Celebrity dentist loses malpractice case
A Newport Beach dentist with a roster of celebrity clients and TV appearances has been ordered to pay $641,542 to a woman who experienced relentless pain after receiving a mouthful of botched crowns.UK Dental Students in India- NOT again ! MORE HERE
UK Dental Students in India- NOT again !
Students from a dental school in south-west England are to travel to India to provide treatment and give advice in “health care deprived” areas.
Six students from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in Plymouth will work alongside dentists in the city of Palampur in north-west India.
Student Miles Hindes said they hoped they could provide care for people who might not otherwise receive it.
The students will travel to India for two weeks in July. BBC NEWS
How to beat dollar blues while traveling abroad
Shailaja Shah, a fashion and textile designer from Pune, set foot in a roster of countries that would have made Marco Polo proud, even a tad jealous. Her passport bore the visa stamps of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, the UK, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden and the United States. LEARN HOW TO GET FREE STAY ABROAD
DCI tightens laws to start new dental college
From next year, getting approval for a new dental college will not be an easy affair.
In a major blow to the mushrooming dental college industry in the country, the top dental regulator has tightened the existing laws by making it mandatory for a new dental college to be associated with a medical college to facilitate training to the dental students. Only those applicants meeting such criteria will be given approval, from 2013 to start the new dental college.
“The notification which will be published soon has been prepared to ensure that quality of dental education is not compromised. MORE HERE
Panel to probe admissions in deemed Karnataka medical varsities
The state medical education department has decided to constitute a committee which will visit deemed medical universities that have refused to provide 25% seats in postgraduate medical courses to the state government. As per an agreement between deemed universities and the government, universities have to provide 25% of seats to the Karnataka government.
The state government has the right to communicate with the Medical Council of India (MCI) about illegal practices in universities, while admitting students. “Universities which refuse to provide seats to the government are politically strong.
After receiving the notice, Rajarajeshwari Medical College, Mysore Road and Al-Ameen Medical Institute, Bangalore have surrendered 25% of their seats. But KLE Medical University, Belgaum and Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences, Tumkur, have not followed suit. NEWSLINK
Why your PC will not connect to internet in July
Google plans to warn more than half a million users of a computer infection that may knock their computers off the Internet this summer.
Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system will be shut down July 9 killing connections for those people. NEWSLINK
How composites may get better
Research found that Exothanes could enhance the strength and limit shrinkage in traditional dental restoratives utilizing methacrylate chemistry, which the industry is already familiar with. The material outperformed the controls displaying higher conversion, lower volumetric shrinkage, and 80% lower shrinkage stress in addition to “superior results in toughness and percent elongation,”. LINK HERE
No Re counseling for Comed-K MDS
The Karnataka High Court has ordered a stay on the Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges (Comed-K) in Karnataka from redoing the entire process of counseling of post-graduate dental courses before May 31.
A single-member bench on May 25 had ordered Comed-K to redo the entire counseling process for PG courses after the process was challenged by students who had been refused counseling. NEWSLINK
Gujrat HC stays MDS admission to dental colleges …MORE HERE
also READ ..50-50 quota for dental post-grad admissions illegal: High Court
Dentistry ‘needs urgent reform
Some dentists are misleading their patients about their right to NHS treatment so they will pay for private treatment instead, according to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
It carried out a study of NHS and private dentistry in the UK.
The OFT found that about 500,000 people a year were given the wrong information about their treatment options. BBC NEWS
WHY IMPLANT DOES NOT OSSEOINTEGRATE
At 4 months there must have been a lot of granulation tissue around the implant as it dint fix in the bone. Now even if you torque this implant and get primary stability the granulation tissue should have been removed.
I also believe that you should have used a little longer implants to achieve the primary stability from the apical bone.
A proper curettage of the periapical pathology and irrigation with saline would have helped you to achieve a clean socket. MORE HERE
Sedation of children in Dental clinic
Healthy children under 36 months of age, presenting early childhood caries were randomly assigned to receive protective stabilization plus: combined oral midazolam (0.5 mg/kg) and ketamine (3 mg/kg) (MK), or oral midazolam (1.0 mg/kg) (MS), or no sedative (PS).
The combination of oral midazolam and ketamine is efficacious for guiding the behaviour of children under 3 years old. (International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry)
First Poster journal goes online
New kind of Journal now online
UK Consumers cutting dental and health costs to make ends meet
Consumers are jeopardising their health by cutting back on dental and eye tests to save money as the nation struggles with its finances, according to new research.
In a study of more than 1,000 people, pollsters found that 19% are going to the dentists less often and 17% are having eyesight checks less often.
Other tactics to save money included:
67% reassessing priorities – giving things up and making sacrifices.
49% haggling more for the things they want.
34% vigilantly delaying buying things they would previously have bought when they wanted them.
27% eating less healthily than before the slowdown. NEWSLINK
Single entrance test
A single entrance examination will be held from 2013 for admission to the centrally funded engineering institutes. These include the 15 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and all the National Institutes of Technology (NITs). Equal weightage will be given to marks obtained in the Class XII examinations and those of the entrance tests. NEWSLINK
Cloud storage for you
Free cloud storage is an online storage offered free by a cloud computing company. They can synchronize and back up your data. You can access them from tablets or smartphones. They are free and great for tech savvy persons. MORE HERE
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