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Through my eyes: A memorable experience with COVID-19
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Through my eyes: A memorable experience with COVID-19

By Bareera Hamidi I am on day 21 of observing, managing and monitoring five immediate family members who turned COVID positive since May 17th 2020. Four of those tested negative on day 12 and 24 while one tested positive again on day 26 but with a viral load between 31 & 35.  To summarise my…

PPE: A new way to extract money from patients?
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PPE: A new way to extract money from patients?

By Dr Muattar Hanif The pandemic of Coronavirus has affected every domain of life. With the economic sector being majorly affected, thanks to restricted Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and reduced working hours. But a new beam of life has finally shined, as many businesses have started to re-open among which included dental practices. The provision…

COVID-19 and Dental Education – The new normal and the path forward
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COVID-19 and Dental Education – The new normal and the path forward

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation which has affected almost all the dimensions of life. Like many domains of daily routine, education is an important aspect too. Dental institutes all around the world are suffering from the consequences of the pandemic. –By Dr Sumaiya Hasan While this continues, there are positive outcomes of this…

Tackling Oral Sores In COVID-19
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Tackling Oral Sores In COVID-19

‘Possibility’ isn’t only a word, it sounds more of a hope to many of us in this era of the pandemic. I believe, there is always the possibility of something good to happen in the midst of darkness and chaos. It’s okay to be upset but with a pinch of hope and positivity one can…

Is Pakistan dental community ready for CORONAVIRUS?
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Is Pakistan dental community ready for CORONAVIRUS?

The contagious nature of the COVID-19 due to its easy spread and sustainably in the community has compelled a number of countries to go in partial or complete lock down, halting the social life and affecting the global economy. While nations continue to work professionally from home, the dental community faces a similar situation. By…

Ramadan and oral health: Everything you need to know
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Ramadan and oral health: Everything you need to know

Just like every year, the holy month of Ramazan has returned again with blessings and joy. Muslims celebrate this month by fasting, sacrificing hunger and thirst just to get closer to God. By Dr Muattar Hanif The abstinence from food and water throughout the day, help Muslims to indulge in self- reflection. However, the routine…

Infection control in Dentistry: Present and Future
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Infection control in Dentistry: Present and Future

The present pandemic of COVID-19 is a wakeup call for the dental community with regards to infection control protocols in dental offices. This is due to the fact that aerosols generated during certain dental procedure may pose serious threat and can be source of transmission of the disease. Therefore, strict cross infection control protocols are…

When can I reopen my dental practice safely?
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When can I reopen my dental practice safely?

The setback faced by dental community in Pakistan, resonates with dentists all over the world. By Dr Muattar Hanif While many Pakistani dentists opted to close their practices due to COVID-19 situation, the rest decided to cater only emergency cases. The guidelines provided by ADA and BDA though has been beneficial in this regard, but…

Online classes: The road to ‘possible’ change
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Online classes: The road to ‘possible’ change

Obviously it depends on what your situation is and how you learn, but for me, I’ve found online classes to be a lot more effective for my learning style.  By Suraj Kumar The experience to pause the lectures and rewind them back at your will is really ecstatic. This had definitely made my notes more…

Ways to up online presence during COVID-19
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Ways to up online presence during COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to create disturbance in business routines and physical connection to any place is on hold. This crisis has almost stopped the routine dental and health checkups. Therefore, staying connected to patients is difficult By SUHAIB AHSAN According to the latest Microsoft Advertising updates on US consumer behavior, there has been rapid increase…


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