Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry

: 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79-

Team approach

Sanath Shetty 
 Editor in Chief, Department of Prosthodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, India

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Sanath Shetty
Editor in Chief, Department of Prosthodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore

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Shetty S. Team approach.J Interdiscip Dentistry 2011;1:79-79

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Seasons greetings to all the members.

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry is the first of its kind in the field of Restorative Dentistry. By placing emphasis on publishing novel research articles and high-quality case reports, the Journal aims to influence the clinicians to practice a 'team approach,' in order to deliver treatment of a very high quality to deserving patients. The ever-growing field of Implantology is one branch that will be highly benefited by a 'team approach'. An implant team should comprise of a prosthodontist, periodontist, an oral radiologist, and an oral surgeon. Each of the specialists involved is a very important cog in the wheel. Every member of the team should participate in the planning, execution, and maintenance of the implants, as an implant failure would result in a debate, which would give the profession no credit. The chief coordinator should ideally be a prosthodontist as implantolgy is a prosthetically driven specialty. The long-term success of an implant-supported prosthesis depends on the optimum position of the implant, its harmonious integration with the hard and soft tissues, and the dynamic occlusal relationship of the implant prosthesis with the opposing dentition. This necessitates a well-coordinated team approach, which can deliver an esthetically and functionally optimum implant-supported prosthesis.

We also welcome submissions from clinically relevant areas such as, periodontics, endodontics, conservative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, dental biomaterial science, and also new scientific instrumentation or procedures.

With all the clinicians rushing to train themselves and also to fine tune their skills in restorative dentistry, great emphasis should be placed on the final outcome of the treatment, which is the restoration.