How dentists dupe patients
One producer (undercover), who was told by multiple dentists that he only needed a cleaning and a filling, was told by Aspen that he should get a tooth pulled. On top of other procedures and charges suggested, his full treatment plan came to $1,073. FULL STORY, VIDEO
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Draft bill for NCHRH- Updates
The powers of the existing councils, including the Medical Council of India, will be then substantially reduced and they will deal only with licensing, continuing education and ethics. In every state, there will be separate bodies under NCHRH for each administrative department which will be known as Registration and Ethics Board with name of the state. These bodies will replace the existing state councils. .….CLICK HERE
DCI inspectors Get I phone
This item was published earlier, concerned college has denied and said it is not true, error is regretted and we have withdrawn this item as the college has denied it.
Dentist plays key role, will get custody of Norway kids
Arunabhash, a a 23-year-old dentist from West Bengal was sent on this mission on Feb 3. Norwegian officials have supervised his visits with Abhigyan and Aishwarya. They say that if the court accepts him as the custodian, the Indian government will have to offer several guarantees like ensuring he can afford their care and medical attention, LINK
USA Dentist suspended
A Sacramento dentist was suspended by a state board on allegations of performing unneeded root canals and fillings on at least 17 of his patients and collecting insurance payments for work he did not do.
David Milton Lewis was barred by the Dental Board of California from performing dentistry until the board’s case against him is resolved, board officials said. LINK
Lakhs of Americans land in ER because of tooth problems
Toothaches can be incredibly painful, but painful enough to send you to the emergency room?
For a growing number of Americans, the hospital is the first line of treatment for dental care, according to new research from the Pew Center. And these patients are probably paying 10 times as much and getting worse treatment than they’d get from a preventive visit to the dentist, experts warned. MORE HERE
Implants Placed in Dubai are Failing: How to Identify and Save?
Patient presents with failing implants in #4,5 sites [maxillary right first and second premolars; 14, 15]. These implants were placed in Dubai. I have not been able to identify these implants. Does anybody recognize them? Both implants have experienced bone loss. Is there any treatment that I could do to save these implants? Antibiotic therapy? Flap debridement and bone graft? Or should I just observe them? READ Responses
USA- tighter controls on for-profit colleges
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There’s a call for tighter controls on for-profit colleges, including Kaplan College in Charlotte.
Several members of Congress are now investigating following a series of Whistleblower 9 reports. After Eyewitness News aired those reports, Kaplan surrendered its license to operate its dental assistant program here. MORE HERE
Soldiers join fight against tobacco
Travelling over 9,000 km by crisscrossing 13 states to spread their message against smoking and use of tobacco, two doctors on a mission reached the city. Dr Joby Peter and Dr Sachin Sinha had started their campaign, initiated by the Indian Dental Association (IDA) and Narain Sewa Sansthan, from Bengaluru.
Col V. Radhakrishnan commanding officer, Military Dental Centre, Secunderabad, and Brig Ram Saiwal, commandant, AOC Centre, received them here at Hyderabad. MORE HERE
Dental stem cell research centre in Jaipur
The Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) is aligning with a US’ stem cell dentistry expert to start India’s first Stem Cell Dentistry Centre at Government Dental College in Jaipur.
Dr Peter E Murray, associate professor, Department of Endodontics at Nova Southeastern University, US has been roped in by RUHS for starting research on stem cell dentistry, which promises to usher in change in dental medicine by regenerating injured and lost teeth through stem cell therapy. Murray as part of International CDE Programme organised in Jaipur by Indian Dental Association Government Dental College (a constituent college of RUHS) on Monday, shared his study on regeneration of injured and lost teeth through stem cell therapy. MORE HERE
Technique of Pulpotomy for Adults
study of 500 adult tooth pulpotomies over a six-year period. Patients were selected on two levels: 1) they had pulp exposures in restorable teeth, and 2) they were given the option of traditional endodontics, pulpotomy or extraction. Those who chose pulpotomy paid the same fee as an extraction and were offered a free extraction if the results of the pulpotomy were not to their liking. The patients were fully informed of the options and potential problems. Economics was the major factor in their decision. FULL PAPER
Many drugs ‘non-vegetarian-Beware my veg friends
People who choose not to eat animal products may be unaware that common medicines could contain them, a study suggests.
Many tablets and liquid medicines use gelatin, derived from animal bones or skin.
A survey in the Postgraduate Medical Journal shows a quarter of patients are unknowingly prescribed drugs containing gelatin contrary to their beliefs.
The report authors say clearer drug labelling is needed. BBC NEWS
Hygienist sues dentist for overtime pay
A dental hygienist has filed a lawsuit claiming she was not paid for overtime hours despite consistently working more than 40 hours a week.
Claiming violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Teri L. Burgoon filed suit against Norman J. Pomerance, doing business as Norman J. Pomerance D.D.S, on Feb. 21 in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.
Burgoon worked for the defendant for four years as an hourly-paid hygienist in Pomerance’s Denton office.
The defendant is accused of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and for breach of contract by allowing Burgoon only to record and be paid for 36 hours per week, even though she states she consistently worked more than 40 hours per week. LINK
Sleeping pills may be as dangerous as smoking
Hundreds of thousands of people who take sleeping pills just twice a month are nearly four times more likely to die prematurely, according to new research.
The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, analysed 10,500 people taking a wide-range of sleeping pills, including tamazepam and diazepam. They compared people taking sleeping tablets with those who were not using the drugs but had a similar lifestyle and health conditions. MORE HERE
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