Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

FROM EDITORíS DESK
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-

From Editors Desk


KR Sowmya 
 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
K R Sowmya
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India




How to cite this article:
Sowmya K R. From Editors Desk.J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2022;20:3-3


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Sowmya K R. From Editors Desk. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 May 27 ];20:3-3
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Greetings!

Welcome to the first issue of the year 2022.

I sincerely thank all the authors, reviewers, editorial board members, office bearers of IAPHD, all the members, Medknow, and readers for extending their continuous support and cooperation for bringing out the first issue of the year 2022 successfully.

As the coronavirus pandemic rapidly sweeps across the world, all of us have suffered a considerable degree of fear, worry, and anxiety, especially during the quarantine period which has affected many people's usual activities, routines, or livelihoods which has led to varying levels of loneliness and depression. All of us must have the feeling that we are not alone in our struggles and seek for help whenever required.

Faced with unprecedented stress situations, academicians and students have employed various coping and resilience strategies throughout the confinement period. In this sense, a change was observed, impacting both teaching staff and students as well as their social and family environments. In addition to the common sources of stress noted, students, in particular, were exposed to other factors specific to the education system: Alterations in teaching methods, modification of the examination environment (conducted online), and technical difficulties experienced while using virtual platforms, decreased physical activity and sleeping hours. I hope all of us have learnt to come out of all these stresses and be able to use the technology to its best which can enable us to continue with our academic activities.