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PMC & NLE: Has merit shown the door?
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PMC & NLE: Has merit shown the door?

By Dr Sumaiya Hassan The recent dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and transfer of authority to the Pakistan medical Council (PMC) has stimulated the dental community of the country in terms of the examinations. NLE and PMC The National Licensing Exam (NLE), which according to the subsection 2 of section 21…

PMC: Students will give MDCAT twice?
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PMC: Students will give MDCAT twice?

by Dr Sarmad Syed The Chairman Provincial Admissions committee Sindh recently announced a medical entrance exam for admission into Public Medical Colleges in Sindh. The exam is slated to be held on the 18th of October 2020 and has sparked outrage amongst students applying in medical and dental colleges. Earlier, Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) announced…

Healthy diet for a healthy mouth!
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Healthy diet for a healthy mouth!

-by Dr Muntaha Tariq The mouth is the only gate-way of food to your stomach. So it’s mandatory to take care of your mouth and maintain good oral hygiene. Along with that, a good diet at regular timings and frequent water intake are important. That will finally keep your body healthy, energetic, and make your…

How to fix common face mask problems!
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How to fix common face mask problems!

-by Dr Muattar Hanif We all know that wearing a face mask protects and others from many germs and viruses. In fact, face mask great way to stop spread from person-to-person. Experts advised that one should wear a mask even if they don’t feel sick. There’s a high possibility that one could easily be asymptomatic…

Drug prices raised to curb demand: A glass half full?
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Drug prices raised to curb demand: A glass half full?

By Dr Anis Rehman In a surprising move, the Government of Pakistan has allowed pharmaceutical companies to increase prices of 94 life-saving drugs by 262 per cent. Government’s recent reforms in the health sector attribute to the increase in the pricing of these medicines. Need for a hike in drug prices That is to say…

Dealing with taboo of mental health in dentists
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Dealing with taboo of mental health in dentists

by Dr Yasir Israr Mental health has been taboo for a long time. Only recently public gave attention to mental health that it deserves. However, dentists still are reluctant to admit fully the amount of stress it induces to people associated with it. Mental stress among dentists Collin et al. reported that more than 58% of dental…

How can female dentists balance work and family?
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How can female dentists balance work and family?

By Dr Alizey Shahid Warming with a concept of feminism encourages women to pursue their dream and step up. It is a pity that work/ life balance even today remains an unresolved issue for a woman. Regardless, the essences of dentistry provide an opportunity for the female dentists to balance between work and family. It…

PMC bill and NLE: A reform we really need?
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PMC bill and NLE: A reform we really need?

By Dr Sandhiya Salim President Dr Arif Alvi recently passed Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) bill. As per the new PMC bill, students graduating after clearing the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Dental Surgery will have to give the National licensing exam (NLE). In the past, this requirement applied only to foreign graduates, but after…

Are you experiencing occupational burnout?
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Are you experiencing occupational burnout?

By Suhaib Ahsan Workplace exhaustion is also known as ‘Job or occupational burnout’ is a particular type of work-related stress. It is a state where a person is burdened with different tasks more than his strength. Consequently, it fully drains the physical and emotional stability of a person. In this article, we will see how…

Why you should never ignore a cracked tooth!
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Why you should never ignore a cracked tooth!

By Dr Sarmad Syed A cracked tooth has a crack that may incompletely separate the crown of the tooth into two parts. It can be caused by factors like excessive masticatory forces, coarse foods, bruxism, chewing ice, etc. How to tell if you have a cracked tooth?  Cracks may develop in a normal tooth but…


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