July 20, 2019 PMA objects to unconstitutional PMDC decisions

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) recently expressed its concern over the practice of taking unconstitutional decisions by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC). We reiterate to run the affairs of the PMDC according to its constitution. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association, Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement said that the PMA is...

July 15, 2019 Writers criticize lack of checks on language used in the electronic media

KARACHI: “None of the TV channels today have hired qualified script editors which are adversely affecting the state of Urdu language in Pakistan,” said playwright Haseena Moin at a panel discussion on Urdu Story writing which turned into a debate on the general state of the Urdu language in Pakistan. The panel consisting of renowned...

July 12, 2019 430 teeth extracted from a 14yr old’s mouth

A team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons of Nishtar Institute of Dentistry, in Multan, pulled out 430 teeth from the maxilla and mandible of a 14 year old boy. The boy was suffering from Complex Odontoma and had hundreds of teeth in his maxilla and mandible. In the first step, surgery was performed on the...

July 8, 2019 National level strategy needed to deal with quackery

KARACHI: The Anti-Quackery Directorate of the Sindh Health Care Commission has organized a second task force committee meeting where experts discussed various areas of healthcare. The task force committee meeting was attended by representatives of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC), National Council for Homeopathy (NCH), and Pharmacy Council of...

June 29, 2019 Medical colleges to be annually categorized on quality by PMDC

Islamabad- Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to initiate annual categorization of all public and private medical and dental colleges of Pakistan, based on quality. According to an official of PMDC, all medical and dental colleges will be ranked into five categories from A+ to D on the basis of their performance indicators,...

June 24, 2019 SHCC conducts training of trainers

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Care Commission’s (SHCC) Directorate of Clinical Governance & Training recently organized a “train the trainer” session on Sindh Service Delivery Standards (SSDS) at Darul Sehat Hospital. This training will be attended by the SHCC’s inspection team and medical experts. The objective is to train the experts in the field on SSDS...

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No more Root-Canal

A revolutionary Swiss dental product by the name of “Pulpotec”  has created ease for millions of patients throughout the world , by eliminating the need for a root canal and enabling permanent restoration in case of Vital Canals! The technique causes minimum discomfort for the patient.Now, the cautious and compassionate dentists can; save the tooth, minimize…

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A sanctuary for the quacks…Is it?

Health care is a highly sensitive humanitarian profession, which requires a broad knowledge-base and practical training in human biology, physiology, chemistry, hygiene and surgical skills, driven by a compassionate mindset. Although every competent doctor today is able to earn a handsome remuneration, it was never meant to be a money-making business. Centuries ago, it emerged…

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IADSR international conference 2013 kicks off in Islamabad, Pakistan

The IADSR International Conference 2013 at the Convention Center Islamabad has started off with two Hands-on Course Programmes on “Direct Veneers”and “Bleaching” – conducted by Dr. Wolfgang Richter and Dr.Philip Lewis from the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (ESCD). These lectures are being conducted at the Islamic International Dental College G-7/4 and the Islamabad Medical…

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Breaking News: PDA Cases Withdrawn

Karachi: In the larger interest of the dental community Dr. Mahmood Shah and others have withdrawn their cases in the Sindh High Court against the PDA CC elections and it is expected that the results will now be announced soon and the new office bearers will take oath of office. It is important to mention…

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Prof. Masood Hameed elected PMDC’s chair

KARACHI – Members of the PMDC Council have unanimously elected Prof. Dr. Masood Hameed Khan the Vice Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences, as President and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Awais of King Edward University as Vice President, of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC). The Council members also elected  members of Executive Committee of…

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Condolence Meeting of Dr. Rafique A. Memon at DUHS

KARACHI- A meeting was held at the DMC’s Arag Auditorium, to condone sad demise of Dr. Rafique A. Memon, who passed away on 20th August 2013. Dr Memon was a pioneering dentist and Dean – Faculty of Dentistry & Allied Sciences, Isra Dental College & Hospital, Hyderabad. Paying tribute to the services of the departed soul,…

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Conferences galore in Pakistan

KARACHI- Looking at the conference calendar of dentistry all one can think is that the industry is booming like never before. If that is not the case then what is the reason for this sudden surge in the number of dental conferences in Pakistan. The talk of the town is that the dentists have suddenly…


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