Woman Dies in Dentist’s Chair in UK
A WOMAN died in the dentist’s chair during a routine teeth cleaning appointment.
Sacha Rumaner, 30, collapsed after suffering a suspected reaction to a mouthwash.
She had been having a standard procedure and was not under anaesthetic when she went into shock.Dental staff said Sacha had complained of feeling hot and having an itchy leg moments before her collapse.
Sacha’s mum Gillian, 49, said yesterday her daughter had no history of allergies.
She added: “We don’t know exactly what happened but we think it was anaphylactic shock.
“She was not under anaesthetic. It was just cleaning – just using a mouthwash.” Sacha, who lived in Brighton, had a tooth out with no complications several weeks before her death and had returned for follow-up appointments. NEWSLINK
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New Denture adhesive from Soy wins prize
Team members who developed Dentural, the first-place entry in the soybean contest this year, presented an all-natural adhesive for full dentures. The product is in the form of a paste consisting of soy products that form a vacuum to keep dentures in place. It is an alternative to synthetic chemicals used in other products. LINK
Brushing teeth- link to wastage of water
Do you know that every time you keep the tap running while brushing your teeth, nearly 16 litres of water goes down the drain? Or that an old toilet takes about 12 litres of water for every flush whereas a new one consumes only four litres of water?
Not many would know this. But on Tuesday, thousands of people came across this handy information, courtesy 10,000 pamphlets and 5,000 eco-badges di stributed by the YMCA and Bangalore University’s (BU) Department of Environmental Sciences on the occasion of the World Water Day. Deccan NEWS
Perio care brings down diabetes treatment costs
In the study, patients who were treated for periodontal disease in the first year and then received regular maintenance care thereafter had lower medical costs than those patients who had previously been treated for periodontal disease but did not receive regular maintenance care. On average, medical costs were $2,483 per year lower (23% less) for patients with diabetes who had proper periodontal disease treatment.
The study corroborates the results of Cigna’s prior research, presented at the 2009 IADR meeting, which supported a possible association between the treatment of periodontal disease and lower medical costs in the treatment of diabetes, Dr. Hedlund noted in a press release. LINK
Yes, sex can kill you
Sudden bursts of moderate to intense physical activity — such as jogging or having sex — significantly increase the risk of having a heart attack, especially in people who do not get regular exercise, U.S. researchers said. Reuters
The dirty side of money
A new study published in the latest edition of Current Science has found that every single currency note and 96 per cent of coins carry various strains of bacteria, of which at least three species are highly infectious.
If that weren’t enough, this widely handled article may be assisting in the spread of drug-resistant strains of bacteria, found the paper, one of few such studies conducted on Indian currency.
The research paper, titled ‘Screening of currency in circulation for bacterial contamination’ was authored by Akshay Sharma and B. Dhanashree of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University. HINDUNEWS
Detect caries under restorations- with OCT
When combined with visual examination, optical coherence tomography (OCT) demonstrates excellent predictive value for detecting and monitoring caries beneath dental sealants and composite restorations, according to research presented last week at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meeting in San Diego.
The researchers found that OCT in conjunction with visual examination performed better than the other methods in detecting early primary or recurrent decay (depths of ≤ 2.0 mm) prior to treatment and accurately detected caries under sealants and restorations. Pre- and post-treatment radiographs agreed very poorly with histology; however, radiographs outperformed OCT when decay was greater than 2 mm below the tooth surface. LINK
AAE celebrates Root Canal Awareness week
The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) will celebrate Root Canal Awareness Week (March 27 through April 2) with a focus on dispelling negative root canal myths and encouraging patients who need the procedure to see an endodontist.
“Many patients do not realize that, just like any other medical specialty, significant advances in technology have enabled endodontists to perform root canals safely and comfortably,” said AAE President Clara Spatafore DDS.
AAE research shows that patients who have experienced root canal treatment are six times more likely to describe it as painless than patients who have not had root canal treatment.
An AAE video, Endodontists Put Root Canal Patients at Ease, shows testimonials of patients who learned that the treatment they feared was painless. LINK VIDEO
How to Build an Empire
A book advising dentists on how to run their practices Mongolian warlord style has won the Diagram prize for oddest book title of the year.
Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way, by former dentist Michael Young, offers a guide on how to build an empire in the dentistry field.
It includes chapters on managing conflict situations, team building and “planning for disaster”. BBC NEWS