Dr. Gautam Munjal, a practisiing orthodontist of the city has taken over as Chairman of the Indian Board of Orthodontics (IOB) at the recently concluded 49th Indian Orthodontic Conference at Kolkata.
Dr. Munjal is one of the very few orthodontists in the country having earned the Diplomate status in very first batch in 1999 and was elected Director in 2010 of Indian Board of Orthodontics, which is one of the eight boards in the world, and the third one to be formed in India in 1999.
As per constitution of IBO, the Chairman is chief executive officer of the Board and controls general management and business of IOB. He shall also be the Chief examiner of the examination Board.
The objective of IOB is to stimulate the spirit of self-improvement amongst teachers, practitioners and students of Orthodontics, and encourages continued professional review, elevation of standards of education and treatment in orthodontics throughout ones professional career, Dr. Munjal said.
The Indian Board of Orthodontics is established on the premise that it shall examine applicants and if they are found proficient shall issue a Certificate of Excellence to those who meet the standards established by the Board.
The process of Board Certification requires of the Orthodontic practitioner an intensive review of one’s orthodontic training, to be tempered with experience garnered from years of clinical practice. It provides an opportunity for an assessment of his/her clinical expertise. The educational experience gained thereby facilitates the orthodontist to deliver the highest level of orthodontic care.