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he problems related to oral health are often overlooked by the community primarily because these are usually not life-threatening conditions. One of the reasons for this attitude towards oral health neglect is the poor representation of dentists to the community and vice versa.
Several efforts have been persistently made in India by governing and statutory bodies like the Dental Council of India, Indian Dental Association and particularly the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, and several players in the field of dentistry to bridge the chasm between dental service delivery and the community. A peep into the past will remind us of the untiring works of several stalwarts. May I, infact dedicate this ode to Dr. Mohandas Bhat and Mr Orango who have been pioneers with their vision and efforts to start the first department of community dentistry (in 1971) at Government Dental College, Bangalore. I laud the efforts of one and all including Dr. Joseph John who has over the past decade worked relentlessly to set the bar higher and make community and public health dentistry more visible than what it was several decades ago by his contributions including the past edition of the book in context.