Dental Tribune Pakistan
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.

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.

Interview: There is no comparison between virtual classes and hands-on experience

August 12, 2020 | Interviews

Dr Adil Bin Irfan graduated from the Fatima Jinnah Dental College in 2011. Following graduation, he worked as a Registrar and later appointed as Head of Hospital Safety at Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine. After completing his post-graduation degree of MCPS in Health Care Systems Management, Dr Adil focused more on healthcare quality management, patients’ and health personnel safety, infection prevention and control. Dr Adil’s areas of interest include community-based awareness outreach programs, public health, hospital and healthcare management and research methodology. Aside from involvement in academia, he is also a private practitioner. Recently Dental Tribune Pakistan sat down to talk about his journey as a forensic odontologist for our readers. Excerpts from his interview are as under:

PMDC blames Ministry for delay in registration of doctors

August 10, 2020 | News

ISLAMABAD: Amidst announcement by foreign medical and dental graduates to protest outside the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) recently, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has blamed the delay in the registration of doctors on the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS).

FDI announces 2020 World Oral Health Day Award winners

August 6, 2020 | News

Zurich: World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is organized by FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) and is celebrated annually on 20 March. Each year, FDI recognizes outstanding contributions to this global awareness campaign through the WOHD Awards. FDI warmly congratulates all winners for their exemplary work and hopes that their efforts will inspire others to lead equally engaging campaigns of their own.

Infectious expert debunks popular myths related to COVID-19

July 24, 2020 | News

Karachi: COVID-19 cases are decreasing, but the surge can be anticipated after Eid-ul-Azha if citizens are not cautious. The process of meat distribution should be done by observing preventive measures.

Experts decode the reason behind drop in COVID-19 cases

July 22, 2020 | News

Karachi: In a recent turn of events, over 204,000 Covid-19 patients have been recovered in Pakistan; around 78% of approximately 263,400 cases reported in the country, indicating that that the peak has passed and the government has managed to flatten the coronavirus curve.

COVID-19: UK experts make breakthrough advancement in search of vaccine

July 21, 2020 | News

London: According to recent research published in the Lancet, a single dose of the vaccine called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 elicits an increase in spike-specific antibodies and neutralising antibody after a booster dose. The study shows that the pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) might be curtailed by vaccination.

IDS 2021 will revive the international dental business

July 21, 2020 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: The coronavirus pandemic is also posing unprecedented challenges for the dental industry. The impact on markets and various business models are still difficult to assess. At the same time, all industry participants are working intensively on creative solutions to optimally ensure safe and productive cooperation with partners and suppliers, especially in times of crisis.

PMDC annulled registrations of practitioners by PMC; Netizens demand to take back decision

July 17, 2020 | News

Rawalpindi: According to the latest notification of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), the registration certificates of Registered Medical Practitioner(RMP) and Registered Dental Practitioner (RDP) issued by Pakistan Medical Commission has been annulled. The press release also went viral among medical and dental-related social media platforms.

COVID-19: Health ministry issues return to work guidelines for dental care services

July 17, 2020 | News

Karachi: The Ministry of National Health Services and Regulations and Cooperation (NHSRC) recently released fresh guidelines for dentists who are resuming their practices again in COVID-19 Pandemic. The detailed official document included recommendations that were in continuation of initial guidelines issued by the ministry earlier.

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