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Prof Khalid Almas Among World’s Top 2% Scientists

November 27, 2020 | News

Karachi: Professor Khalid Almas has been figured in the list of the world’s top two per cent scientists in a global list issued by the United States’ Stanford University. 

Interview: “Artificial Intelligence can revolutionise the future of dentistry”

November 12, 2020 | Interviews

Born and raised in Pakistan, Dr Wardah completed her bachelors from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) in 2010. Later she moved to the USA in 2012, where she completed her Masters in Electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), went to Harvard Business School for a year for select courses and then completed her PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  She has corporate experience in GE and Apple and is the recipient of the MIT Graduate Women of Excellence Award. She is the Co-founder of U-link technologies, where they developed the first AI-driven operating systems of an autonomous and fully-distributed micro grid. She then co-founded and is the CEO of the company Overjet. Her ground-breaking research in the use of Artificial Intelligence in dental imaging has taken the dental world by storm.  The company name and Dr Wardah Inam have been featured in Forbes and TechCrunch. Overjet is pioneering Artificial Intelligence-Driven Dentistry. Her company was founded by PhDs from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and dentists from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and incubated at the Harvard Innovation Labs. The team of Overjet is dedicated to solving the most challenging problems in dentistry to improve care for millions of patients.

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Hamdard University organises event to highlight importance of oral diagnosis

November 7, 2020 | News

Karachi: The Department of Oral Diagnosis, Hamdard University Dental Hospital, recently arranged a presentation session for their students. The students were given different topics pertaining to dentistry, oral, and general health conditions.

KMDC dental house officers unpaid for 9 months

October 29, 2020 | News

KARACHI: Dental house officers of Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) have been deprived of their salaries for the past nine months and protested against the administration outside Press Club.

RCD holds IMM TOACS preparatory course

October 23, 2020 | News

Peshawar: IMM (intermediate module) Task-Oriented Assessment of Clinical Skills (TOACS) preparatory course was recently arranged at Rehman College of dentistry (RCD), Peshawar. The chief guest of the event was Dr Bakhtiyar Zahid, Dean, Rehman Medical Institute (RMI).

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Dr Aubrey Sheiham: An unfinished journey

October 20, 2020 | News

Aubrey Sheiham was born in South Africa in 1936. A dental graduate from the University of Witwatersrand South Africa, Dr Aubrey progressed to become a dental epidemiologist. Later was appointed as professor of Dental Public at the University College, London. 

Interview: Explanation given to patient after procedure, is an excuse!

October 12, 2020 | Interviews

Dr Mohammad Ahmad Javaid graduated from the University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan in 2009. Following graduation, he moved to Canada to study for a Master’s in Dental Sciences from the McGill University, Canada. After completing his graduate studies, Dr Javaid then enrolled in Diploma in Periodontics, a three-year clinical residency program with a focus on advanced surgical techniques in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, at The University of British Columbia, Canada. Simultaneously, he also started his second Master’s in Craniofacial Sciences at The University of British Columbia. He also cleared the Fellowship of Royal College of Dentist Canada (RCDC) Exam in Periodontics and is a Fellow Elect with the RCDC. Dr Javaid has published numerous international articles and has peer-reviewed international journals and has contributed to multiple book chapters in internationally published books in the field of periodontics and implant dentistry. He is currently working as Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, University of Alberta, Canad

Royal College Of Surgeons Honours Dr Noor Ul Wahab With Fellowship

October 8, 2020 | News

KARACHI: President Pakistan Dental Association (PDA), Karachi Chapter, Dr Noor ul Wahab was recently awarded by a Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDSRCS England). The fellowship has been a Dental postgraduate professional qualification which is bestowed by the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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PDA Gujranwala provides free oral treatment to Central Jail inmates

October 3, 2020 | News

Gujranwala: Under the leadership of Dr Hasan Bashir Basra, President, Pakistan Dental Association (PDA), Gujranwala, Dr Rizwan Asghar, Finance Secretary, PDA organised a free dental camp in Central Jail, Gujranwala.

