Modern Pediatric Dentistry Vinay Kumar Srivastava
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1Modern Pediatric Dentistry2
3Modern Pediatric Dentistry
Vinay Kumar Srivastava Professor and Head Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry Saraswati Dental College Lucknow, UP, India Foreword Anil Kohli
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My family members for their unconditional love, support and long-term sacrifices
I am glad to write the foreword for the textbook titled Modern Pediatric Dentistry by Dr Vinay Kumar Srivastava, Professor and Head, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, SDC, Lucknow, UP, India. The contents of the book are based as per the guidelines of Dental Council of India. This book has fulfilled the need for illustrated, concise and comprehensive educational materials for undergraduates and postgraduates in the subject of pediatric dentistry.
I would like to congratulate the author for writing such a good textbook. It has the potentials of becoming a milestone in the upgradation of knowledge in the subject of pediatric dentistry.
I wish him good success in all his endeavors.
Anil Kohli
Padam Bhushan (Hony) Brigadier
President Dental Council of India8
The purpose of mastering a difficult subject is accomplished only by successfully conveying the knowledge to others. The key attribute of a good textbook is its ability to explain things so interestingly that students are able to understand and appreciate it. Dentistry and teaching of dentistry are undergoing profound changes continuously. Rapid progress has recently been made in the fields of adhesive dental materials, advances in instrument, microbiology, physiology, preventive dentistry as well as genetics and forensic science. It is for us as teachers to convey the recent inventions and discoveries in the fields of pediatric dentistry to the students.
This book is intended for students who are pursuing careers in pediatric dental health. My aim is to present a straightforward, uncomplicated approach to the subject both for the pupils and their teachers. I had three main objectives for preparing this book:
  1. To bring the book up-to-date in both depth and scope, so that it may reflect recent discoveries and advances in the fields of pediatric dentistry.
  2. To present the matter with appropriate explanations and functional examples so that it can be more accessible to a larger group of students.
  3. To make the book fully career-oriented, to fulfill the needs of every undergraduate and postgraduate students.
It was a joy for me to write this book. Over years of teaching I have found that students learn best from short, focused chapters. Students learn more when presented with concise illustrated educational material. I would say that along with the vast knowledge that the book covers, it is an affordable book for keen and eager students. Emphasis has been placed on clarity and importance of mastering fundamentals.
I have made a sincere effort to minimize all sorts of errors including textual, grammatical and clinical. Even then, some minor errors may have been incorporated inadvertently. I request you to overlook all those errors that may be regarded as insignificant and I would humbly accept your corrections for the significant one for the benefit of students and others.
Vinay Kumar Srivastava10
At the very outset, I bow my head to Almighty who blessed me with his worthy blessing, bestowed me with his kind grace, provided me necessary strength, courage and good health to reach this stage and made it possible for me to bring out this manuscript into book form titled Modern Pediatric Dentistry. I am thankful to my parents and grandparents, whose unforgettable sacrifices and choicest blessings have provided me the opportunity to be educated.
I am deeply indebted to my revered teacher and pathfinder specially Professor JN Jaiswal, Professor Sobha Tandon, Professor Sarkar, and Professor Satish Chandra who have very dexterously guided me through the difficult and painstaking path of successfully completing this endeavor.
My sincere thanks to my PG students specially Dr Somya, Dr Ankur, Dr Nitin, Dr Tazeen, Dr Rajat, Dr Saima, Dr Sansriti and Dr Kirti who were always ready to help me in my moments of need.
I shall always remember the co-fraternity (Pedodontist) of my dear colleague, Professor IK Pandit, Professor Sameer Dutta, Professor Mousami, Professor Rani Somani, Professor Usha Mohan Das, Professor Bharat Bhushan, Professor Nikhil Srivastava, Professor Dr MK Jindal (AMU), Associate Professor Abhay, Dr Rana (Shubarti, Meerut), Associate Professor Neerja, Dr Monica, Dr Abhay Mani (BBD, LKO). Associate Professor Somya Navit, Dr Gyanendra, Associate Professor AG Nigam, Associate Professor Afroz (Carrier dental LKO), Dr SB Pustakey, Dr Anshul, Dr RK Chak, Dr Seema Choudhary, Dr Suleman Abbas, Dr Sarika Garg, Dr Seema Sohel, and all the Pedodontists of India and abroad who were always ready to help me in my moments of need.
I am deeply indebted to my wife Ekta Srivastava for her unflinching support, patience and prayers, which were a great incentive in reaching this place and completing this work.
I ought not to fail to mention my thanks to management of SDC Lucknow who have always emboldened me and boosted my morale, and to all my friends specially Professor RK Dubey (AMU), Professor TP Chaturvedi (BHU), Dr HC Baranwal and Captain PK Srivastava (Army corps). Last but not the least, I would like to thank all those who directly or indirectly helped me to complete this manuscript in time.