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HISTORY

A group of dentists gathered for a sole purpose to establish


a professional dental organization in Nepal on 22nd Ashwin
2028 (8th Oct 1971) .

The general meeting of Nepalese dentists formed "Nepal


Dental Society

The meeting formed an a committee under the chairmanship


of late Dr. Basanta Bahadur Rajbhandari which proposed
dental health care program to his Majestys Government
and planned to establish a dental hospital that would
subsequently transform into a dental college .

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The society participated in first National Scientific &
Technical Exhibition organized by Royal Nepal Academy of
Science and Technology (RONAST) on 30th Shrawan
2041 (14thAug 1984):

On 26th Asoj, 2041 the society was renamed Nepal


Dental Association .

The association took part in first National Workshop on


Oral Health organized by HMG/N and WHO on 8-12
Poush 2042 (23,27 Dec, 1985).

With the dawn of democratic era, on 29th Bhadra 2047,


Nepal Dental Association was finally registered with
District Administration Office, Kathmandu

The date is since then recognized as the anniversary of


NDA. Since its first anniversary on 29th Bhadra 2048,
the trend began to organize annual general meeting and
issue financial report.

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On 22nd Ashad 2048, the Association decided to set
dental library, hold regular clinical meetings, publish dental
bulletin, and establish the dental council. Also the election
was scheduled to elect the executive committee. The
Association always elected the executive committee on
unanimous vote until the election of fifth executive
committee in 2002.
On the occasion of 2nd anniversary, NDA in Sept 1992
published "Dental Bulletin", which could not however continue
after a maiden issue. In the year 1998, NDA started
publishing "Journal of the Nepal Dental Association" annually.
The association has been organizing dental conference and
scientific meeting annually since 1998.

Objectives:

1) Work for the rights and welfare of the professional


dental surgeons, and help improve the dental health
services in Nepal.
2) Help aware people towards dental health and education,
hence conduct necessary dental health awareness
programs and also to inform the public on modern and
scientific approach in dentistry.
3) Co-operation with government on necessary improvement
of dental health service in the country.

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4) Help government for promulgating dental Act and dental
council.
5) Maintain professional relationship and acquire membership
of the related international dental organizations.
6) Advice and recommend for the necessary improvements in
the field of dental practice; introduce recent trends and
development in dental practice.
7) Organize training programs, seminar, workshop,
conference regularly related to dental health.

Achievements

NDA became regular member of World Dental Federation


in 2000 and Asia Pacific Dental Federation in 2004 proving
its legitimacy.

NDA has been represented in formation of B.D.S


curriculum for Institute of Medicine (IOM) and in
formation of Dental Chair side Assistant and Dental
Hygienist course for Council for Technical Education and
Vocational Training (CTEVT) on various occasions .

The permanent office of NDA was formed in the year


2003 at Sunrise Homes Lalitpur, by the financial
contribution of late Prof. Tirtha Ratna Bajracharya of
Peoples' Dental College.

Constitution Of
NDA
General Body
Executive Body
Committee

General Body
General members

Life members
Executive committee
members

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Executive Body
Committee
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Joint Secretary

Four Members

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Executive committee

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It is formed for the functioning of the association,


through the election of the executive committee.

All General members & Life members are eligible to


contest & vote in the election.

The executive members are selected for 2 years time


through the nationwide election

There are Central and Regional Executive bodies.

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Dr. Suprabhat Shrestha


President

Dr. Suvit
Maskey
Vice President

Dr. Prateek
Shrestha
General Secretary

Dr. Reema Joshi


Pradhan
Treasurer

Dr. Bishwo
Prachanda
Sedhain
Joint Secretary

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Dr. Rawet Ranjan


Member

Dr. Kamana Joshi Dr. Ashma Tripathy


Member
Member

Dr. Saroj
Ghimire
Member

Contributions

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It does work in the field of uplifting the dental


fraternity by organizing dental education for the
professional development from national and international
speakers.

Works with the government body opening up possibilities


and opportunities for further education and government
jobs.

