Quality in Dental Practice: A Review
The Indian healthcare industry is experiencing rapid transformation owing to the ever-rising demand for quality healthcare. With the increased standard of living in India people are becoming health conscious, shaping a new market which is giving increasing importance to healthy teeth and dental cosmetics. Though great deals of funds have been raised and numerous acts and institutions formulated to up bring the health status of poor and needy ones and ensure equitable distribution of dental health care facilities. To deliver the dental services to masses and improve the quality in dental practices, standards have been set which will ensure that masses receive high quality of dental care and treatment. Various modes to measure the quality in dental care have been implemented but still certain challenges act as hindrance to deliver proper quality of dental practice. Despite of that improvement has taken place in the field of dental practice. Still further improvement can be done by increasing manpower, its equal distribution, raising funds to improve the quality, opening new government colleges and timely inspection of existing educational institution. Properly synchronized strategies need to be developed for improving quality in dental practice in India harbouring all the needs of the consumers and dental personnel.