ISDR has held nearly 30 annual conferences in different parts of the country
Indian Society For Dental Research
The society owes its origin to Dr. M. Rahmatulla, founder president who conceived the formation of the society when he attended the IADR 64th annual session in Dallas, Texas in March 1984. At the instance of the then president of IADR Dr. Robert frank of France, IADR (Indian Division) was conceived at the opening ceremony. The founder set the ball in motion to establish IADR section in INDIA. After 2 years of continuous efforts, finally the convention of the society was held in July 1986 at Hotel Connemara in Madras. The convener Dr. M. Rahmatulla was unanimously elected as the founder president of the IADR Indian Division. Among others, DR. J.G. Kannapan, Dr. P.K. Baskar played a major role in the establishment of the organization.
Initially the name of the society was Indian association for Dental Research, however at the suggestion of the parent body, the nomenclature of the association was changed to Indian society for dental research, which incorporated IADR Indian Division as well. The H.O. permitted the ISDR to charge lower fees giving member status as associate members for those who are unable to pay the annual fees prescribed by the IADR
The objectives of the society among others are:
- To promote advancement of dental research in all aspect of oral and related sciences.
- To promote the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas through regular scientific Meetings
- To encourage & collaborate in medical and dental research of the society
ISDR has held nearly 25 annual conferences in different parts of the country. The first international conference of the ISDR was on “fluoride and dental health” held in Jan 5-8, 1987 at Madras, Tamilnadu. The proceedings of the conference title “new frontiers in fluoride studies for health” jointly edited by Prof. A.J. Rug-gunn and Prof. M. Rahmatulla were released in 1988. The ISDR also held an international conference on forensic odontology was also held in 1998 organized by Dr. J.G. Kannapan. The third international meeting along with 12th IADR and ISDR annual conference was held in Aug 1999 in Chennai. The symposium on art (atraumatic restorative treatment)” was held in conjunction with the conference. The proceedings of the symposium titled “management of dental caries through art approach “ was edited by Prof. M. Rahmatulla and Prof. J.E. Frencken. Both the publications of the IADR and ISDR were hailed the world over