" Resource is to see what everybody else has seen and to think what nobaody else has thought."
_Albert Szent Gyorgyi
Greeting to all,
It gives me immense pleasure to introduce this inaugural edition of the Journal of Oral and Dental Health to the dental professional fraternity. This journal is an excellent dedication to the professional development of dentistry in the Republic of India as well as the South East Asian region of countries engaged in research of various Sciences associated with Dental & Oral health. This Journal is an official publication of the Mithila Minority Dental Collee & Hospital, Darbhnaga (Bihar) affiliated to the State run Lalit Narayan Mithila Minority University, Darbhnaga, Bihar State (India) established and administered by the State Govt. of Bihar State.This journal has encouraged & supported by all specialty societies and various eminent personalities in Dental & Oral Health Sciences Research.
JODH is an Open Access, double blind peer-reviewed, bimonthly journal in the field of public health sciences. The aim of the journal is to stimulate debate and dissemination of knowledge in the public health field in order to improve efficacy, effectiveness and efficiency of public health interventations to improve health outcomes of population.
The primary objective of the Journal are to advance the science and art of dentistry & Public Health, to encourage scientific tool, which monitors and reports the latest developments.
In today's era of advancement, the menace of plagiarism has reared its ugly head, enticing research professionals to achieve instant success. This issue has serious implications especially for the budding research professionals. We, as a research community, must take the collective responsibility of nipping this issue in the bud.
We invite all researchers, specialists and clinicians from various disciplines of dentistry, to share their knowledge to improve knowledge of the sciences. Their valuable contributions will continue to advance this publication and help attain the objectives.
The creation of JODH has only been possible with the help of numerous people. Chiefly I want to thank the editorial board for responding so positively to my requests for help in launching JODH. Thanks to the various people who have acted as anonymous peer reviewers and also those who have assisted with editorial support. My gratitude to the Founder Chairman of the Mithila Minority Dental College & Hospital and the leadership of this journal, the chief Patron - Acharya Shaukat Khali his invaluable guidance. Finally, special thanks to the Patron of the Journal as well as Managing Director of MMDCH Mr. Imbesat Shaukat who has been repeatedly available with advice: his wise counsel is most appreciated.
On behalf of the editorial board members, I appreciated the valuable constructive criticisms received in related to this premier issue. We admit that the journal would not have come into existance, had it not been for the joint efforts and support of our colleagues in the endodontic and other dental professions.
Dr. Rohit M. Miglani, MDS
Editor in Chief
Journal of Oral & Dental Health
Dean (Dental Faculty)
Lalit Narayan Mithila University
Mithila Minority Dental College & Hospital