DCI advices/warns inspectors
All the Council’s inspectors are hereby requested to refrain themselves from giving such remarks1 observations, which have no relevance to the statutory inspections at all so that the image of the concerned inspector(s) and of the Council is not tarnished, so as to uphold the decorum and dignity of the Dental Council of India, failing which such person I inspector shall be personally liable for the consequences thereof. FULL CIRCULAR
Shaming the Hippocratic oath
Commercialization and corruption are eroding the vitals of India’s healthcare system
Doctors have demanded an apology from Aamir Khan, for having highlighted medical malpractices on a TV show. However, the fact of the matter is that while corruption in public sector and government has always been the focus of media, corruption in private clinics is seldom brought out. Catastrophic illness in the family is the number one reason for rural indebtedness. Healthcare expenses have become prohibitive even for upper-middle-class families. The most important reason for expensive and uncertain healthcare has been corrupt healthcare practices in India. NEWSLINK
Dentist shot by his wife
According to police, Franklin, 55, was in the parking lot of his dental office on Shaker Run Road when he was allegedly shot by his wife, Pamela Franklin.
Though Pamela Franklin, 41, was still in the area and believed to be armed, a caller to 911 told officers they had taken the injured James Franklin to a safer location in their own vehicle. NEWSLINK
In another incident -Nashville police say a receptionist has been shot and killed at a dental office in the upscale Green Hills area. Her estranged husband, a suspect in the shooting, later died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. LINK
Implant institutes fight in court
A Chicago-based association for implant dentists (AAID) is suing a Florida upstart group in a case that highlights the booming specialty of replacing teeth.
The 61-year-old American Academy of Implant Dentistry alleges that the North Miami Beach, Fla.-based American Dental Implant Association (ADIA) is trying to pass itself off as the older group in mailings and other materials to unfairly recruit dentists looking for training and credentials in the field of implants, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago. NEWSLINK
Aesthetic Dentistry- Now use quantifiable parameters
A team of German researchers has identified seven quantifiable parameters that can be used for the assessment of dentofacial aesthetics, according to a literature review that looked at how aesthetics can be evaluated in restorative dentistry (Journal of the American Dental Association [JADA], May 2012, Vol. 143:5, pp. 461-466).
Researchers from the Ruprecht Karls University School of Dental Medicine searched the Cochrane Library and Medline from January 1, 1975, to December 31, 2010, and selected 35 studies that focused on assessment strategies for dental professionals. MORE HERE
Prevention- Teeth scaling is sooo vital for your heart
Regular tooth scaling is associated with a decreased risk for future cardiovascular events. A study by H-B. Leu, MD, of Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, and colleagues examined 10,887 subjects who had undergone tooth scaling, and 10,989 subjects who had not received tooth scaling. During an average follow-up period of seven years, the group that had undergone tooth scaling had a lower incidence of myocardial infarction, stroke, and total cardiovascular events. Increasing frequency of tooth scaling correlates with a higher risk reduction. MORE HERE
Untreated periodontitis may complicate pregnancy
A recent study has investigated the association between periodontitis and women’s health issues. The researchers focused on adverse pregnancy outcomes in particular and found that periodontitis, depending on the severity, may be linked to preeclampsia, preterm birth and low birth weight of the child, among others....MORE HERE
Aloe vera in the treatment for oral submucous fibrosis
Overall assessment of the parameters depicted that Aloe vera group showed a better treatment response compared to the antioxidants group. It reduces the burning sensation and improves mouth opening thereby enhanced the patients’ compliance. It proves to be a relatively safe, can be applied topically, easily available, economical, noninvasive, and efficacious in the treatment for Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF). (Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine, 06/04/2012 )
Beware of this Dentist with a Gun
When Dr Harveen Kaur Sidhu travels from her home in an upmarket neighbourhood of the north-western Indian city of Chandigarh, she always slips her lightweight .22 revolver in her bag. The gun is a new purchase – Sidhu got her license only a year ago – but now the 33-year-old dentist won’t travel without it. LINK n Video
NEW Ultrasonic tooth brush
Company claims that it is the first toothbrush which runs 100 percent on ultrasound, so the ultrasound cleans. You do not have to brush – so it’s a ‘no brushing’ toothbrush.”
The toothbrush – modeled after the average dental teeth cleaning – uses devices with ultrasonic power to break down tartar. But unlike conventional cleanings, the Emmi-Dent brush utilizes microwaves with significantly less power. MORE HERE
UGC to allow only top 500 universities to enter India
Foreign universities entering into agreement with their Indian counterparts for offering twinning programmes will have to be among the global top 500. MORE HERE
Menace of cheating in Medical profession-Tech savvy students do it all
Senior academicians and doctors from the Medical Council of India admit that cheating has become a menace in medical education.
In recent years, many students from across the country have been caught cheating in medical exams.
They don’t tuck in photocopies of books or bits inside their sleeves, shirt collars or socks. Instead they use a variety of hi-tech gadgets like watches, phones, pens and glasses that are Bluetooth/scan-enabled to cheat in exams.
Tamil Nadu’s apex medical university has debarred eight final year MBBS students of the government-run Stanley Medical College for three semesters for cheating in exams. NEWSLINK
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