areas it is one dentist for every 250,000 persons.
The Oral Disease Prevalence in the country indicates that over 80 per cent of children and 60 per cent of adults suffer from dental caries. More than 90 per cent of adults in the age-group of 30 years suffer from periodontal diseases.
Dental surgeons in India perform a number of Cranio Maxillo-Facial Surgeries primarily because of the high incidence of congenital abnormalities affecting around 35,000 babies. Around 35 per cent of children suffer from mal-aligned teeth and jaws. Further, Decayed Missing Filled Teeth (DFMT1) score for teenagers is 2.4 and for 35-40 age-group is 5.4. In addition, over 17 per cent of the aged population are edentulous, the remaining 78.3 per cent have some teeth missing.
World Dental Show in India.
World Dental Show 2012 – WDS 2012 will be held from 5-7 October, 2012 at Bandra-Kurla Complex,Mumbai.The World Dental Show 2012 will be a unique opportunity for you to meet dental professionals and leaders of international and national trade and industry and showcase your innovative products. Use this platform to expand your business, develop new markets, meet new opinion leaders, role models in dental practice, build networks of influence, launch new products and publicize new clinical claims. The World Dental Show is one of the biggest Asia's dental care trade show. This is the spot where manufacturers and service providers showcase their latest technologies and innovations on products and techniques for oral health and dental care, comprehending most of the segments that composes dental business.
The World Dental Show is an international marketplace, showcasing performance, innovation and networking; a meeting place for making new contacts that offers visitors great opportunities to have first hand information and a closer look with an overview, of the entire range of products and the latest information on innovative products and dental technology.