Boy dies during dental treatment
A two-year-old boy did not wake up again after undergoing dental treatment under general anaesthetic. According to media reports, the cause of death was probably a faulty oxygen supply. Resuscitation in the dental practice in Goch, Germany, was unsuccessful, the child died at a clinic in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
According to the German online newspaper RP ONLINE, the incident already occurred in early May. What exactly happened at the dental practice, where the child had undergone intubation during anaesthesia for dental treatment, is still unknown. The boy had to be taken to a nearby hospital in the Netherlands, where he could only be kept alive on a heart–lung machine and died a few hours later. MORE HERE
Would you choose to be dentist again ?
64% of dentists surveyed would choose dentistry again as a profession, while 36% would not.
Since dentists have a very high rate of career burnout, The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if knowing what they know now, would they still want to be a dentist if they could do it over again. MORE HERE
Intra oral mp3 player
Now, wearing grillz is about more than a fashion statement. You can use it as an MP3 player, using bone conduction to play your block rockin’ beats through your teeth. Because why not.
The Play-A-Grill combines a digital music player and the grill, the bejeweled mouthpiece most often associated with hip-hop artists. This is the brainchild of artist Aisen Chacin, of Parsons The New School for Design in New York. New Scientist shares her lovely work today. MORE HERE
Brushing soon after meal/drink can damage your teeth
Brushing your teeth within half an hour of eating a meal or drinking a cup of coffee could seriously damage them, dentists have warned. After drinking fizzy or acidic drinks, the acid burns into the enamel of your teeth – and the layer below the enamel, called ‘dentin’. Brushing at the ‘wrong’ time – particularly within 20 minutes of finishing a meal – can drive the acid deeper into your teeth, corroding them far faster than they would have rotted by themselves.
“With brushing, you could actually push the acid deeper into the enamel and the dentin,” the Daily Mail quoted Dr Howard R. Gamble, president of the Academy of General Dentistry in an interview with the New York Times, as saying. Study has shown that teeth corrode faster if they are brushed in the half hour after an acidic soft drink, which ‘stripped’ them – demineralising them. NEWSLINK
Saliva protein can predict septic shock
A protein in saliva that can be used for the early detection of sepsis cases offers new potential for tracking diseases, according to research from Malmö University in Sweden.
The protein suPAR can be used as a marker of sepsis, according to a university press release. Sepsis affects about 0.2% of the Swedish population and can lead to septic shock, one of the most common causes of death at the country’s intensive care units. LINK
Online counseling for BDS/MBBS
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought Medical Council of India’s response within two days to a proposal from Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for maiden online counseling for allotment of over 2,000 MBBS and BDS seats in medical colleges from this academic session.
A bench of Justices KS Radhakrishnan and JS Khehar sought medical education regulator MCI’s response by Thursday, when it would examine the DGHS proposal for doing away with existing mode of counseling that require candidates to appear in person. NEWSLINK
Doctors going abroad, hold on
Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandopadhyay said that the national government was working on plans that would ensure doctors served a compulsory stint in the country that trained them, especially in the countryside.
Bandopadhyay said that the government was spending huge amounts of money to train doctors and specialists, but that many of them were leaving the country shortly after graduation. MORE HERE
Tobacco addiction survey by interns
A few interns at the Government Dental College and Hospital (GDCH) conducted a survey among unskilled workers of the city to assess their tobacco addiction levels. Most shocking finding was that the highest number of addicts were in age group of 20 to 40. “The survey included 310 unskilled workers of the city and was done by 12 interns under the interns’ module as per the guidelines of Dental Council of India. They found most people addicted to tobacco showing some kind of precancerous condition,” said Dr Vinay Hazarey, dean of GDCH. He said survey done without use of any sophisticated tools was aimed at connecting the students directly to the target population of tobacco addicts. NEWSLINK
Former Vice Chancellor of Dental University no more, RIP
Dr Govila left us on June 4, 2012. Dr. C. P. Govila was born on the 16th December,1935.He was amongst the first batch of MDS in Operative Dentistry from Nair Dental College. He joined the Dental Faculty of the King George Medical College in the year 1965. And started post graduate course in this subject of expertise in the year 1977.He not only headed the department of Operative Dentistry but also went on to become the Dean, faculty of Dental Sciences in King George’s Medical College. He retired from his service on 15 th December, 1995.He was also the first Vice Chancellor of the Dental University in 2004. He served the profession as President and Founder member Federation Operative Dentistry of India, President Indian Endodontic Society. He was a very nice person loved by all his students and collegues, who will miss him.
Guidance Endo and Dentsply sued each other and now sue respective law firms
Guidance has filed a $148 million malpractice suit against Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky, the law firm that represented the company in the Dentsply case, alleging the firm’s negligence prevented it from securing additional damages.
It is interesting to note that in February of this year, Dentsply also sued the attorney and law firm that represented it in the original Guidance litigation. MORE HERE
Ignoring signs of gingivitis could lead to serious health issues …CLICK HERE
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