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Int’l speaker offers insight on Enamel, Saliva relationship

By DT Pakistan
March 14, 2020

Lahore: Research and Ethical Review Committee of College of Dentistry, Lahore Medical and Dental College (LMDC) recently organized a seminar entitled, Enamel-Saliva Continuum. Mr Paul Anderson, a Professor of Oral Biology and the Chair of Dental Post-graduate committee, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), was invited to speak on the topic. The seminar was formally officiated by the Chairperson, Research and Ethical Review Committee, Prof. Dr. Nazli Shujaat and was attended by faculty members, House officers and Post-graduate residents.

Prof. Anderson gave a very insightful and forthcoming talk which was thoroughly appreciated by the audiences. He talked about Enamel –Saliva relationship and how this “peptide” skin of teeth serves to protect enamel surfaces from acidic attack by influencing the surface chemistry of calcium hydroxyapatite, the mineral component of enamel and how novel X-ray microscopic methods have assisted in the studies of enamel-saliva continuum. Prof. Anderson ended his lecture with a very comprehensive overview of Dental Post-graduate courses offered at QMUL.

Towards the end, Principal Dental College LMDC, Prof. Dr. Aqib Sohail gave a vote of thanks to Prof. Anderson and the organizing committee for arranging a successful seminar. He emphasized on the importance of acquiring Post Graduate Degree and encouraged the House Officers and Post Graduate Residents to actively pursue Post Graduate courses offered at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He concluded by presenting the plaque of appreciation to the guest speaker.

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