By lobbying with the private sector colleges and


hospitals for newer posts and standard salaries and
dental courses with affordable tuition fees.

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By organizing dental awareness programs through camps
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and medias

By fighting for the genuine rights of its members.

The Association has been felicitating the senior dentists


every year since 2002 to recognize their contribution in
dental service.

NDA has always recommended for more dental units and


jobs for dental surgeons in government service. It has also
recommended for dental faculty in universities and Oral
Health Policy to HMG/N.

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In the year 1998, NDA started publishing "Journal of


the Nepal Dental Association" annually.

Fight against illegal dental practice (quackery) and


dental malpractice continues

NDA has been working relentlessly in well being of


dental professions and dentistry as a whole and at the
same time they are well concerned with the dental
health needs of Nepalese people and their upliftment.

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NDA has been working for promulgating the Dental


Act

It is working for establishing the Dental Council

It is organizing dental awareness pogram on image


FM

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Regional Executive Body are situated at:


1. Pokhara
2. Bhairahawa
3. Dharan
4. Chitwan
5. Nepalgunj
6. Biratnagar (recently)

Types Of Membs

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NDA election 2014

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Annual dental conferences

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Publications

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Doctors' Directory 2004

Dental Directory Nepal 2013

Editor in chief
Dr. Binod Acharya

Editor in chief
Dr. Bismita Pradhan

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JNDA Vol 1. No.1 (1998)

Dental Bulletin (1992)

Editor in chief

Editor in chief
Dr. Binaya Kumar Shrestha

Dr. Praveen Misha

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Bites Vol 1 No 1 (2005)

Dentistry Nepal
(2011)

Dental Health Awareness


Magazine

Editor in chief
Dr. Manash Shrestha

JNDA

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Journal of Nepal Dental Association (JNDA) is a biannual


scientific journal published by the Nepal Dental
Association (NDA). All efforts are being made to make
the JNDA into an indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access,
international dental journal.

JNDA stands as a forum from which the researches


conducted in various disciplines in dentistry, the reviews
done, novel and unique cases which we encounter during
our professional career can be made available to our
readers.

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The statements or opinions expressed in this Journal


are the personal views of the authors and do not
represent the official views of JNDA editorial board or
NDA.

Publication of an advertisement or other products


mentioned in JNDA should not be construed as an
endorsement of the product or the manufacturer's
calims.

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It is partly supported by the dental colleges under


the affiliation of different universities with the sole
aim of promoting and sharing quality dental
information.

All rights are reserved by JNDA. Permisssion to


reproduce any material published in this Journal
should be obtained from the Editor-in-Chief,JNDA.

Editorial Board

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Editor-in-Chief Dr. Suman GautamAssistant

EditorDr. Abhinav Acharya

Editorial MembersDr. Ajay ShakyaDr. Ameena PradhanDr. Apeksha MainaliDr. Asha Thapa
GautamDr. Ashish ShresthaDr. Bandana KoiralaDr. Jyotsna RimalDr. Madhu ShresthaDr.
Manish BajracharyaDr. Manoj HumagainDr. Nitin Kumar AgrawalDr. Prakash ParajuliDr.
Pramod Raj JoshiDr. Ram Sudhan LamichhaneDr. Reema JoshiDr. Rinkey NyachhooDr. Riwaj
KarkiDr. Samarika DahalDr. Santosh Kumar YadavDr. Senchhema LimbuDr. Ujjawal Joshi

Editorial AdvisorsDr. Praveen MishraDr. K B ChhetriDr. Sushil KoiralaDr. Suraj Ram Bhakta
MathemaDr. Saroj ShresthaDr. Shaili PradhanDr. Tri Ratna ManandharDr. Basanta K
ShresthaDr. Rabindraman ShresthaDr. S K SinghDr. Hemant HalwaiDr. Neeraj PantDr.
Binod AcharyaDr. Siddharth Dixit

JNDA Coordinator, NDADr. Santosh Man Rajbhandari

International AdvisorDr. A R Vivekanada PaiDr. B RajkumarDr. Md. Shamsul Alam

Publication AssistantMr. Khagendra P Bhattarai

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