Intership issue approved by GOVT, its final
BREAKING NEWS – Curriculum Reforms in Revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007 – Approval of the Govt. of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare – All the concerned authorities are hereby informed that on the recommendations of the Dental Council of India, the Govt. of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide its letter No. V.12012/3/2006-DE dated 24.08.2011 have conveyed its approval on DCI Revised BDS Course (3rd Amendment) Regulations, 2011 to re-introduce the 4+1 year rotational compulsory paid internship in BDS Course w.e.f. the academic year 2011-12 i.e. from the batches admitted during the year 2008-09. The aforesaid amendment is being published in the Official Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-III, Section 4 in due course of time and after duly notified it shall come into force from the date of its publication. Source, see www.dciindia.org
Update on CE credits and essential stay in college for teachers
DCI has made it mandatory for professors teaching at under-graduate level to stay in the same college for at least a year, while those teaching post-graduate course for three years. It has also made continuing medical education, or CME mandatory – 20 hours a year and 100 hours for five years. MORE HERE
We hope DCI does something to protect teachers when they are not paid or ill treated by managements.
PG teachers publication requirements update- IDA journal downgraded ?
Here is the latest release from DCI on how many credit points each publication will give to teachers. DOWNLOAD CIRCULAR
Light Curing technological advancements- HOW MUCH ?
Light-curing composite resins used to be a straightforward process, when halogen lights were used to cure composites for 40 to 60 seconds. But the situation has become more complex over the past two decades; light-emitting diode (LED) curing lights have nearly replaced halogen lights, new materials keep coming on the market, and companies are marketing shorter and shorter curing times.
To avoid inadequate polymerization, Dr. Vandewalle recommends exposing composite resins to more time under the curing light than is advertised. FULL ARTICLE
Trigeminal neuralgia: Salman Khan heading to US for treatment
Salman Khan leaves on Saturday for the US for treatment of a medical condition that causes him unbearable pain in the head, jaws and cheeks. Amdist pain Salman wrapped up his commitments to promote his forthcoming film ” Bodyguard”. “Though he is suffering from severe pain, he finished off his interviews scheduled till last night. He is leaving for the US Aug 27 for the treatment,” a source from the unit of “Bodyguard” told IANS. LINK HERE
World Journal of Orthodontics
This latest issue has many good articles on treatment planning and various aspects of clinical orthodontics. DOWNLOAD Full ISSUE
60 Second prescription-India Style
MCI may soon specify how much time doctors should spend with their patients so that the regimen of medicines being prescribed to them is clear. A recent World Medicines Situation 2011 report brought out by the World Health Organization (WHO) – as reported by TOI first – had recently said that doctors, on an average, in developing countries spend less than 60 seconds in prescribing medicines and explaining the regimen to their patients. Consequently, only half of the patients receive any advice on how to take their medicines and about one-third of them don’t know how to take drugs immediately on leaving the facility. MORE HERE
Teething May Not Be Linked to Fever
That may come as a surprise to both parents and doctors, says researcher Joana Ramos-Jorge, a PhD student in pediatric dentistry at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She polled the parents of 47 Brazilian infants, ages 5 to 15 months, while the infants were teething, to see what symptoms accompanied it. “The most significant result of this study was that fever and primary tooth eruption aren’t associated,” Ramos-Jorge says in an email interview. Based on that finding, she says, parents and doctors should not automatically blame teething for a high fever. It may be related to something else, and that needs to be investigated. MORE HERE