Indian Dental Workforce: The Need of Getting It Back To Action
India encounters a severe gap in the number of working dental professionals to that required. Population explosion and development are on the peak whereas good dental health is lacking behind. India has got numerous dental institutions, governing dental bodies, established dental associations but inadequate dental workforce, poor health literacy and substandard oral health status. This obviously implies that we are somewhere something is going wrong that is hindering the country from achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The need of the hour is to focus on the concerned issues, formulation of fool proof policies and strategies, strengthening oral health education and implementation of oral health programs with continuous surveillance.