World Journal of dentistry is now Indexed and is released by Vice President of Dental Council of India- Prof Mahesh Verma
Mysore, Aug. 28 (HT&KMC)-The 21st Graduation Day of JSS Dental College was held at Rajendra auditorium in the college premises in Shivarathrishwara Nagar in city yesterday.A total of 108 Degrees and Post-Graduate Degrees were presented by Dr. Mahesh Verma, Vice-President, Dental Council of India, in the gracious presence of Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji.
Dr. Verma, addressing the gathering of students, expressed concern over the tendency of considering education as a means of making money, leading to decline in moral values.
“Dental graduates can attain success in their profession only if they attain artistic skills, technology and marketing expertise as additional qualifications,” said Dr. Verma and advised them not to be either over-confident or lax in their profession. He later released the World Journal of Dentistry.FREE ACCESS ONLINE
Why Liquid EDTA is better than Paste?
As you can see in this pic below, it is clear how the edta paste has extruded with the use of a popular tapered instrument, Learn how to make your own EDTA liquid, READ MORE ON Endodontic Irrigation
Dental neglect eating into children’s health
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just children who hate going to the dentist. It’s their parents too. After all, just one visit can set you back a few grand and the ensuing treatment doesn’t just tug at your wallet but also the heartstrings, as you watch helpless while your child wriggles in pain in the dentist’s chair. Yet, in spite of the obvious costs, the quality of dental hygiene continues to remain poor among a majority of children in Mumbai.
Just look at the figures, say dentists in the city. Over 80% of school-going children have dental problems, which include irregular teeth that need to be straightened and aligned, bad breath, or teeth that need cleaning and polishing. DNA NEWS
Teeth- Silent killer, Are your teeth killing you ?
For most people, the words diabetes, heart disease and cancer don’t conjure up thoughts of the dentist. However, according to the new book Are Your Teeth Killing You? by Charles W. Martin, D.D.S. (ISBN 978-1-59932-179-0, BarberCosby), oral health and overall body health are inextricably linked — and poor oral health can indicate or lead to serious systemic problems.
In fact, says Dr. Martin, founder of the Richmond Smile Center (http://www.richmondsmilecenter.com), research shows gum disease contributes to a host of systemic problems, including heart disease, stroke and cancer; increases a woman’s chances of delivering a pre-term, low-weight baby; and causes further problems for people with diabetes, osteoporosis and respiratory diseases. Because dental check-ups are recommended more frequently than physicals, dentists are often the first to notice early warning signs of serious health problems. LINK
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Australian MP hits back on issue of Dental waiting time for 4 years
BALLARAT East MP Geoff Howard has hit back at Liberal claims Ballarat residents have to wait more than four years to see a dentist.
Opposition spokesman David Davis yesterday released figures revealing a 52-month wait for general dental treatment at the Ballarat Dental Clinic and a 21-month wait for denture treatment.
He said in Daylesford the wait was 35 months for general dental treatment at the Hepburn Health Service and 36 months for denture treatment. NEWSLINK
University of Maryland dental school is all wired
The school features digital dental chairs, electric handpieces, digital radiology, intraoral cameras, rotary endodontics, implant simulation, virtual dental school environments, haptic technologies, CAD/CAM, virtual keyboards, virtual patients, electronic patient records, and remote learning.
In addition, all of UMDS’s dental chairs and preclinical simulation chairs are wired for monitoring from anywhere in the building. Instructors can monitor each student, each procedure, the chair location, the order of instruments being used, and the amount of time each instrument is used by a student. Each dental chair can send e-mail alerts to technicians on any malfunction or if a light bulb needs changing or an instrument is not performing properly. MORE HERE
Reduction of biofilm on orthodontic brackets
EJO Aug 2010
Treatment with fixed orthodontic appliances can cause enamel demineralization by increased biofilm adhesion. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating reduces biofilm formation on orthodontic brackets.
The results indicate that PTFE coating of brackets reduces biofilm adhesion to a minimum and might have the potential to reduce iatrogenic side effects, e.g. decalcification during orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. LINK
Let us honestly judge ourself! Are all of us better than them