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Dentistry Amidst Pakistan’s Third COVID Wave

April 20, 2021 | News

2020 was brutal. The dark clouds of COVID were a threat to humanity. They also acted as a catalyst, allowing the nations to think about how to cope up in uncertain situations.

IPAC Foundation holds training workshop for de’ Montmorency College of Dentistry

April 13, 2021 | News

Lahore: The Department of Safe Dentistry, Infection Prevention and Control Foundation (IPAC Foundation), recently conducted a training workshop on infection prevention and control in dental healthcare settings for the faculty at de’ Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore.

PDA Backs Students, Challenges PMC’s 60% Requirement

April 9, 2021 | News

Karachi: Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) recently submitted a counter-affidavit to confirm that set of pleas challenging the 60 per cent marks condition for eligibility in written bachelors of dental surgery (BDS) admission test should be granted and found no objection in the application.

HBS Celebrates ‘Orientation And White Coat Ceremony’

March 13, 2021 | News

Islamabad: The Dental Section of HBS Medical and Dental College recently organised ‘Orientation Day- White Coat Ceremony for the newly inducted BDS batch. The event was lead by Dr Qurat-Ul-Ain, Head of the Department of Community Dentistry. 

The Obsession With Certificates Over Quality Education

March 12, 2021 | News

Most professionals are missing the point by largely putting so much weight on certificates as a predominant pathway to continuing medical education.

Mastering Online Dental Consultation

March 11, 2021 | News

As we are getting accustomed to the new normal, we must explore the idea of online consultation. This option has been available for a while, but its importance has come to light during the pandemic.

Online Event Emphasises On ‘Primary Healthcare & Practice Of Dentistry’

March 9, 2021 | News

Karachi: The committee of continuing dental education committee, Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry (LCMD), recently arranged an online webinar. The event was in collaboration with the Department of Health Professions Education (DHPE).

The Many Reasons To Be Proud Of Your Mouth

March 3, 2021 | News

The mouth is the gateway to our body and should be looked after. Good oral health can help live a longer, healthier life. Who would not want that?

Dentists –Healthcare’s Silent Heroes

February 28, 2021 | News

As a dentist, I vividly recall a day from my house job in 2012 when I had my posting in the Department of Oral Medicine. After a complete assessment of a patient’s dental problems, the Head of Department (HoD) referred him to a physician. This was because the HoD, after a thorough oral examination of the patient where he found that the patient had had good oral hygiene. the patient still was complaining about his bad breath and bleeding gums. The dentist instantly suspected him of having diabetes. The patient surprisingly had good oral hygiene.

Why Should Dentists Get The COVID Vaccine?

February 26, 2021 | News

With COVID-19 vaccinations beginning in Pakistan, dentists are entering a critical phase in this pandemic along with the rest of the healthcare services.

Dr Nabeel Baig guides students through formulating research question 

February 25, 2021 | News

Karachi: The Department of Pharmacology, Fazaia Ruth Pfau Medical College (FRPMC) recently organised a guest lecture titled ‘Formulating Research Question and Scientific Paper Writing.

FJDC Dedicates Month Of February To Cancer Awareness

February 24, 2021 | News

Karachi: Fatima Jinnah Dental College (FJDC) recently celebrated World Cancer Month. The event provided an opportunity for spreading awareness about the disease, symptoms and detection. The event raised awareness about the signs and early detection of cancer. 

Will The New Normal Continue After The Vaccine?

February 23, 2021 | News

The British Health Secretary Hailed COVID-19 Vaccines As “The Light At The End Of The Tunnel.” The World Considers The COVID-19 Vaccine As The Pass To Freedom.

HITEC-IMS Holds Workshop On Dental Emergencies

February 9, 2021 | News

Karachi: As part of the Faculty Development Program, a one day workshop was organised by the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS), HITEC Institute of Medical Sciences (HITEC-IMS), Dental College. The workshop was attended by the Heads of Departments of Basic Dental Sciences and Clinical departments of Dental College. 

AMDC Conducts Free Dental Check-Up

January 29, 2021 | News

Karachi: Markaz-e-Umeed, the school for special needs children, in collaboration with Ameen Medical and Dental Center (AMDC) recently organized an oral health check-up camp and oral health awareness program for young students and parents.

Interview: Only personal accountability can lead to success

January 19, 2021 | Interviews

Professor Dr Khalid Almas graduated from de Montmorency College of Dentistry, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. He then moved to the UK, for Master in Periodontology and later Master in Dental Public Health from Eastman Institute of Dental Sciences and the London Hospital Medical College/University College, University of London. He earned a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgery and later a Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Later on, he earned a fellowship of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. He is also a fellow of the International College of Dentists. He served as Head of Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, and Assistant Professor at de Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, then as an Assistant Professor at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He served as an Associate Professor at New York University from 2003 -2007 and then moved to University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He was promoted to full professor rank in 2011 and served as a Clinical Professor, Director predoctoral periodontics program and Director International Fellowship in Advanced Periodontics. Currently, Dr Almas is serving as Professor of Periodontology and Graduate Periodontics Program Director, at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University. He also maintains his visiting/volunteer professor position at the University of Connecticut, USA and Rawal Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan. His editorial and Ad hoc reviewer services extended to more than 15 biomedical and dental journals. He has also served as International Examiner in top universities of Malaysia, Sweden and Sudan. He has written more than 230 papers in peer reviewed dental and Medical journals, along with two books and many chapters written for books published in different countries. His exceptional record has made his name listed among world’s top 2% scientist. A list that has been compiled by Ioannidis et al from Stanford University who analysed thousands of articles on the Scopus database until May 2020. The inclusion of Dr Khalid name in the list is a true testimony of his hard work and dedication in the field of Dentistry and Research. Dental Tribune Pakistan recently spoke to Dr Khalid about his efforts toward the positive representation of Pakistan on global and national dental platforms and about his contribution to the dental profession and research.

Students showcase skills in Orthodontic presentation competition

January 18, 2021 | News

Karachi: The Department of Orthodontics, Bahria University Medical and Dental College (BUMDC) recently organised a presentation competition of final year BDS students as an end-rotation activity. 

LCMD Organises Workshop On ‘Formatting BCQs’

January 8, 2021 | News

Karachi: The Department of Health Professional Education (DHPE), Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry (LCMD) recently organised a series of workshops entitled ‘Formatting Best Choice Questions (BCQs) for faculty members of Medicine and Dentistry.

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