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Antenatal Health Above Quackery
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Antenatal Health Above Quackery

The significance of oral health is common knowledge among health professionals; however, addressing it exclusively while providing preconception or antenatal care to women is seen as a rarity. An international research found out that “only 44% of the women surveyed said that their doctor talked to them about oral health during their pregnancy visits.” In…

BiO-21 – A Cure or Curse?
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BiO-21 – A Cure or Curse?

The hog wild OTC sale of the tablets Bio-21, also marketed as teething-21, in Pakistan is an age-old issue that has never been highlighted with due significance. The active ingredients of Bio-21 include Calcarea Phosphorus (CalC Phos.) and Ferrous Phosphorium. Calc Phosphorus is a major component in most fertilizers, animal feed, glass manufacturing, and dental…

Colored 3-D X-Ray Technology Soon to Be Tested
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Colored 3-D X-Ray Technology Soon to Be Tested

Recently, a New Zealand based company, MARS Bioimaging Ltd, developed a technology to create 3D X-ray images, in collaboration with CERN, which is a Swiss based largest particle Physics laboratory in the world. In 2012, this lab discovered the elusive Higgs Boson particle. Their research took place at the Large Hadron Collider, over a couple…

Gum Disease Affects Overall Health in Men, Finds Study
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Gum Disease Affects Overall Health in Men, Finds Study

Men with gum disease are more than twice as likely to have difficulty getting an erection, according to research. Experts say the link works both ways and having either gum disease or erectile dysfunction makes men more likely to develop the other. In the first study to be done on European men, scientists at the…

Halitosis In Dentistry
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Halitosis In Dentistry

Prof. Dost Ali Baloch BDS BSc DDPH RCS (Eng) Professor /Incharge Oral Biology Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences Prof. HR Sukhia BDS, BSc, MS, F.D.S.R.C.P.S, F.D.S (Orth)R.C.S.I, M.Orth R.C.S Halitosis or bad breath is the most commonly encountered problem, seen in Karachi’s dental and orthodontic patients, especially in private clinic setups. This condition is usually caused…

Uol Equipped With Dental Operating Microscope
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Uol Equipped With Dental Operating Microscope

By Dr Attique ur Rehman Improvements in technology have greatly benefited the medical profession. One such innovation is an Operating Microscope which is indeed an essential part of an ophthalmologist’s armamentarium. The human tooth is of comparable size to the eye, however ironically the use of magnification is not as much in vogue among dentists….

A Long Way to Go
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A Long Way to Go

I had always thought that, by the time I become a certified dentist, I’d be giving free dental treatments to family and friends (just the close ones though, obviously). Well unfortunately, I’m not there yet! While becoming a dentist I learned a lot of things; from roots canal treatments, extractions, fillings, to almost everything; but…

Role of Corticosteroids in Dentistry
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Role of Corticosteroids in Dentistry

Dr.Mahreen Shahzad MSc (London),B.D.S, R.D.S Head of Department & Associate Professor Oral Medicine & Diagnostic Department Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences (Sir Syed Dental Hospital) Corticosteroids, since their beginning in the 1940s, have turn out to be one of the most broadly prescribed class of drugs. They belong to a class of chemicals that…

Needlestick Injury – Is it just a prick?
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Needlestick Injury – Is it just a prick?

By Dr Shehryar Hameed Siddiqi Registrar, Baqai Dental College Needlestick injury is the penetration of the skin by a needle or other sharp object, which has been in contact with blood, tissue or other body fluids before the exposure. These injuries have the possibility to lead to transmission of blood-borne diseases, placing those exposed at increased…

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