The description of IDA
We are committed to public oral health, ethics, science and advancement of dental professionals through its initiatives in advocacy, education, research and development of standards.
An authority on oral health, the association endeavors to meet the public needs and expectations. We at IDA acknowledge, that oral health is an integral part of general health and well- being. Therefore, our aim is to lead the nation to optimal oral health. We pledge our knowledge, experience and expertise for dental excellence and the advancement of dental professionals.
Your collective support makes it possible for us to make a difference.
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Our mission is improve the oral health of the public by innovation in education, training, research, advocacy and related programmes. This translates into a commitment for dental excellence. Therefore, IDA is dedicated to supporting dental professionals in their practice by enhancing, updating skills and knowledge.
IDA endeavours to accomplish its mission of optimal oral health for all by:
*Supporting new scientific innovations to meet the changing needs of society and promoting the well-being of the nation.
*Preventing oral diseasesby promoting oral health through awareness and dissemination of information.
*Conducting Continuing Dental Education (CDE) and professional development programmes to ensure an adequate number of talented, skilled and dental care professionals.
*Coordinating and assisting scientific and research- related activities among all sectors of the dental community.
*Promoting the timely transfer of knowledge gained from research to improve public health by educating oral health professionals and policy- makers.
The association's vision is to improve oral health and quality of life and achieving `optimal national oral health for all' by 2020. We also aim to represent the dental profession and support members in the provision of comprehensive and quality oral health care.
Code of Ethics:
The Code of Ethics are set of principles of professional conduct, a benchmark to which the dentist must aspire when fulfilling their duties to their patients, public, profession and colleges. It promotes ethical conduct, professional responsibility and facilitates dialogue on common problems in dental practice.
Goal and Core Values:
Our goal is to enhance the nation’s overall health and well- being. IDA urges that oral health promotion, disease prevention, and oral health care have a presence in all health policy agendas set at local, state and national levels.
We aim to inform the public and dental professionals on ways to reduce the burden of oral disease through education, behavioral change, risk reduction, early diagnosis and disease prevention management. To set a criteria and strong foundations for evaluating the scientific evidence, promoting awareness and effective interventions by the following:
Our programmes and activities to support research, research training, and information dissemination are scientific-based.
Our resources and programmes are managed, conducted and evaluated to upholds the trust placed in us by the public.
Our programmes and actions improve the oral health of every citizen and eliminate health disparities.
Building strong and lasting relationships
Working in team spirit.
Acting responsibly with integrity and demonstrating strength.
Delivering on our promise to the members and to the public.
Always ensuring excellence.
Working together and striving to delight the public with best preventive and interceptive solutions for oral health care.
Passion, dedication, excellence and care reflects in everything we do.
We take our core values seriously. Our actions display our values.
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