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Dr. Ashok Dhoble CV

Dr. Ashok Dhoble CV

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A. Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Ashok Dhoble, M.D.S.(Orthodontist)
 ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
After finishing his schooling in his native place in Osmanabad, Latur, Maharashtra,India, Dr. Ashok Dhoble came to Mumbai, the erstwhile Bombay, to pursue hisprofessional studies.He graduated in Dental Science from the Government Dental College & Hospital,Mumbai, in 1980. A promising student, he was the recipient of the National TalentScholarship from the National Council for Education, Research & Training, (NCERT),New Delhi, for his graduate studies. With his streak of a genius, he excelled inacademics, ranking 2
nd
in B.D.S. at the University of Mumbai and 1
st
in Orthodontiaand Oral Surgery. He completed his post-graduation, M.D.S., specializing inOrthodontics from the same Government Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai, in1985.
COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION 
Dr. Dhoble possesses an inherent inclination towards imparting quality education.
Began his teaching career at the Government Dental College & Hospital,Mumbai.
Assistant Professor, Hyderabad Karnataka Education Society Dental College,Gulbarga, Karnataka, Department of Orthodontics.
Hon. Assistant Professor, M. G. M. Dental College, Department of Dentistry,New Bombay.
Hon. Professor, Department of Dentistry, Terna Medical College, Nerul, NewBombay.
Hon. Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Government DentalCollege, Mumbai.His love for teaching and commitment and devotion to dentistry took him far andwide in the country and abroad, spreading the good word about dentistry and themessage of Optimal Oral Health for all. He conducts continuing dental educationprogrammes and training programmes for the benefit of dental students and dentalpractitioners. He contributes to dental journals and magazines and newspapers.
PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS 
Hon. Consultant, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai.
Hon. Research Orthodontist, Department of Plastic Surgery, Grant MedicalCollege, J. J. Group of Hospitals.
Advisor to the Government of India, Department of Public Health & MedicalEducation.
Nominated by the Government of Maharashtra to the Dental Council
 
of India, the law making body for dentistry in the country.
 IDA and Dr. Ashok Dhoble
Dr. Ashok Dhoble has been intimately associated with the activities of the IndianDental Association (IDA) right from his college days.His formal connection to the IDA as an office-bearer spans more than 2 decades.He has worked in different capacities in the organization and with his administrativeacumen, he rose to the rank of Hon. Secretary General of the Indian DentalAssociation and is now into his 2
nd
term.He has proved to be the ideal choice for this prestigious office. His sincere andselfless leadership has brought in a new meaning to IDA. He is passionate aboutIDA and wants to build IDA into a successful organization of professional repute. Hehas the courage to initiate new projects and see them implemented successfully.
VISIONARY, THINKER AND INNOVATOR
His contributions to promotion of oral health have been outstanding.Especially noteworthy are his efforts towards eradicating tobacco consumption andtowards taking preventive measures against cancer caused by tobacco.
He initiated campaigns against the use of tobacco, eventually leading theGovernment to ban smoking in all public places.
During his stewardship of the Indian Dental Association, he set up the followingbodies:
Oral Cancer Foundation for early detection and treatment of oral cancer. The “Spot and Prevent Oral Cancer Trauma” (SPOT) Centre under the Oral CancerFoundation functions as the tool for early detection of pre-cancerous andcancerous lesions and treatment thereof.
The Tobacco Intervention Initiative (TII) Centre for tobacco cessation andcounselling to wean away people from tobacco use and reducing theincidence of oral cancer. Doctors were given training in early detection andtreatment and to set up TII Centres for tobacco cessation.
Child Dental Centre to combat early childhood caries and prevent dentaldecay among children.
 
Accredited Continuing Dental Education Programmes were instituted forprofessional advancement and practice accreditation of dental professionals.
The SPOT and TII Centres developed under the umbrella of the Oral Cancer Foundation are novel initiatives and are significant contributions by IDA toOral Healthcare Management.
 
Achievements:
Dr. Dhoble started numerous initiatives under the banner of IDA.NEW ACTIVITIES 
1.The Oral Cancer Foundation
Oral cancer, with increasing consumption of tobacco and alcohol, poses a majorthreat to public health. India ranks first in oral cancer in the world. To createawareness of early detection, preventive care and research, the
Oral CancerFoundation
was set up and under its umbrella,
SPOT Centre
startedfunctioning to aid early detection and treatment of oral cancer supplementedwith the
Tobacco Cessation Centre (TII
) for tobacco cessation andCounselling. The SPOT and TII Centres are significant contributions of IDA tooral healthcare management in the country.
2
.
Child Task Force and Child Dental Centre
Dental caries affects the lives of billions of people around the world andposes an enormous public health challenge in its complexity, scale andimpact, both at the individual and community levels. As a part of the globalinitiative against dental caries, IDA set up the Child Task Force and ChildDental Centre to combat early childhood caries and prevent tooth decay andimprove the oral and general health of children and others affected by dentalcaries. Dental professionals have started converting their clinics into SPOT,TII and CDCs, thereby improving accessibility for a particular type of service
3
.
Establishment of Research Centre
To facilitate communication and increase the knowledge for improvement of oral health in the country, IDA set up a Research Centre to undertake oralhealth research. The Centre promotes strategic dental research initiatives,serves as incubators for research development, establishes valuable researchpartnerships, fosters innovation and advances knowledge and appliesscientific knowledge to benefit dental patients.
4.Continuing Dental Education & Dental Practice Accreditation
To keep pace with the global advances in dental science, AccreditedContinuing Dental Education Programmes leading to professionaladvancement and dental practice accreditation were instituted. Collaborativearrangements were made with the University of California, San Francisco, foraccredited continuing dental education programmes aimed at professionaladvancement of dentists.
5.IDA Survey Centre
Towards fulfilling IDA’s mission of attaining optimal oral health in thecountry, a Survey Centre was established. The Survey Centre regularlyengages in conducting research into a wide range of issues and subjects of interest to dentists and the public. These include All India Oral Health

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