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FDI announces 2020 World Oral Health Day Award winners

August 6, 2020 | News

Zurich: World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is organized by FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) and is celebrated annually on 20 March. Each year, FDI recognizes outstanding contributions to this global awareness campaign through the WOHD Awards. FDI warmly congratulates all winners for their exemplary work and hopes that their efforts will inspire others to lead equally engaging campaigns of their own.

Infectious expert debunks popular myths related to COVID-19

July 24, 2020 | News

Karachi: COVID-19 cases are decreasing, but the surge can be anticipated after Eid-ul-Azha if citizens are not cautious. The process of meat distribution should be done by observing preventive measures.

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Experts decode the reason behind drop in COVID-19 cases

July 22, 2020 | News

Karachi: In a recent turn of events, over 204,000 Covid-19 patients have been recovered in Pakistan; around 78% of approximately 263,400 cases reported in the country, indicating that that the peak has passed and the government has managed to flatten the coronavirus curve.

COVID-19: UK experts make breakthrough advancement in search of vaccine

July 21, 2020 | News

London: According to recent research published in the Lancet, a single dose of the vaccine called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 elicits an increase in spike-specific antibodies and neutralising antibody after a booster dose. The study shows that the pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) might be curtailed by vaccination.

IDS 2021 will revive the international dental business

July 21, 2020 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: The coronavirus pandemic is also posing unprecedented challenges for the dental industry. The impact on markets and various business models are still difficult to assess. At the same time, all industry participants are working intensively on creative solutions to optimally ensure safe and productive cooperation with partners and suppliers, especially in times of crisis.

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PMDC annulled registrations of practitioners by PMC; Netizens demand to take back decision

July 17, 2020 | News

Rawalpindi: According to the latest notification of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), the registration certificates of Registered Medical Practitioner(RMP) and Registered Dental Practitioner (RDP) issued by Pakistan Medical Commission has been annulled. The press release also went viral among medical and dental-related social media platforms.

COVID-19: Health ministry issues return to work guidelines for dental care services

July 17, 2020 | News

Karachi: The Ministry of National Health Services and Regulations and Cooperation (NHSRC) recently released fresh guidelines for dentists who are resuming their practices again in COVID-19 Pandemic. The detailed official document included recommendations that were in continuation of initial guidelines issued by the ministry earlier.

Pakistan Dental Association urges dentists to join hands in fight against COVID-19

July 7, 2020 | News

Karachi: COVID-19 situation is complicated and disappointing, and the dental community is demoralized in such a scenario. Dentists are worried since they are not earning much, along with the constant fear of the contracting virus. We are fighting an invisible enemy; hence it’s a very challenging time for all of us.

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Live session on infection prevention and control in dentistry

July 3, 2020 | News

Karachi: Young Dental Council (YDC) recently arranged a live session on their Facebook page. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr Adil Bin Irfan, Head of hospital safety and faculty at Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine. The session comprised of the latest cutting edge discussions to address current issues in dental management.

President FDI stresses for unity among dental community towards a global vision

June 29, 2020 | News

Malaysia: Due to the coronavirus crisis, clinical practices all around the world are disturbed. It is essential to discuss the improvement in oral health and clinical practices to maintain the quality of prevention and care in global dentistry.

Endodontist highlights tactics to manage complex root canal anatomies

June 19, 2020 | News

Dubai: Root canal shaping and disinfection are the significant factors to impact access cavity designs. The skill to gain ideal cavity design depends on Dental Operating Microscope (DOM), Ultra Sonic (US), experience and operator skills.

Expert answers COVID-19 queries on self-isolation and more

June 19, 2020 | News

As the pandemic continues to affect the world, many people have turned to Google to answer their queries about coronavirus. The most burning topic these days have been self-isolation. While reliable sources are working hard to communicate correct information, but at times the messages are not reached to people. This could be attributed to fake reports and videos circulating on Facebook and WhatsApp, to create chaos and confusion among the general public.  Infectious Disease Expert, Dr Farheen Ali, Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases; Head, Department of Infectious Diseases, NICVD and Consultant, Infectious Diseases, South City Hospital finally answered most common questions related to self-isolation in COVID-19 pandemic and debunked popular myths circulated within virtual platforms. 

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Interview: How Odontologists Identified Plane Crash Victims

June 10, 2020 | Interviews

Dr Humayoun Temoor is the first qualified and trained Forensic Odontologist in Pakistan. Graduated from Isra Univesity, Dr Humayoun Temoor completed his Master of Science (MSc.) in Forensic Odontology from the University of Glamorgan, Wales. He also completed his post-graduation in Oral Implantology from Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. He is currently appointed as Senior Lecturer at University of Health Sciences, Lahore and continuing his services as Forensic Odontologist under Government of Punjab.

Dental experts shed light on how to drive career further

June 8, 2020 | News

KARACHI: Dental education experts got together for a seminar on Zoom recently to discuss the ‘Higher Inter-Disciplinary Dental Education in London in a new era: Driving your career further.’ from the perspective of senior dental academicians. 

Baqai Dental College resumes academic year with virtual classes

June 4, 2020 | News

Karachi: With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the possibility of resuming life back to normal seems like a far-fetched dream. In the midst of this, Baqai Medical University decided to resume their academic year via virtual classes.

Dr Humayun leading PK 8303 forensic investigation

June 1, 2020 | News

Karachi: Dr. Humayun Temoor urged that we should preserve our dental records since it has been regarded as the most valuable source for identification in case of accidents such as PIA (Pakistan International Airline) flight crash that recently happened in Karachi.

COVID-19: Health Ministry Issues New Guidelines For Dentists

May 12, 2020 | News

Karachi: The Ministry of National Health Services and Regulations and Cooperation (NHSRC) recently released fresh guidelines for dentists and dental patients’ management during COVID-19 Pandemic. The detailed official document included recommendations that got instantly viral among dental community on social media platforms.

Ramadan and oral health: Everything you need to know

May 11, 2020 | News

Just like every year, the holy month of Ramadan has returned again with blessings and joy. Muslims celebrate this month by fasting, sacrificing hunger and thirst just to get closer to God. The abstinence of food and water from Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) to Iftaar (dinner), help Muslims indulge in self- reflection. However, the routine of fasting can make oral hygiene neglected. This gives rise to common oral health issues.

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