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The case of PMC and blacklist
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The case of PMC and blacklist

Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) added multiple foreign medical universities to the blacklist, as per local media. Consequently, these institutes’ degrees will not be valid for acquiring a license to work in Pakistan. by Dr Syeda Rehma Hasan This decision led to protests outside the PMC in Islamabad recently. They were organised by the Foreign Medical…

The Risk of Teeth Whitening at Home
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The Risk of Teeth Whitening at Home

At-home teeth whitening treatments are used by a lot of people. Such medicines if prolonged, can cause various dental issues. Therefore, it is essential to consult a dentist.  by Hiba Batool  Do you want to achieve a perfect smile, like everybody else? But do you realize that it could come at a cost? Excessive teeth…

The Price War in Dentistry
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The Price War in Dentistry

In Pakistan, the dental treatments are falling in price when the basic overheads for running a dental clinic. Most dentists have a natural affinity for setting up clinics that are already overcrowded in urban areas and this is where the price war begins in the dentistry. ‘Treatment charges’ are perceived to be the key to…

The growing chorus of closing colleges amid pandemic
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The growing chorus of closing colleges amid pandemic

Due to the pandemic, most educational institutes and medical colleges had been put on indefinite hold. Both from both their medical education and exams, due to concerns over COVID SOPs violation. By Dr Yasir Israr Packing an egregiously large number of students into a crowded space would work no wonders in contributing to its spread….

2020 Rewind: Unprecedented Year for Dentistry
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2020 Rewind: Unprecedented Year for Dentistry

2020 is ending with some meaningful development in the form of the vaccine. Let’s glance back at the challenges experienced by Dentistry. By Dr Sumaiya Hasan 2020 – A year of buried hopes, notorious challenges and catastrophic impacts due to COVID-19. 2020 is ending with some meaningful development in the form of the vaccine. Let’s…

Blunders of MDCAT 2020
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Blunders of MDCAT 2020

Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) announces the result of first ever MDCAT exam conducted in Pakistan on 16th of December, 2020. -by Dr Munteha Tariq Nothing is perfect in this world, everything has its pros and cons, and the same goes for the MDCAT, 2020 exam. The main objective of this exam is to evaluate every…

Tooth whitening is easier than you think!
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Tooth whitening is easier than you think!

I had an epiphany as I shot a final glance at the mirror, before leaving for a party. My teeth were looking whiter than usual. Have I done something differently or opted for a tooth whitening process that I can’t remember? by Dr Syeda Rehma Hasan Of course (thinking out loud)! I was wearing my…

Shedding light on COVID-19 vaccine controversy
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Shedding light on COVID-19 vaccine controversy

Everyone in the world is eyeing the COVID-19 vaccine, thus inciting more speculation and hence, igniting controversy on many platforms. By Dr Sarmad Syed COVID-19 has hit the world hard. A total of 72.4 million people worldwide infected with 1.61 million deaths in the last 12 months. On the bright side, the much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine…

Easy Guide to Social Media Marketing for Dentists
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Easy Guide to Social Media Marketing for Dentists

It has been quite some time since social media has taken the world by storm. Nowadays, being on social media has practically become a norm as people firmly believe in leaving digital footprints. Social media can be a powerful weapon if used correctly, specifically when it comes to marketing, EVEN FOR DENTISTS!  By Suhaib Ahsan…

Root Caries: An Insight
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Root Caries: An Insight

This article contains an insight provided primarily focusing on the difference between the outdated concepts and the modern dentistry, in terms of root caries. By Dr Sumaiya Hasan With the innovative advancement in Restorative Dentistry, a number of ‘non-restorable’ teeth are being saved now by dentists around the globe. A chief example of non-restorable include…


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