Dr Irfan becomes first Pakistani dentist to speak at Latin American online conference

September 28, 2020 | News

Karachi: Dr Irfan Qureshi, who is rapidly becoming a talismanic presence for Implantology in Pakistan, once again made Pakistan dental community proud. He will be the first and the only Pakistani dentist representing country ever on the global event, DENTIS Latin America Online Conference.

Hamdard University conducts workshop on research

September 19, 2020 | News

KARACHI – Hamdard University Dental Hospital (HDUH) conducted a two-day online research methodology workshop. The workshop was organized and facilitated by Dr Shikoh Naz, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Dentistry and Oral Diagnosis and Dr Saima Asim, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Dentistry and Oral Diagnosis, HUDH. 

Live session highlights dental career opportunities after graduation

September 10, 2020 | News

Karachi: The office of Student Affairs, Ziauddin University (ZU) recently conducted a live online session titled, BDS perspective (after graduation) on Facebook. The event was the first session of the many upcoming sessions under the umbrella of ZU student affairs. The session was hosted by Dr Ayesha Hanif, Faculty member and MDS trainee, Department of Periodontology. The event was moderated by Dr Khizra Rehman, Lecturer, Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, Ziauddin College of Dentistry (ZCD), Ms Sehar and Dr Almas Farhan, Director, Department of Continuing of Medical Education, ZU.

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Dr Kamran Vasfy receives Sitara-E-Imtiaz

September 8, 2020 | News

ISLAMABAD: Dr Kamran Vasfy was honoured with Sitara-e-Imtiaz in recognition of his services rendered to dentistry in Pakistan. The prestigious civil award was conferred by the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi, in the ceremony held at President House. The ceremony was originally scheduled on March 23, 2020, but it had to be postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

Interview: ICD strives to advance dentistry in underdeveloped countries

September 8, 2020 | Interviews | News

After completing BDS from de’ Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore in 1979, Prof Dr Arshad Malik served as Principal of Dental Section and Head of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad and Sahara Medical College, Narowal. Dr Arshad has an experience of more than 26 years of teaching. He has been examiner of many dental colleges in Pakistan including College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, University of Health Sciences Lahore, Punjab University, Ghandhara University, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences. He has also been elected as President emeritus of Central council, Pakistan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and President of Pakistan Dental Association, Chakwal in 2018. Currently, Prof. Dr Arshad is the Principal and Dean of HBS Dental College, Islamabad. He is also Regent and Fellow of International College of Dentists (ICD) Section XV (Region 24) Afghanistan, Pakistan. He is a regular presenter in many international conferences with special reference to ICD as invited speaker.

PMDC cancels accreditation of 10 medical, Dental Colleges

September 5, 2020 | News

Islamabad: In a recent notification, Pakistan Medical and Dental Commission (PMDC) cancelled the accreditation and registration of 10 medical and dental Colleges.

Can Proper Hospital Waste Management Reduce Monsoon Mayhem?

September 1, 2020 | News

The heavy rainfall dimmed the city of lights, Karachi into never-ending chaos and hopelessness. As per recent reports, 26 people have lost their lives in the urban flooding and damage caused by the monsoon. With underpasses filled with water up to the brim and overspilled sewerage pipes showed the horrifying state of Karachi’s poor development and management system. The flood tramped over everything in its way and gushed into the residential areas. The exact figure to determine the loss is not yet confirmed, but the metropolis looked way ancient than the ruins of Moen jo Daro civilizations.

Dental Prosthetics and Orthodontics: A combination of success in dental rehab

August 31, 2020 | News

Karachi: Orthodontics and Dental Prosthetics have been classified as two essential elements of the dental industry. To achieve success in rehabilitation cases, the dentist needs to have a profound knowledge of both. Referring to the biodynamics of teeth, Dr Nadim Aboujaode delivered an online lecture entitled ‘A tooth and a string: The magical bio-dynamics of the teeth.’ The live webinar session was organized by the Centre of Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP).

PDA distributes free PPE among healthcare professionals

August 21, 2020 | News

Karachi: Pakistan Dental Association (Central) recently distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) among medical doctors, dentists, and other healthcare staff in Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

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