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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

Chinese Naval Hospital Ship arrives in Karachi

August 19, 2013

Karachi: During its one-week stay in Karachi, the ship's medical staff will give on-the-spot medical services to local residents at a military hospital. Meanwhile, the Chinese medics and their Pakistani counterparts will jointly conduct surgeries on patients

IADSR international conference 2013 kicks off in Islamabad, Pakistan.

August 16, 2013

Islamabad, Pakistan: IADSR International Conference 2013 kicks off at National Convention Centre Islamabad, Pakistan with overwhelming response from students and faculty with the theme of Cosmetic Dentistry – where art meets science.

Role of women in dental academia

August 13, 2013

Karachi: Among the various factors influencing the choice of an academic career, one of the most important was the influence of mentors and role models. As one author said, "Mentoring activities and creation of opportunities for career development is a crucial factor in developing interest in academics among graduate dentists." Accepting the women as change agent will definitely bring many improvements and reforms.

Subsidized dental healthcare for Pakistan?

July 20, 2013

Karachi: Public dental healthcare services have long served the disadvantaged communities globally. Pakistani public dental institutes and colleges have been doing the same. But these traditional public health care services have largely excluded dental services due to cost concerns. This challenge remains in the developed nations as well.

Are pharmaceutical manufacturers charging too much for dental medicines?

July 20, 2013

Karachi: A recent rise in inflation has reduced profit margins of the pharmaceutical sector. PPMA Chairman Jawed Akhai states that many companies have shut down as a direct result of this rise in costs of production, four being multinational companies. Alongside, the rise of general sales tax (GST) from 16 to 17 percent is likely to add to the problems faced by the sector.

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