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Science and Education

Being India's leading oral health advocate, Indian Dental Association (IDA) supports advancements in science and education. It also focuses on international standards and dental research that can help in improving the oral health of Indians.

The association assimilates recent scientific information to develop and disseminate polices, guidelines to advocate, advise and extend support to dental professionals. Dentists today cannot imagine working without the innovative products currently available. Education and know-how about technical advancement in various segments of dentistry is essential for rendering quality treatments and oral healthcare services, which will further lead to achieving greater patient satisfaction.

IDA focuses on dental scientific and technological skills improvement of dental professionals by the means of various continuing educational programmes in diverse formats with uniqueness.

  • Educational Programme – Live seminars in various categories
  • Educational Training Centre - A conduit to impart clinical practical training
  • Online Education – Anywhere education
  • Knowledge Centre – Online interactive learning platform
  • Learning Capsule – First-hand on the latest products
  • Fellowship Programmes – Get yourself recognised amongst peers
  • Clinical Research – Explore new ways of service the community
Educational Programme

IDA Educational Programmes also known as R. Ahmed Programme includes various Continuing Dental Education (CDE) programmes that are designed to offer ongoing education essential to deliver quality dental and oral health care services.

Educational Training Centre

Educational Training Centre offers an array of hands-on courses/continuous dental education programmes that focus on essential skills and principles that help dental professionals and students to continue their journey of providing better dental and oral health care to their patients. With specialised subject matter each programme highlights and covers key concepts of dentistry and advanced dental technology.

Online Education

Online educational programmes – at learners’ convenience - are unique from each other and provide cutting-edge education that has immediate impact on enhancing the abilities of dental professionals to effectively treat their patients.

Knowledge Centre

A platform - to deliver webinars / webcast facilitating interactions with the faculties - is one of the best modes of delivering education, to which IDA has equipped itself with, to serve knowledge eagerness of dental professionals.

Learning Capsule

Learning Capsule offers exhibitors a platform where they can showcase their products, services or technology to dental professionals face-to-face. With Learning Capsule, they not just get to exhibit, but also to demonstrate and interact with the dental professionals and get real-time feedback.

Fellowship Programmes

Founded with the goal of providing dental professionals a different learning experience, Fellowship Programmes offer a roadmap for those who want to consider entering an academic career. IDA currently offers fellowship programmes in six categories that range from 6 months to 1 year time span.

IDA currently provides following Fellowship Programmes:
  • Clinical Research
  • Forensic Odontology
  • Evidence-based Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry
  • Practice Management and Marketing
  • Laser in Dentistry
Clinical Research

Clinical Research, a branch of healthcare science, determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, diagnostic products and devices and treatment regimens intended for human use. It is different from clinical practice where the focus is on established treatments, while in clinical research the focus is on collecting evidence to establish a treatment.

Clinical Research can offer job opportunities in abundance along with the BDS qualifications allowing dental professionals to set very high standards for themselves in their careers.