Dr. Ritika Oberoi , A Dentist – Leading India’s First Formula LGB Ahura Car Racing Team

Six women, including  Dr. Ritika Oberoi‎, became part of history when they drove the Formula LGB cars at the Kari Motor Speedway over the weekend, just fortnight after they spotted an online post on a talent hunt conducted by former national champion Sarosh Hataria.

“It was after the Desert Storm my navigator motivated me to take up racing professionally. Being a passionate driver, having done all the forms including off-roading and rally, this was something which I was waiting for a long time,” Ritika told IANS.

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Forensic Odontology, IDA & Indian Defence

Very soon , Indian defence forces to have the odontologic database created by the forensic dentists.

The Indian Dental Association (IDA) is in talks with defence authorities to create a dental database of defence personnel that can be used for forensic analysis.Dr. Ashok Dhoble, honorary secretary general, IDA, quoted : , “The database will help in identifying bodies using dental forensics. The data will be handy during post-mortem examination.”

The idea was discussed at a conference of doctors on ‘Disaster victim identification’ on Friday. Dr. Emilio Nuzzolese from University of Catanzaro in Italy, who works closely with Interpol, shared his experience on the importance of forensic dental identification. Experts also said that dental analysis was much cheaper than DNA analysis.

This task may require many dentists. In an era in India when dentists are facing lesser job opportunities , this move by the IDA may lead to not only helping the defence forces, but also creating many jobs for the dental graduates.

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Equine Dentistry Existed 3000 Years Back – New Study

Horses had dentists more than 3000 years ago in Monoglia.

More than 3000 years in Mongolia , when a horse had tooth pain the herder would chop off the crown thereby relieving pain – such is the evidence found by  William Taylor, an archaeologist at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany. he first came across the strange sawn tooth in the collections of the National Museum of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar. According to the study, the findings are significant because it counteracts previous theories that veterinary care was a “western science” developed by civilizations in China or the Mediterranean — but instead by nomadic people centuries earlier. Horses drove civilizations and are considered responsible for today’s globalization to a large extant . Relief from tooth pain rather helped in this process to some extant.

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Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS) Ranked Number One For Seventh Consecutive Year

The Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS) under the Government of NCT of Delhi has been ranked the “Best Dental College in India” for the seventh year in a row. The evaluation was done on the basis of reports of independent rating agencies of Hansa Research, Drshti Strategic Research Services and Nielsen India. MAIDS under the leadership of Professor Mahesh Verma who is the  Director-Principal, MAIDS , outshone 310 dental colleges to become number one in dental education in India, as per the statement issued by the institute .

The MAIDS is the first and only dental hospital in India to be accredited by the National Accreditation of Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), it said.MAIDS also has to its credit the development of India’s first indigenous implant system under the New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative- Dental Implant Project (NMITLI) in collaboration with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

India Dental Tourism – Indian patients Travel Outside Bengaluru As Per The New Indian Express

As Per The New Indian Express , the dental patients of Bangalore prefer to get their treatment done in other cities as the cost of treatment is lesser. The report quotes “Getting dental treatment in Bengaluru is an expensive affair, and hence, many prefer to travel to other cities or states to get treated. They say that travel expenses, treatment and stay costs less than what a single root canal would cost in Bengaluru.”

As far as the cost of dental treatments across India, its based on few factors. Qualification and experience of the dentist. Location of the Practice ( realestate ) and the infrastructure. Nevertheless, there are practices as well who offer affordable dental treatments.

Read the complete Report here – A Must for Bengaluru based dentist.