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September 29, 2010

Use anaesthesia spray, Dental student fast until death, DCI and HighCourt, PG Seats for Sale

Filed under: Dental — drsgoel @ 7:55 am

Nasal mist for anaesthesia in dentistry
A needle-free dental anaesthetic has said to have ‘grabbed the imagination’ of dentists around the globe.
The new nasal mist was showcased at the 88th Annual International Association for Dental Research General Session Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain.
The event took place at the Centre Convencions Internacional, Barcelona, and brought together members of the IADR’s European Region, British, Continental European, Irish, Israeli, and Scandinavian divisions.

St Renatus, the US-based company resposnible for the product, is undergoing US Food and Drug Administration clinical testing for its nasal mist anaesthetic, which is administered through the nasal cavity and suitable for use in procedures involving most of the upper teeth.

This new drug product was presented within a poster titled ‘Nasal Spray for Anesthesia of Maxillary Teeth’ by Dr Fadi Ayoub, a proponent of the technology and full-time assistant professor in the restorative department at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in New York.

Dental College gets nod for admission from High-court after DCI denies
In a reprieve for the Rayat and Bahra Group of Institutes, Mohali, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Panjab University to allocate seats to the institute which had applied recognition for admitting students to the course of Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery (BDS). The same was denied by the Dental Council of India (DCI) on account of certain “deficienes and shortcoming in infrastructure”.
The Institutes had applied for recognition from the Dental Council of Indian in 2009. Over 150 Institutes from various parts of the country had applied for recognition for BDS course. The DCI after assessing the infrastructure and other facilities had turned down recognition to various Institutes including the five from Punjab and Haryana. Express NEWS

Dr Anil Kohli says DCI is only recommendatory body Express NEWS

Can you See the Suspense/mystery in this Cephalogram

courtesy dr Sunil Gupta

Dental College students on fast until Death
After holding agitations for over a month in support of their demand for recognition to Indira
Gandhi Government Dental College, students on Monday sat on fast-unto-death inside the campus.
Four student leaders- Pawan Singh Jasrotia, Asif Iqbal Choudhary, Gulshan Kumar and Jehangir Ahmed- sat on fast-unto-death before the administrative block of the college in Jammu.

“The students are on fast-unto-death in support of their demands and government’s failure to get approval and recognition from Dental Council of India (DCI),” Jasrotia told reporters in Jammu.
Successful Periodontal Therapy May Reduce The Risk Of Preterm Birth
US scientists have found a strong link between the success of gum disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely, according to new research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

There are a number of factors such as low body mass index, alcohol consumption and smoking which are associated with an increased rate of preterm birth. More recently researchers have reported that oral infection may also be associated with such an increase.  MORE
PG Seats for Sale, CBI arrest two residents at PGI Chandigarh
The Central Sept. 28: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday arrested two doctors of Chandigarh’s prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in what could blow the lid on a murky scam involving forgery and fraud in admissions to postgraduate courses in the country’s top medical institutions.
Dr Amit Musale and Dr Sanjay Sonawane — both pursuing MD (Doctor of Medicine) courses — were detained in raids that followed a sting operation conducted by a regional daily which made the startling
revelation that both doctors had fraudulently gained admission to the premier medical institute. CBI investigators said Musale and Sonawane had used the services of a Mumbai-based agent who arranged qualified medical professionals to take the admission test on their behalf. It is alleged that they paid the agent anything between Rs 80 lakhs to Rs 1.25 crore each.
Sources in the bureau indicated that the agent in question had also been picked up from his residence in Mumbai this morning. CBI’s Chandigarh chief, deputy inspector general Mahesh Aggarwal said, “the anticorruption branch, has registered a case against two doctors and few other persons on the allegation that these two doctors have procured admission in the postgraduation course on the basis of impersonation and manipulation.” Based on its own investigations and disclosures the accused doctors and the agent made during the sting, the CBI believes it is on the verge of unearthing a huge, well organised racket wherein seats in government and private medical colleges were up for sale to candidates capable of paying hefty sums of money. NEWSLINK
Taste Genes Predict Tooth Decay
In an article published in the Journal of Dental Research titled “Taste Genes Associated with Dental Caries” lead researcher Steven Wendell and researchers Melissa Brown, Margaret Cooper, Rebecca DeSensi, Mary Marazita, Xiaojing Wang and Robert Weyant, all from the University of Pittsburgh; and Richard Crout and Daniel McNeil from West Virginia University, hypothesized that genetic variation in taste pathway genes (TAS2R38, TAS1R2, GNAT3) may be associated with dental caries risk and/or protection.
“This work is significant in that it identifies key genes that may explain the susceptibilities of some patients to tooth decay,” said JDR Editor-in-Chief William Giannobile. “Although an early study, this breakthrough on taste pathways and genes demonstrates how patient preferences that are genetically predetermined may put patients at risk for disease.” LINK

Dentist ‘tried to seduce patient in UK, Gets kicked out
A dentist tried to seduce a married patient after her husband suffered brain damage in a severe asthma attack, a misconduct hearing was told yesterday.
Milan Shah allegedly told her: ‘You are not getting any loving from your husband and I am not from my wife – maybe we can help each other out.’
He pestered the mother of five with phone calls following her husband’s asthma attack, the General Dental Council was told.
Shah is also said to have wrongly told the woman – referred to at the hearing as Patient A – that she would have to pay for a private treatment and then offered to reduce the price if she would ‘spend some time with him’. LINK
Milan Shah has been kicked out of the profession by the General Dental Council consequent to this case. LINK

Fake dentist prosecuted in Bristol, UK
A man has been prosecuted for the illegal practice of dentistry – bringing the GDC’s number of successes this year to eleven.
On 27 September 2010, at Bristol Magistrates’ Court, Samuel Harnarayan pleaded guilty to unlawfully implying he was a registered dentist on a sign outside premises at 90 Church Road, Bristol.
He was also found guilty of unlawfully holding himself out as being prepared to practise dentistry and of implying he’s a registered dentist on a business card. LINK

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