We all are in grip of publication fever, attached here is another circular from DCI giving certain clarifications. Choose carefully a publication which DCI will give you credit for or even the quality publications which are likely to get indexed soon eg WDJ . Many magazines and journals are not recognized by DCI. DOWNLOAD HERE, also we bring you a great book, see next heading, for those aspiring to do some good clinical trails.
Doctors on Facebook Risk Compromising Doctor-Patient Relationship
Doctors with a profile on the social networking site Facebook may be compromising the doctor-patient relationship, because they don’t deploy sufficient privacy settings, indicates research published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics.
The authors base their findings on a survey of the Facebook activities of 405 postgraduate trainee doctors (residents and fellows) at Rouen University Hospital in France. Half those sent the questionnaire returned it. NEWS_LINK
The Tooth That Changes Everything
Israeli scientists have found the earliest evidence for modern man, in teeth at Qesem Cave not far from Tel Aviv.
Instead of 200,000 years of history in Africa, Homo sapiens are looking at 400,000 with early sources in the holy land. This news is just in from teeth located and dated by Israeli scientists in Qesem Cave, a prehistory site not far from the city of Tel Aviv. Just last week Susan covered the news of a hidden ancient Persian Gulf city that could rewrite history. Now Israeli scientists have revealed teeth – 8 of them – that shows how early Homo sapiens, as we know them (and ourselves), could be twice as old.
This could be a game-changer for the way we understand anthropology, archeology and humans in modern history. It could also put some issues related to global warming in the Middle East into a different perspective. NEWS-LINK
Tooth Loss Correlates With Depression, Anxiety
Individuals with a diagnosis of depression or anxiety are significantly more likely to have gone more than a year since their last visit to a dentist, Catherine A. Okoro reported at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.
Moreover, among both men and women in the general public, the extent of tooth loss was directly correlated with the prevalence of depression or lifetime diagnosed depression or anxiety, added Ms. Okoro, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta. NEWSLINK
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Accolades to IAGD
From Dr Oliver Hennedige, Secretary General, President of Asian Pacific Dental Federation, Singapore–
Dr Oliver writes “I ‘ve read through both publications carefully and found the article therein of a very high standard and extremely useful to your readers.” Read FULL LETTER by clicking on image below.
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Spot Mrs Khera in the Tata Nano Video
Dr S.S. Khera, Maxillofacial Surgeon was a great personality, his kindness was beyond compare. He taught at GDC Mumbai, then was Dean at Manipal and lastly worked as Dean at KLE Belgaum. Though he is no more now, he lives in hearts of thousands of his students. Recently we had the pleasure of meeting Madam Khera who was invited to the alumni of KLE on 28-29 Dec.2010. It was great to see her and find that she is going strong and even appears in some TV ads. Spot her in the ad below. May God give her many more years of great life.
Paresthesia After Implant Placement: What Should I Do?
I placed implants in a 48 year old female patient in #30, 31 sites [mandibular right first molar and second molar; 46, 47] 2 months prior. She is currently experiencing paresthesia of her lower right lip and in her mandibular right anterior region where #25,26,27 would normally be located [mandibular right canine, lateral incisor, central incisor; 43,42,41]. She also has a ‘funny sensation’ in these areas. Does the fact that she has some sensation mean that there is good chance that sensation will return? Seven days after the initial surgery I unscrewed the implant in #31 area [mandibular right second molar; 47] a complete 360 degrees. At this point in time, what should I be doing? SOLUTION HERE
Belgaum-Mumbai flight from Jan 11
Kingfisher Airlines has announced Belgaum-to-Mumbai flight services from January 11 following clearance by Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Flight services from and to Belgaum airport were suspended since June 2009. NEWSLINK
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Headache? Your teeth could be the reason
Jack White (name changed), 27, hurt his face while playing soccer in the US four years ago. A professional player then, he would suffer severe migraines.
He met several doctors, one of who gave him antibiotics for infection in the throat. Finally, after keying in his symptoms on the internet, he met a cranio-facial expert in the US who gave him a plate to wear on his teeth that reduced his pain. After he shifted to Mumbai, he got further treatment from Dr Mukul Dhabolkar.
White suffered from tempero-mandibular joint syndrome after he dislocated his jaw during the soccer match. “This joint is unique. MORE HERE
Pomegranate mouth rinse is very good
Pomegranate mouth rinse should be explored as a long-term antiplaque rinse with prophylactic benefits, according to a new study in Quintessence International (January 2011, Vol. 42:1, pp. 29-36).
Results from the study included the following:
* Use of the pomegranate mouth rinse resulted in no adverse effects.
* There was a statistically significant difference between the chlorhexidine and placebo rinses and the pomegranate and placebo rinses, but no statistically significant difference was found between the chlorhexidine and pomegranate rinses with respect to PI.
* Pomegranate extract showed inhibition of all three strains of periodonto pathogens at various concentrations.
Calif. dentist denied parole in fatal anesthesia case
Arnold Schwarzenegger has rejected parole for a Southern California man who killed three of his dental patients in the 1980s by administering fatal doses of a general anesthetic, the man’s attorney said Thursday.
Tony Protopappas, 65, administered fatal doses of a general anesthetic to three patients, ages 13, 23, and 31, from 1983 through early 1984. He was convicted for three murders and has spent more than 25 years in prison. At the time of the deaths, Protopappas was unlicensed to administer anesthesia and was abusing narcotics heavily. LINK