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The global celebration of a healthy mouth
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The global celebration of a healthy mouth

by Dr Sumaiya Hasan 2020 certainly taught us that health is prosperity and the greatest blessing. Health demands persistent efforts for the maintenance and is not a one-day job. However certain significant dates throughout the year are designated for various dimensions of a healthy mouth. One such example is the World Oral Health Day which…

The obsession with certificates over quality education
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The obsession with certificates over quality education

Most professionals are missing the point by largely putting so much weight on certificates as a predominant pathway to continuing medical education. -by Dr Yasir Israr Continuing dental or medical education is one of the critical aspects of a promising career in the field. There needs to be a consistent absorption of new knowledge. This…

Mastering the art of online dental consultation
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Mastering the art of online dental consultation

As we are getting accustomed to the new normal, we must explore the idea of online consultation. This option has been available for a while, but its importance has come to light during the pandemic. –by Dr Syeda Rehma Hasan It was a matter of convenience earlier; however, it has now become a necessity. We…

The many reasons to be proud of your mouth
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The many reasons to be proud of your mouth

The mouth is the gateway to our body and should be looked after. Good oral health can help live a longer, healthier life. Who would not want that? –by Dr Syeda Rehma Hasan All we have to do is start valuing our mouth, which motivates us to maintain oral hygiene. We should promise to prioritize…

Fixing the dilemmas of oral health during pregnancy
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Fixing the dilemmas of oral health during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a hormonal rush period. This induces various changes in the body, especially in the mouth. -By Dr Alizey Shahid Pregnant women are often excited during this period. However, at the same time, they are stressed out. Thus, dentists recommend practising good oral hygiene as vulnerability increases with escalating hormone levels. The struggle during…

COVID-19 vaccine: Will life return back to normal?
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COVID-19 vaccine: Will life return back to normal?

The British Health Secretary hailed COVID-19 vaccines as “the light at the end of the tunnel.” The world considers the COVID-19 vaccine as the pass to freedom. -by Dr Rimsha Qasim Several vaccines are approved for the masses: CanSinoBIO, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, Pfizer-BioNTech, to name a few. Clinical trials are fast-tracked to get vaccine approval on…

Dentists –Healthcare’s Silent Heroes
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Dentists –Healthcare’s Silent Heroes

By Dr Sumaiya Hasan As a dentist, I vividly recall a day from my house job in 2012 when I had my posting in the Department of Oral Medicine. After a complete assessment of a patient’s dental problems, the Head of Department (HoD) referred him to a physician. This was because the HoD, after a…

Why should dentists get the COVID vaccine?
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Why should dentists get the COVID vaccine?

With COVID-19 vaccinations beginning in Pakistan, dentists are entering a critical phase in this pandemic along with the rest of the healthcare services. -by Dr Muntaha Tariq Dentists are the ones who are at the highest risk of contracting coronavirus, even more than nurses or paramedics. As dentists are in direct contact with the saliva…

PMC: Rising fees and falling standards?
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PMC: Rising fees and falling standards?

By Dr Yasir Israr Medicine is regarded as the crème de la crème for a long time in the South Asian community. Considering the gold standard in education and a choice career for many, it is regarded as a stable future. It is an understatement to say that the gruelling curriculum can be survived by…

Baby bottle tooth decay! All you need to look for
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Baby bottle tooth decay! All you need to look for

Tooth decay in infants and young children or toddlers is known as baby bottle tooth decay. It most commonly affects the upper front teeth but may involve other teeth. -by Dr Muntaha Tariq Caries initially represents as brown spots on the teeth which worsen with time. Caries leads to the cavity formation, pain, swelling adjacent…


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