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A heartfelt tribute to Dr. C. P. Boghani, a great periodontist, clinician, academic, and editor.
Dr. Boghani completed his undergraduate dentistry (1958) and MDS in Periodontics (1961) from Govt Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai. He was from the first batch of PG students in Periodontology at Bombay University under the able guidance of Dr. GB Shankawalkar.
Dr. Boghani later went on to receive his DPD (Eng.) in 1970.
Dr. Boghani worked as the Professor and Head, Dept of Periodontics, GDC Ahemdabad (1963-1984) and then joined Bagalkot and Yenopoya Dental College, Mangalore as a PG teacher. He was a great academician, a Prof. Emeritus, who went as an examiner to almost all the dental colleges in India.
Dr. Boghani was the President of the Indian Dental Association, Ahemdabad. He was also the President of the Indian Society of Periodontology (ISP) twice in 1978 and 1980. He was editor of ISP bulletin since 1990 which was later upgraded to Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology (JISP) in 1999.
(Dr. Aswatha Kumarswamy, Mumbai took over as the editor of the Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology in 1999. Incidentally, Dr. Boghani was Dr. Kumarswamy's examiner in BDS)
Dr. Boghani was a Senate member and the Faculty Dean of Gujarat University. He was also elected as the President of Gujarat Dental Council for two terms.
Dr. Boghani started his clinical practice in 1984 and practiced till the age of 80, after which he continued work on diagnosis and treatment planning.
Dr. Boghani, a great academic who made many contributions to Indian periodontics, was conferred with the "LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD" in 2015.
Dr. Dilip Pol (Former Head) and Dr. Rajesh Gaikwad (Prof & Head)
Dept of Periodontics, Govt Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai
ISP Maharashtra Study Group