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A Successful Method to Reduce Dental Implant Failure
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A Successful Method to Reduce Dental Implant Failure

Dental implant is an artificial tooth placed inside one’s jaws to replace a tooth lost due to an injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason.  According to American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) 15 million of the population have crown or bridge replacements. Moreover, three million of the people have dental implants, with the number…

Meet Egypt’s First Deaf Dentist
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Meet Egypt’s First Deaf Dentist

Meet Esraa: the woman who defied all odds to become the only deaf practicing dentist in Egypt at present. Despite being born with a disability, Esraa dared to dream big. She challenged societal norms and stereotypes to prove that “anything is possible” and a deaf person is just as capable of being a practical professional…

Poster Competition at Ziauddin Dental College
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Poster Competition at Ziauddin Dental College

KARACHI-A poster competition was recently held at Ziauddin College of Dentistry. The competition was organized by the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnosis, under the supervision of Dr. Afifa Razi (Head of Department). She provided a great platform to communicate the importance of oral health, facilitating the provision of knowledgeable skills of students. The organizing…

World Oral Health Day celebrations at SMDC
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World Oral Health Day celebrations at SMDC

LAHORE-Word Oral Health Day is held annually around the world focusing on raising awareness of the importance of good oral health. Every year it is held under a new and specific theme. The theme for WOHD 2017 is Live Mouth Smart. An important event for the entire community, World Oral Health Day is an initiative that hopes…

Recycling used oral care products
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Recycling used oral care products

Oral care products such as used toothpaste tubes, worn out toothbrushes, empty flossing containers, and mouthwash bottles normally end up in the garbage after serving their purpose but now they are being collected for recycling purposes. Dentistry contributes to a significant amount of waste product because of basic hygiene protocol. With every new patient, there…

Poor oral health : a cause of malnutrition in the elderly
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Poor oral health : a cause of malnutrition in the elderly

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published the findings of a recent study that proved the relationship between poor oral health, food scarcity and malnutrition in old adults. The research was carried out by UN school of medicine and concluded that lack of food and oral health care causes nutrition deficiency in old adults and…

How drug abuse drastically damages oral health
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How drug abuse drastically damages oral health

Drug usage is becoming increasingly common these days with around three million people starting drug intake every year. According to a study conducted by Dr. Hooman Baghaie, one in 20 people between the ages 15 to 64 years consumes drugs every year, with around 10 percent of them drug addicts or having some sort of…

8 Things That Cannot Remain Hidden from Your Dentist
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8 Things That Cannot Remain Hidden from Your Dentist

Most amongst us pay a visit to the dentist only when we feel like our teeth could use some cleaning or when the pain has become unbearable. Little does one know that dentists cannot only diagnose diseases that might be affecting them but also any specific dietary or parafunctional habits that generally go unnoticed otherwise….

Teenager Loses Most Of Her Face After A Routine Tooth Extraction
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Teenager Loses Most Of Her Face After A Routine Tooth Extraction

A teenager from Cambodia lost 60% of her face following a number of supposedly routine dental procedures which resulted in an infection from ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria. 18-year-old Suth Ret developed ‘Necrotizing Fasciitis’ after minor procedures to have a tooth removed. She visited a doctor in December last year complaining of a sinus infection. He suggested she…

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