Dr. Nandini Passi- Vice Principal
and Dean Academics, SSDCH
From the Desk of Vice-Principal and Dean Academics
Today, the role of a college is not only to pursue academic excellence but also to motivate and empower its students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and productive members of an ever-changing global society. The talents, skills, and abilities of each student need to be identified, nurtured, and encouraged so that he / she is able to reach greater heights. Students need to be provided with a platform to think, express, and exhibit their skills. It is necessary to empower them to negotiate several issues that confront them, with the teacher being a facilitator.
Dentists play an important role in preventing and rehabilitating patients with oral and dental diseases and enhancing aesthetics with various cosmetic procedures. Dentists are often the first health care professionals to identify oral cancer and recognize a wide range of systemic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.
Over the years there has been a paradigm shift in the attitude of the general public towards oral health and dental problems due to which the demand for dentists and specialists has increased. From primitive methods of extracting teeth due to decay to the booming world of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, our profession has evolved and come a long way. The future of the specialty looks promising with the integration of the latest cutting edge technology and imaging systems which will enable better diagnosis and treatment delivery, making the practice of dentistry even more rewarding and exciting than it is today.
Just like the caterpillar that undergoes various stages of development to emerge as a beautiful butterfly, we train and prepare our students at each stage so that at the end of the dental program, they mature into responsible professionals eager to serve the society.The Dentistry experience for a student is more than just the courses you complete. It’s also about the people you meet and the connections you make.