Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Contacts Login 
Home Print this page Email this page Users Online: 109



 
 Table of Contents  
EDITORIAL
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 71

International Federation of Dental Associations 2020 vision and the role of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey

Date of Web Publication14-Nov-2014

Correspondence Address:
Dr Tamer Lutfi Erdem
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Okan University, Istanbul
Turkey
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-3841.144671

Rights and Permissions

How to cite this article:
Erdem TL. International Federation of Dental Associations 2020 vision and the role of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology . J Oral Maxillofac Radiol 2014;2:71

How to cite this URL:
Erdem TL. International Federation of Dental Associations 2020 vision and the role of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology . J Oral Maxillofac Radiol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Aug 21];2:71. Available from: http://www.joomr.org/text.asp?2014/2/3/71/144671

In the past, dentistry was considered as a branch not correlated with general human health and medicine due to its education and application areas being different and special when compared to the other branches of medicine. However, it was understood in time that it was impossible to separate this area consisting of the mouth, teeth, and jaws with the other body systems.

As several systemic diseases give intraoral signs as well, dentists that act like the majority of clinicians that encounter these signs should be involved more effectively in the protection of general human health. International Federation of Dental Associations, with the Istanbul Declaration that was accepted in 2013, exhibited the need that has to redefine the responsibilities in the development of general health and maintenance of the society's good health and suggested a global and public politics in order to create an international awareness. The goal if this declaration is appropriate with the 2020 vision of the world dentistry.

In our country, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology is one of the specialty areas in dentistry and also include oral diagnosis in its content. With this feature, this discipline, which is the first step in dental approaches, evaluates the patients not only for their intraoral and dental health but also for their general human health. Both the soft tissue signs in intraoral and extraoral areas and hard tissue findings seen in radiographs in systemic diseases make it possible for the clinician to refer the patient to a related expertise area. Hereby, it becomes possible to explore a disease that a patient may not be aware of and provide the dental treatments to be confidential in protecting the general human health. Putting forth the effect of dental and periodontal disease on the etiology of some of the systemic diseases and understanding the negative effect of these diseases on the prognosis of some systemic diseases prove that the treatments applied in dentistry provides a great contribution in the maintenance of general human health.

Fast technologic evolution, especially in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology makes it possible to make more accurate and safe diagnosis and treatment planning. Although computed tomography in dentistry was a dream 20 years ago, today it has become a very important diagnostic tool. Recently, the manufacturing of electromagnetic resonance imaging devices, ultrasonography devices with intraoral probes has been introduced. Utilization of these tools has increased more and more.

As a point of view, it is obvious that Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology should have the most effective role in 2020 vision. Therefore, 2020 vision should be taken into consideration in both undergraduate and graduate trainings and necessary motivation should be obtained for the future generations in order to be more active in national and international platforms. In this regard, there is a need for the contribution of all Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology specialists working in any position and conditions.




 

Top
 
 
  Search
 
Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
Access Statistics
Email Alert *
Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)

 
  In this article

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1753    
    Printed46    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded1415    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal


[TAG2]
[TAG3]
[TAG4]