Toothache- and he shot himself in the jaw to extract the tooth
A man suffering from a toothache shot himself in the jaw with a gun in an effort to remove the troublesome tooth, Decatur police said.
Officers called to a home in the 2800 block of Locust Street Southeast at about 4:15 p.m. Monday arrived to find the man bleeding heavily from his mouth and his brother trying to stop the bleeding with a towel, said Lt. John Crouch, a police spokesman.
“The man was conscious and alert when officers arrived,” Crouch said. “He told them that he was tired of his tooth hurting and attempted to shoot it out.” NEWSLINK
I agree with Dr Agrawal..how do we allow UK dental students to come and conduct camps?
If indian dental students were to ask to do the same thing, would the govt. of UK allow it?
Clash/fight continues over MDS admissions
Postgraduate dental students who were allotted seats in private colleges on Wednesday through the government’s single window counselling system were turned away by the colleges on Thursday, the last day for admission.
The directorate of medical education conducted counselling for postgraduate medical and dental seats in self-financing colleges affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University after nearly four years, following the Madras high court’s directions.
The Indian Dental Association (IDA) is planning a gherao at the directorate of medical association office on Friday. “As per court orders, the colleges are supposed to admit students,” said C Sivakumar, secretary, IDA, TN branch. “What the private colleges are doing is wrong,” he said. NEWSLINK
Dollars decline hits those studying abroad
The rupee’s decline is especially nerve-wracking for those studying abroad or planning to go soon.
The rupee, which touched a record low of 56.515 to the dollar in intra-day trade on Thursday, has depreciated by more than 23% against the US currency in the last one year. In May alone, the rupee has declined by around 6.51% on account of the uncertainty in global markets. LINK
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Changing toothbrushes infrequently can harm oral health
(You guessed right, Study was sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline) The majority of the Germans only change their toothbrush every five to six months—not often enough to prevent unpleasant side-effects. According to a new study, using a toothbrush for a period of six months may lead to gingivitis, which in turn increases the risk of other diseases.
For the study, researchers from the University of Göttingen divided participants into two test groups. Over a period of six months, the members of one group cleaned their teeth with one toothbrush, while the participants in the other group were given a new one every four weeks. NEWSLINK
Music Through Your Teeth
Presenting the Play-A-Grill, a device that uses bone conduction to transmit sound from an MP3 player through the teeth, invented by Parsons student Aisen Chacin.
Chachin made it by first creating a mold of her own mouth. She used that to create a wax model of her top teeth, then outfitted it with parts from a hacked MP3 player, placing the buttons so that the wearer could press them with his or her tongue. MORE HERE
Rationale Behind Socket Preservation- All you want to know
Healing of the extraction socket is a highly dynamic process, beginning with a cascade of inflammatory reactions activated immediately after tooth extraction. It occurs in five different stages, starting with the formation of a blood clot and ending with fully mature hard- and soft-tissue structures.
Animal studies have analyzed the dimensional ridge changes after tooth extraction. The remodeling process has been described in two phases. FULL PAPER
AIIMS-II launched in Haryana village
Gurgaon: The construction of the second campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS-II), perhaps bigger than the one in Delhi, began in a village in Haryana`s Jhajjar district Wednesday, an official said. It is being built at a cost of Rs.1,000 crore.
The new institute would house many such facilities which could not be created in the Delhi AIIMS due to lack of space. NEWSLINK
Bihar govt bans gutka, pan masala for 1 year
Taking a giant step in its war against tobacco products in the state, Bihar government on Wednesday banned the sale of tobacco and necotine mixed Gutka and Pan Masala for one year in the state.
With this decision taken on the eve of ‘World No-Tobacco Day’, Bihar has become the third state after Madhya Pradesh and Kerala to ban these products.
According to Food Security Commisioner, Sanjay Kumar the banned would take effect from Wednesday for the next one year. NEWSLINK
Women’s hormonal changes impact oral health
Hormonal changes that take place during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause can influence women’s oral health, according to a study in Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry.
Charlene Krejci, DDS, an associate clinical professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, reviewed 61 journal articles with nearly 100 studies for a collective answer on whether hormones have a relationship to periodontal disease and specific women’s health issues (Oral Health Prev Dent, May 2012, Vol. 10:1, pp. 83-92).
She found that female hormones that fluctuate throughout women’s lives can change conditions in the mouth that allow bacteria to grow, enter the blood, and exacerbate certain health issues, such as bone loss, fetal death, and preterm births. LINK
National cancer center ? In Kerala
The State Government will spare no efforts at grooming the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) here as a national cancer institute.
The State Health Minister, Mr V.S. Sivakumar, said this while inaugurating a state-level workshop on ‘Role of dental surgeons in prevention and control of oral cancer’.
He assured the Regional Cancer Centre all support for development and growth. The centre has been providing treatment and care to nearly two lakh patients annually.
The Minister said he would visit the centre soon and apprise the State Government of its infrastructure needs, including dormitory facilities. NEWSLINK
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