The Education and Research Centre and Super Specialty Dental Clinic is named after late former President of India and Missile man Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and it was inaugurated on Sunday by Dr Harsh Vardhan Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences. This centre is created with aim of facilitating pre-clinical and clinical educational training and research.
After the inauguration, Dr Harsh Vardhan appreciated the efforts taken IDA in setting up such an advanced research and treatment centre. He also asked IDA to keep the research orientation towards affordability of advanced treatments to poor. “India is not behind in research. With each passing day, we are advancing. But at the same time, we have to keep in mind that still many can’t afford the advanced treatment procedures. We should work towards its affordability,” said Dr Harsh Vardhan.
Dr Ashok Dhoble Hon Secretary General informed that the centre well equipped with all the latest facilities to promote dental research and professional advancement of dental surgeons. He also said that the main aim of the centre is to benefit poor patients. “It is a proud moment for us. The equipment’s are just launched in Europe. We will like to carry out research on the untouched areas of dentistry,” Dr Dhoble said while addressing the audience.
The centre has 25 simulators in addition to 5 clinical stations and one operation station for rendering all types of pre-clinical, clinical and advanced clinical training. Founded in 1946 IDA is the largest recognised body of dental professionals in India.