Dentist involved in female circumcision case
As many as 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilations with medics in the UK offering to carry out the illegal procedure on girls as young as 10, it has been reported.
Investigators from The Sunday Times said they secretly filmed a doctor, dentist and alternative medicine practitioner who were allegedly willing to perform circumcisions or arrange for the operation to be carried out.
The doctor and dentist deny any wrongdoing. MORE HERE
Dentist goes to jail, breaks down
NOIDA Dentist Nupur Talwar, who remained seated with her husband at the SJM court for the entire day, broke down after her family members informed her that her interim bail was rejected.
She was later escorted by women sleuths from the CBI and UP police on their way towards Dasna district prison in a Tata Sumo at 4.45pm. NEWSLINK
Dental student stabbed, dies
Seven months after he was stabbed by an anti-social element following an argument at a roadside eatery in Korattur, a third-year dental student died at a hospital in Koyambedu, where he was undergoing treatment, on Sunday night.
Korattur police said the victim was Rajasekar (37), a resident of Srinivasapuram in Guduvanchery and was a dental student at a private college. The incident that led to his death occurred on September 5, 2011, when Rajasekar and some friends went to a roadside eatery in Periyar Nagar for dinner. An argument broke out between Rajasekar and three youths, who had also come there, over a food item. NEWSLINK
DCI will live for ever ? MCI extension bill to be tabled- Long live councils
A bill seeking to extend the tenure of the re-constituted top body governing health education — Medical Council of India (MCI) — by another year is expected to be introduced in Parliament this week.
Even as the proposed NCHRH Bill, that aims at creating a super medical authority by scrapping all other regulatory bodies is in the offing, with the same being referred to the standing committee, the ministry is left with no option but to introduce the IMC (amendment) bill for the extension of the term of the board of governors for another year before May 15.
Senior officials in the ministry said that if the proposed Bill is not passed, the elected body of the MCI will be restored. NEWSLINK
HOD rooms broken-key documents stolen
In a new twist to the unfolding multi-crore scam at the Government Dental College here, the faculty on Monday said that their offices had been broken into and key documents stolen, many of them suspecting an “inside job.”
The theft comes in the midst of a Vigilance investigation in financial irregularities to the tune of crores of rupees in purchasing equipment unearthed by a Right To Information (RTI) query which allegedly shows the college principal as the main accused. MORE HERE
Do you know what is “Tooth Facial” ?
There’s a reason why patients coming to Dr. Jennifer Jablow’s dental office call her “The Smilemaker”. Recognizing the fact that your teeth have pores just like your skin, she’s come up with a new system called “Tooth Facial” to help achieve brighter and whiter smiles. MORE HERE
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Sports drinks can spell dental disaster-Enemy of teeth
A recent study published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, found that an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among adolescents, is causing irreversible damage to teeth -specifically, the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel, the glossy outer layer of the tooth.
“Young adults consume these drinks assuming that they will improve their sports performance and energy levels and that they are ‘better’ for them than soda,” says Poonam Jain, BDS, MS, MPH, lead author of the study. “Most of these patients are shocked to learn that these drinks are essentially bathing their teeth with acid.” ..MORE HERE
Prophylactic intraligamentary injection of piroxicam (feldene) for the management of post-endodontic pain
The effects of intraligamentary injection of piroxicam have not previously been studied. Sixty-five patients with irreversible pulpitis were randomly divided into two groups. The active group received intraligamentary injections totalling 0.4 mL of piroxicam, while the placebo group received the same amount of lidocaine. One-appointment endodontic therapy was performed by a single endodontist. Visual Analogue Scale was used to record pain before treatment and 4, 8, 12, 24 and 48 h postoperatively. The decrease in the intensity of post-treatment pain between the two groups was very significant. Intraligamentary injection of piroxicam can be considered an effective method for reducing post-endodontic pain. (Australian Endodontic Journal,Volume 38, Issue 1, pages 31–35, April 2012)
Dental care ‘disgrace’ back under the spotlight
A visit to the dentist is an unaffordable luxury for millions of Australians, and there are now a growing number of voices joining the call for the Federal Government to do something about it.
According to the Consumers Health Forum, the waiting list for publically-funded dental care has 650,000 people on it, and many of those people are waiting for more than two years to receive care. ..MORE HERE
Rs.10 cr. for upgrading government dental hospital
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday announced allocation of Rs.10 crore for upgrading the Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital here into a centre of excellence in dentistry.
Making a suo motu statement in the Assembly, she said that the amount would be spent on constructing new buildings and creation of new posts.
Ms. Jayalalithaa said that her government had decided to upgrade it into a centre of excellence, taking into consideration the welfare of patients from Tamil Nadu as well neighbouring States. NEWSLINK
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