Dentist beaten badly by goons
A Durgapur dentist and his cousin, who is a marketing manager at Metro Cash & Carry in Calcutta, were severely beaten up by drunken goons with rods and knuckledusters last night when the two requested them to make way so that their car could be garaged.
Doctor Dibyendu Nandi, 33, and his cousin Arindam Ghosh, 36, who have been admitted to the ICU of The Mission Hospital, had protested when the goons refused to move from in front of the garage on the ground floor of Nandi’s rented flat in Durgapur. MORE HERE
Indian Dentist in USA gets one Lakh dollar will
In 1994 Richard Condorelli, a frail looking 60-year-old man in tattered clothes, visited Dr Ashok Patel’s dental clinic in New Hampshire.
For 13 years, he remained our family friend. I always looked up to him as a father figure,” says Dr Patel.
In March, 2008, Dr Patel got a call from a hospital about Condorelli’s illness. He was suffering from acute renal failure. “Since the doctors had declared him terminally ill, I took him to his rented apartment and personally looked after him till he died and I also did his last rites.
Two months after returning to the US, Dr Patel received a letter from an attorney with a copy of the will left by Condorelli. “Richard had left his entire savings of 100,000 dollars to me.
Now Dr Patel is using this money as a part to Build a 50 crore hospital in rural Gujrat. MORE HERE
CE credits- Scam in making
CE credits will be required beyond Dec 2013 to renew registration. Who is en-cashing on that ? Reportedly DCI is now publicizing this matter but it not vigilant enough to ensure proper regulatory framework. At a recent conference participant was offered the attendance certificate with full credits immediately as the registration was confirmed on the front desk. He was happy to walk out on the same afternoon. (this is the scene at most meetings). Some members have also reported how several IDA branches get many extra certificates signed after a CE program and then give it to their friends/members who have not attended.
Dental implants can cause nerve damage, warns study
Dentists are not being vigilant when carrying out implant surgery and are failing to inform patients about the risks of nerve damage, a study in the British Dental Journal says.
Researchers from King’s College London Dental Institute analysed 30 patients with nerve injuries and found problems with pain, speech, eating and kissing.
Around 1% of implant procedures carried out each year result in nerve injuries. The type of nerve injury which can be caused by implant surgery has increased in recent years alongside a rise in implant surgery. MORE on BBC NEWS
Endodontic Access for success
First and the most vital step in Endodontic treatment is to design an access cavity which has proper shape, position and extention. The access cavity can make all the difference in success or failure of endodontic treatment. Underprepared access can make rct treatment difficult or impossible to do fully. Over prepared access can compromiste restorability of tooth and its life in the mouth. Use of improper technique can also result in accidents like perforation and complicate the whole treatment.
Proper access with nice glide path can make doing instrumentation a joyride to success. LEARN TODAY
Dental Plaque associated with Cancer mortality
Persistent dental plaque may increase the risk of dying early from cancer, according to a Swedish study published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Poor oral hygiene was linked to an 80% increased risk after accounting for other influential factors, according to the researchers from Karolinska Institute and the University of Helsinki.
They tracked almost 1,400 randomly selected Stockholm adults for 24 years (1985 to 2009). All participants were in their 30s and 40s at the start of the monitoring period, when they were quizzed about factors likely to increase their cancer risk, such as smoking and affluence. Their oral hygiene also was assessed to determine their levels of dental plaque, tartar, periodontal disease, and tooth loss. Poor oral hygiene was found to be associated with increased cancer mortality. FULL PAPER
Part of her Jaw surgically removed due to oral cancer diagnosis error
An Otago dental hospital has apologised to a woman who had part of her jaw removed after being wrongly diagnosed with mouth cancer.
The misdiagnosis happened after a laboratory worker at Medlab Dental, part of the University of Otago Dental Hospital, dropped two samples on the floor and mixed them up, the Otago Daily Times reports.
As a result the 63-year-old patient was wrongly diagnosed with cancer and had the right side of her upper jaw removed. MORE HERE
Brain Abscess Secondary to a Dental Infection-Case report
A primary molar dental abscess was implicated as the cause of a brain abscess in an 11-year-old boy. This case report describes the neurological signs and symptoms, and acute management of a brain abscess in a child. A brain abscess is provisionally diagnosed from the patient’s medical history, as well as the presence of signs and symptoms such as fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, focal neurological deficit, altered mentation, speech alterations, papillary edema, and neck stiffness or seizures. A definitive diagnosis of brain abscess is confirmed through imaging. The dental source of infection is identified by the exclusion of more probable foci such as the ears, heart, lungs, eyes or sinuses. FULL PAPER
Wireless tooth tattoo can detect bad bacteria
Researchers at Princeton say the sensor adheres to dental enamel and can detect trace amounts of harmful bacteria and monitor patient’s oral health.
But the silk, gold, and graphene-based sensor that looks a bit like a temporary tattoo could play a key role in detecting and treating various diseases and conditions, the developers at Princeton University say.
“This is a real-time, wireless response from a sensor that can be directly interfaced with a variety of biomaterials,” principal investigator Michael McAlpine, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, said in a school news release. “In principle, the graphene can be…configured to detect DNA or certain viruses.” NEWSLINK
Calcium Hydroxide Paste- Loss of sight caused by
Calcium hydroxide, widely used in endodontic treatment, is a strong base that may cause irreversible injury to vital tissue that comes into contact with this substance. We present the first case of a dentist who accidentally splashed endodontic calcium hydroxide into her own eye. After washing with copious amounts of water for several minutes, she was treated in the hospital within 30 minutes of the accident. Because of the burning caused by the base solution, the dentist lost vision in the affected eye. She returned to the hospital several times for treatment of a corneal abscess and corneal fungal infection. She had the keloid that formed between the eyeball and eyelid removed 3 times. Calcium hydroxide can cause blindness when it comes into contact with the eye. Clinicians should take adequate precautions to prevent this serious complication. In case of an accident, it is important to wash the eye efficiently. FULL PAPER
Nitrous oxide boosts efficacy of IAN
Administering nitrous oxide can improve the effectiveness of inferior alveolar nerve block in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Endodontics.
Researchers at The Ohio State University, working with a private-practice endodontist from North Carolina, conducted a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to determine the effect of nitrous oxide on the anesthetic success of the IAN block in patients experiencing symptomatic irreversible pulpitis.
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