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Where is our female dental force going?

February 12, 2014

A January report released by Canberra Australia revealed that female dentists in Australia have risen from 35 percent to 37 percent in 2012. Proportion wise, females constitute 97 percent of employed dental therapists, 95 percent of employed dental hygienists and 85 percent of oral therapists in Australia. This indicates a positive trend in the previously male dominated field of dentistry in the country.

Transitional care in dentistry: Challenges and benefits

February 10, 2014

The rise in demand of healthcare services is showing a spillover effect on to other allied healthcare industries such as dentistry. Dentistry since its inception has undergone evolution in terms of quality, technology, simplification of services and creation of positive and quality service standards.

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Awareness camp by Ziauddin college

January 31, 2014

Lack of awareness of oral hygiene causes numerous patients to present to dental OPDs with severe tooth ache, oral lesions and other problems. These problems can be easily be prevented with regular screening and community education.

Portuguese Dental Association Congress 2013 held in Lisbon

January 25, 2014

The Portuguese Dental Association (PDA) organises the largest dental congress in Portugal, annually. Last year it took place in Lisbon, from 21 till 23 November under the Tagus River scenery. The year’s Opening Ceremony featured a Portuguese comedian named Nilton, who presented glimpses of the lighter side of the profession, just before the lectures and institutional speeches began.

International certification for health care professors

January 21, 2014

A batch of 22 medical teachers have received their Certification after completing an elaborate training Programme at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) in Lahore, under the aegis of the University of Liverpool – United Kingdom.

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18th UAE International Dental Conference begins in Dubai on 4th Feb, 2014

January 8, 2014

Dubai World Dental Meeting – DWDM will also be held from 1– 3 February 2014 The 18th edition of the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition – AEEDC Dubai 2014 will take place at the state-of-the-art Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC) from 4 to 6 February 2014.

Dr. Saurabh Lall wins “Outstanding Dentist of the Year 2013” Award in India.

January 6, 2014

Dr. Saurabh Lall is a prominent Dental surgeon of India who regularly contributes to Dental News Pakistan and enriches the knowledge-base of the healthcare community, by sharing his articles and research papers. His qualifications include BDS and MDS Degrees and professionally specializes in Periodontics and Implant Dental Surgery along with Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Year in review: How dentistry innovated in 2013

January 2, 2014

The year 2013 saw some of the finest innovations to be introduced in the world of dentistry, ushering in the next step towards dental evolution. Following are some of these innovations and how they will influence the dentistry of the future.

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Cosmetic dentistry trends in 2013: Why brushing up on your cosmetics may be the best decision you make?

December 19, 2013

With a growing medical tourism industry, dental treatments have become one of the key components of the treatment plans sought by individuals. Many customers become aware of the latest dental technologies and then seek cheaper quality solutions in developing medical tourism countries.

Henry Schein to invest in BioHorizons

December 7, 2013

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein, provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, has announced plans to invest in dental implant manufacturer BioHorizons. With the strategic acquisition, which follows an investment in European company CAMLOG Biotechnologies, the company aims at expanding its position in the dental specialty market.

Eight female dental surgeons appointed in Baluchistan

December 4, 2013

The appointment of female dentists brings bright prospects in the current scenario, where the number of non-practicing Female Dental Surgeons is increasing in the country. Such measures will create more opportunities for female dentists

Reconstructive Periodontal Plastic Surgery course held in Lahore

November 16, 2013

Lahore: Topics covered during the training were; Treatment of various frenal attachments, Suturing techniques, Soft Tissue & Esthetic Considerations in Implant Therapy, The Significance of Smile Lines in Implant Dentistry, Soft Tissue Grafting & Mucogingival Defects and Smile Lines.

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1st National Conference on Primary Dental Health

November 1, 2013

Karachi: The learned dentists must go for post graduate programmes in Oral Medicine and Periodontology, which will enable us to offer Post graduate training and FCPS in new fields. Doctors should be more honest and compassionate in their work, and focus more on the patients, while demonstrating a team spirit among the health care industry says Dr. Masood Hameed Khan

Dr. Awab Alvi elected in the standing committee of FDI 2013

September 6, 2013

Dr. Awab Alvi stated that he is very excited to be elected as the “Digital Strategist” for the global governing body of dentists. The central Council of FDI is composed of FDI Presidents, President-Elect, Treasurer and 10 Councilors, each one elected by the General Assembly to serve as directors of FDI World Dental Federation

Dr. Mahmood Shah – A strong contestant at the FDI elections.

August 28, 2013

Istunbul, Turkey -  Despite the restraints created by the war on terror across Pakistan,the Dr. Shah and PDA is actively conducting Oral Health activities, awareness campaigns, conferences and Continuous Dental Education (CDE) seminars and has proved to be able leader within Pakistan and Asia-Pacific.

Dr. Ayyaz Ali Khan shares effective solutions for Dentistry

August 23, 2013

Islamabad, Pakistan: Initiatives can help, only if we can make the quacks follow the basic procedures and acquire formal training, aimed at protecting the health of their patients. If these procedures are followed for a couple of generations, we can expect a revolution in safe dental practices. Otherwise, the idea of eliminating them is simply wishful thinking and Utopian aims.

Pakistan dental industry seeing a social media revolution

August 22, 2013

Karachi, Pakistan: While both product and service based industries demonstrated speed in adapting social media, health care remains slow. Health-care marketing in many respects remains slow due to the strong ethical concerns regarding medicines and medical procedures.

Prof. Dr. Philip Louis – ESCD (UK) visits Pakistan.

August 20, 2013

Islamabad, Pakistan: As technology advances, more and more treatments become possible. As treatments become increasingly effective and simple, more patients demand relief from their ailments. As the common phenomenon dictates; we can see that, with the increase in demand for health-care services, the prices tend to go down.

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