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Is dentistry the right profession for you? Come find out

A career in dentistry is challenging but rewarding at the same time. As of 2017, dentistry has been crowned #1 in the ‘World’s 100 Best Jobs’ List. The most commonly raised question, however, is how does one know whether dentistry is their true calling? If you have a passion for welfare, creativity, and most importantly,…

A Visit for Tooth Extraction led to a Woman’s Death!
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A Visit for Tooth Extraction led to a Woman’s Death!

Hayley Drinkell, aged 49, recently died when she visited the dentist for tooth extraction. It has been deduced that the cause of death was blood poisoning. Her death took place 1 week after her visit to her dental care expert. Even though experts have confessed that it is difficult to directly connect dental extraction with…

Erasing Dental Phobia with a Furry Paw
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Erasing Dental Phobia with a Furry Paw

Scared of getting that root canal your dental surgeon has been prescribing since forever? Well, no-one feels that way anymore at Dr. Lisa Gushin’s dental clinic in North Carolina where a 3 year Maltese dog Boston eagerly waits for patients to come visit. Boston is the resident unofficial therapy dog who helps relax all the…

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…

FJDC participated in KMC medical camp
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FJDC participated in KMC medical camp

Fatima Jinnah Dental College (FJDC) & hospital participated in 2 major events with Karachi Munipical Corporation. The theme of the event was free medical and dental checkup. This was a perfect example of when the private sector joins with the public sector to facilitate the civilians. Deputy mayor of Karachi Dr Arshad Vohra inaugurated this…

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 to diagnose diabetes in unaware patients
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How to diagnose diabetes in unaware patients

Research has shown that diabetes and gingivitis is directly related. According to a few experts, people with gum diseases can have difficulties in keeping their blood sugar levels under control. Others believe that it can be the other way round as well, as according to American Academy of Periodontology people with diabetes are more prone…

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…

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