MUMBAI, India: Dental colleges in India are currently closed, and dental clinics across the country have been advised to suspend all non-essential treatment. Both of these measures are in effect until at least 31 March. The latest advice from the Indian Dental Association (IDA) to dental practitioners is to exercise caution and make well-informed decisions about patient care and in the operation of their dental practices.
Dr Aslam Inamdar, the orofacial architect and the flag-bearer of digital dentistry from India answers the questions from the readers and the editor to give a glimpse of what he is doing currently and how he plans to take digital dentistry forward in India. Dr Aslam has completed his mastership in Clinical Implantology from Stony Brooks School of Medicine, New York. However, his niche remains Digital Aesthetic Dentistry and Smile Design, where he has trained extensively with Christian Coachman, Florin Kofar and Master Paulo Kano. Apart from being an expert in Digital Smile Design, Dr Aslam is the first Diplomat from India in Skin CAD-CAM and also in Natural Restorations. Currently, he is the only dentist from Asia to pursue Diploma in Digital Dentistry from JSI Institute, Spain. In the past few years, Dr Aslam has made multiple international visits (USA, Romania, Spain, Brazil, South Korea) to upgrade his knowledge in the fields of implant dentistry and digital dentistry. Dr Aslam has founded Rich Smile education, digital planning solution and distribution to help the dental practitioners to raise the standards of their esthetic dentistry practice and also to raise the bar of digital dentistry in India.