Hong Kong and Singapore needs more dentists urgently
According to a Hong Kong government report due to be released in the next several months, most of the city’s medical professions—including dentistry—will face shortages in the next ten years…In Singapore, this situation is presently a lived reality in the dental profession. Here, foreign-trained dentists already made up the majority of new dentists registered in recent years. For example, in 2014, only 46 of the 187 newly registered dentists were local graduates ...NEWSLINK
New Device makes it easy to eliminate rct infection
“SafeRoot will reduce the time for root canal completion and will increase the success rate of treatments by letting the dentist know when it’s safe to proceed with filling the tooth..MORE HERE
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Hundreds of Dentists protest at Jantar mantar on DCI corruption
The dentists who reached Jantar Mantar in the national capital from all across the country to protest against corruption in DCI have alleged that the government is not scrutinising the election and nomination of members to the council as mandated. “A lot of members are accepted illegally from State Dental Tribunals which are invalid today,” said Dr JM Jeyaraj, a dentist from Tamil Nadu.
The group of dentists have demanded the Union Health Ministry to expedite all corruption cases and to eliminate illegal members of the council. “The central government should validate all elected and nominated members as per the Dentist Act and DCI election rules 1952 and notify them. The ministry should expel Dr Mazumdar and entrust the council’s vice president to act as president till fresh elections are held,” said Dr Jeyaraj....MORE HERE
4 Year old dies at dental clinic
“I’ve never heard of a 4-year-old going to the dentist and dying.” Mykel Peterson’s mother, Thmeka Curry, is at a loss for answers after her only child’s sudden death last Friday. Curry said she took her pre-schooler to the Must Love Kids dental practice in Vancouver for planned tooth surgery — a place they had been to before.
Instead of giving him gas to go to sleep for the surgery, Curry said an anesthesiologist gave him a shot, and she rocked him until he fell asleep….MORE HERE
Dentist fined for causing disability to patient
A dental surgeon who was convicted of causing a permanent disability to a patient after a dental treatment has had his Dh5,000 fine upheld by the Federal Supreme Court.
Court documents stated that the Arab patient complained to authorities about the doctor after he experienced a persistent tingling sensation in his lower lip after a tooth treatment.
A medical report said the patient’s lower lip sensation was affected by 50 percent from its original form because of a medical error...NEWSLINK
This Lady dentist is a power weight lifter 215 kg to win award
In her fourties Dr Dimple Mehta works about 3 hours daily. ..MORE HERE – English LINK 2
Indian-origin dentist to pay $250,000 in fraud case
An Indian-origin dentist is to pay $250,000 to settle a fraud case involving treatment of children enrolled in a government insurance for the poor, according to a federal prosecutor in Texas...NEWSLINK
DCI proposes all India register for dentists
The Dental Council of India (DCI) is proposing to go for a centralised registry akin to the Medical Council of India (MCI) for dentists across the country. The registry would be having separate sections, indicating in which States the dental professionals are currently registered and practising.LINK
Maharashtra Govt may take over dental admissions
THE STATE government is preparing to take over the counselling and admission process for private and deemed medical and dental institutes, a step it has been considering for almost two years. A notice on this will be issued soon by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER)..MORE HERE