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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Kusum Devi Sunderlal Dugar Jain Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Date of Web Publication14-Feb-2019

How to cite this article:
Mitra A, Adhikari C. Editorial. J Conserv Dent 2019;22:1

How to cite this URL:
Mitra A, Adhikari C. Editorial. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2019 [cited 2023 Mar 27];22:1. Available from:


We celebrated Swami Vivekanandas birthday which actually falls on Makar Sankranti. He believed in working for all Indians and human beings – irrespective of caste and religion. That should be our moto- day and night.

Inlays and Onlays were and are on the vanishing side. Root canal treatment followed by restoration with and without posts and full coverage crowns are the predominant treatment of choice. Wide cavities, deep proximal cavities where proper gingival seat formation are difficult - predominant tendency is to do a full coverage cast crown. Do we think how much tooth structure we are actually unnecessarily removing which could have been avoided? We as restorative dentist have to make our stand clear – preserve, preserve and preserve.

Inlay – gold is unbeatable in marginal adaptation and long life but indirect composite resin and ceramic can be used. Case selection, cavity preparation, impression, fit and bonding – all are important.

Go a little further. Inlay with skirting and endocrowns. Possibilities are endless.

We can avoid RCT even in attrited tooth. Full mouth rehabilitation with onlays – that is a possibility that should be properly explored. Preserving pulpal vitality is another attainable goal.

Always think and modify what was not done before can we do it- yes we can.

“Arise and do not stop till your goal is achieved.”

Pronam and praying.

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Dr. Aditya Mitra
72A Bhupen Bose Avenue, Kolkata - 700 004, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCD.JCD_21_19

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