Hon. Secretary General
I am happy to present a redesigned, improved and expanded website, which covers a large number of modules and specialities of great significance, both to the dental profession and the community. In addition to improving the IDA Home Page, several significant sections of special importance, consistent with the changing face of dentistry, have been supplemented in a rare and remarkable coverage of topics that makes the IDA Website one of the best sites in the world of web firmament. Conceived, developed and designed exclusively in-house by a group of dedicated personnel it stands testimony to what coordinated and tenacious team effort can achieve.
Specific mention must be made of the modules on Oral Cancer Foundation and the two healthcare management tools under its banner, the SPOT and the TII Centres. It is now possible for any member to visit the site, for example, on Tobacco Intervention Initiative Centre (TII Centre) and register to open a TII Centre at his or her clinic. The patient can also visit the website for suitable solutions and counselling as also for information about the nearest tobacco cessation centre. The module of Authors’ Guidelines on submission of articles is another section that does away with the practice of sending articles through the electronic medium. IDA Membership; Educational Programmes; IDA Publications; IDA Accreditation Programmes; Dental Technology; The Child Task Force and its driving force, the Child Dental Centre, National Oral Health Programme, Healing Smiles Foundation, etc., to name only a few, are the other features visitors to the site would love revisiting.
Seized of the need to create an accurate database of dental professionals available in the country, IDA has developed the web-based software system of online registration and management of dental healthcare professionals. I am extremely happy to say that the software system developed by IDA helps to establish an authentic database of dental personnel resources available in the country at a particular point of time which can be accessed by all the stakeholders.
The system will help the Health Ministry monitor the utilisation of dental healthcare personnel and accordingly design a comprehensive oral health policy. It’s a matter of great satisfaction to say that seven State Development Councils have already implemented the system.
The whole spectrum of website thus has witnessed considerable changes in content, design and presentation and provision of appropriate links for the avid and interested browser to gain more knowledge and information.
The devising of the website has enabled IDA to enter the global mainstream and IDA can proudly claim the website to be unique and one of the best in the world. It is now possible for any member to visit the site, for example, on Tobacco Intervention Initiative Centre (TII Centre) and register to open a TII Centre at his or her clinic. The patient can also visit the website for suitable solutions and counselling as also for information about the nearest tobacco cessation centre. The module of Authors’ Guidelines on submission of articles is another section that does away with the practice of sending articles through the electronic medium. Instead, articles can now be presented online and automated acknowledgements and other communications are effected online.
IDA has developed and launched the IDA Mobile App which can easily be downloaded on any smartphone. It will be very useful for our members on-the-go as all relevant information we need to provide is at their finger tips. IDA's forward-thinking approach in bringing out the Mobile App has not only improved its brand image but also enabled it to improve its member/customer engagement and loyalty. Constant upgrades and new features are being added to make it more user-friendly to our members.
With the revision and expansion of the IDA website, a huge database has been created which in a way provides the key to the gateway to a world of dental exploration. So, welcome to the exceptionally special site and let your journeys into the hitherto unexplored world of exciting dental discoveries begin. We have it for you all under one roof, the unparalleled and spectacular world of IDA WEBSITE!
Hon. Secretary General