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VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2021 ) > List of Articles


Dental Profession at the Crossroads: The Indian Scenario

Shivasakthy Manivasakan, Nilakantan Ananthakrishnan

Keywords : Admission, Dental education, Dentistry, Health profession, Higher education, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Citation Information : Manivasakan S, Ananthakrishnan N. Dental Profession at the Crossroads: The Indian Scenario. 2021; 11 (2):76-77.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10083-1006

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


The undergraduate and postgraduate admission of dental seats in India has been facing a decline in the recent past. The future of the dental profession is at stake in the country due to multifaceted issues. Without solving the actual underlying problem, there is no point in blaming the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) or bringing down the scores to fill the seats. It's high time the policymakers, senior professionals, government, and the regulatory body take an action to improve the scenario and save the profession from the crisis.

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