Year : 2013 | Volume
: 3 | Issue : 3 | Page : 133-
The road to success…
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry, Associate Dean & Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry, Associate Dean & Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka
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"Many Nobel Prizes are awaiting good research to understand and explain the many mysteries of our bodies, such as the basic mechanism of memory or imagination."
Dental caries is a disease, which has affected mankind from the stone age to date, cutting across barriers of caste and creed, region and religion. In the second decade of the 21 st century, cloning has become a reality, but a cure for dental caries, among other common diseases, remains elusive. This will require cutting edge research failing, which the only viable option remains prevention. The adage "Prevention is better than cure" is relevant, but is easier said than done. The pressing need of the day is to motivate present and coming generations of dentists to undertake meaningful research.
Today's research will yield tomorrow's cures. We all yearn to be successful in our chosen professions and in our lives. That is the destination of all. In the words of Nobel laureate Albert Schweitzer, "success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." For that, we need to create opportunities, remove hurdles, provide incentives and reward research. Success in research will not come easy and disillusionment will be a very real companion. Funding, as well as financial rewards, may also not be adequate. The process is likely to be long and will need to start from the grass root level. Sustained effort will definitely bring success.
The road to success is likely to be long. So start today down that road.
And keep going…
"20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you did not do than by the ones you did do."