The Indian Orthodontic Society a 1800 plus strong professional Society is the first Speciality society in Dentistry in India.
The IOS started as a Study Group in Bombay, now Mumbai, way back in the year 1963 and was formally established as the INDIAN ORTHODONTIC SOCIETY on Friday the 5th October 1965.
The late Dr.H.D. Merchant was the founder President and Dr. Naishadh Parikh the Founder Secretary and treasurer. The other founder members were Late Dr. A.B.Modi, Dr. Keki Mistry, Dr.Mohandas Bhat, Dr. Prem Prakash and Late Dr. H.S.Shaikh. Among other objectives the efforts of the IOS were directed.
* TO POPULARISE AND PROMOTE THE STUDY OF ORTHODONTICS IN INDIA.
* TO POPULARISE AND SPREAD THE PRACTICE OF ORTHODONTICS IN INDIA.
* TO EDUCATE THE INDIAN PUBLIC IN THE IMPORTANCE OF ORTHODONTICS.
The Indian Orthodontic Society held it’s first Conference in the year 1967 at New Delhi with a scientific session. This was followed regularly by annual conferences every year, which are attended by a large number of Orthodontists from within the country and abroad. The JOURNAL OF THE INDIAN ORTHODONTIC SOCIETY was started by Dr. H.D. Merchant as the first Editor. Today our journal is one of the finest journals in India and shares an equal platform with Journals from abroad.
The IOS holds PG Student Convention every year ,since the year 1996, for the benefit of the Student members of the IOS.
In the year 1999,the Indian Orthodontic Society achieved another first by establishing the Indian Board of Orthodontics, the first such Board in the field of Dentistry in India and the third in the world. The Board was established to examine the members of the IOS with five years of experience after MDS in Clinical excellence in the practice of Orthodontics. With the signing of the charter of the World Federation of Orthodontics at San Francisco USA in 1995, the Indian Orthodontic Society is proud to be a part of the World Federation of Orthodontics.
The Indian Orthodontic Society is registered under the Societies registration Act wide no. DR/DVG/SOR/341/2009-10. (Formrely registered as 75 of 1992 Vellore).