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.

Time Free Dentistry (2018) – SciFi Movie On A Dentist

Directed by Alex Robles, this movie stars Angelique KenneyKristin Naomi GarciaIsabel Canzoneri & Suzana Norberg. Time Free Dentistry is a sci-fi/comedy short film about a dentist who experiences a horrible first day at work. He quickly learns how a small dentist office may change the future of dentistry, and unknowingly creates havoc on the office. With the use of proprietary technology, Time Free Dentistry has a device that will change the dental industry if not the world.

More reviews from the subscribers of DentistryUnited are expected soon.

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Chennai BDS Students Demand Abolition of Six Months Break Before Supplementary Exams

MBBS does not have a six month waiting period for re-appearing for exams ( if the candidate has failed in all subjects) , but, for BDS the break period exists. On Saturday, members of Doctors Association for Social Equality urged the state government to regulate the ‘break system’.

MBBS students appear for supplementary within a month and the BDS students are demanding the same law for them too. A demand for hike in stipend for interns and post grads was also put forward to the TN Government.

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Hitler Did Die In 1945 – Speaketh His Crown & Bridge – & His Dental Assistant? Read Till The End..

An examination of Adolf Hitler’s dental remains has removed any doubt that he did indeed die in 1945.A team of French pathologists were recently allowed to inspect a set of teeth kept in Moscow that were recovered in Berlin in early May 1945 — the first time that Russian authorities had allowed anyone to examine the remains in over 70 years. And the researchers’ conclusions, published late last week in the European Journal of Internal Medicine, are unambiguous.

Hitler suffered halitosis, is a small unimportant piece about him , but, that became the crucial evidence to prove that he did die in 1945.

“The teeth are authentic — there is no possible doubt,” lead pathologist Philippe Charlier told the AFP news agency. “Our study proves that Hitler died in 1945.”The teeth matched descriptions provided by Hitler’s dentist and revealed no trace of meat — consistent with the fact that the Führer was vegetarian.

“Hitler’s teeth were so bad — and uniquely bad — that his teeth alone made it possible to identify his corpse,” the forensic pathologist Mark Benecke, who was hired by National Geographic television to investigate Hitler’s remains, wrote in an online article. He adds that tooth decay and gum disease were probably the reasons for the Führer’s notoriously bad breath.

The Soviets compared the corpse’s teeth, which contained conspicuous and unusual prostheses and bridgework, with descriptions provided by the dental assistant Kathe Heusermann. Later, Hitler’s personal dentist, Hugo Blaschke, would confirm the information to the Allies.

The sad end of Kathe Heusermann- The Dental assistant

Heusermann would suffer a far worse fate than any who served Hitler perhaps.

As part of Stalin’s campaign to suppress the truth, she was taken to the Soviet Union and sentenced to 10 years in a gulag, six of them in solitary confinement, for assisting with Hitler’s bridgework.

“They told her that, by helping to fix Hitler’s teeth, she contributed to the continuation of the war, and that she should have hit him on the head with a bottle,”

 

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Government College of Dentistry, Indore – To Have MDS if DCI Approval is Sanctioned

Indore: Dental Council of India (DCI) has asked Government College Of Dentistry to submit balance sheet of last three years and other relevant details for starting three new post graduate courses. The only government dental college of the state has applied for three MDS courses including oral medicine and radiology, oral pathology and microbiology, and paedodontics and preventive dentistry. The college administration has sought three seats in each course for 2019-20 session.

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COLTENE to buy Micormega and SciCan

COLTENE Holding AG which is an internationally leading developer and producer of dental equipment and materials, has signed an agreement to acquire the two companies, SciCan (cleaning and sterilization equipment) and MicroMega (endodontic files/ systems), with strong positions in the dental market.  With the planned integration of the two dental specialists, COLTENE will increases its sales significantly. The enlarged COLTENE Group will employ a combined headcount of approximately 1,300.

The transaction will strengthen COLTENE’s market reach and product range, create synergy potential and enhance its offering in infection control and endodontics. With its combined resources, the new, enlarged Group will be in an even better position to address compliance and regulation standards. Moreover, economies of scale will support effective, high-performing sales and marketing activities worldwide. Ultimately, the merger of the three corporate entities will create attractive growth opportunities in the highly competitive dental market.

SciCan Ltd., headquartered in Toronto, Canada, offers cleaning and sterilization equipment and hygiene protection products. SciCan has about 230 employees, is active worldwide and claims a market-leader position in North America. MicroMega SA, headquartered in Besançon, France, employs approx. 180 people and is focused primarily on endodontic instruments. Most of its sales are generated in Europe and North America. COLTENE intends to retain all manufacturing and product expertise of SciCan and MicroMega at the current sites of operation.Likewise, SciCan’s and MicroMega’s products and brands with their excellent market reputation will be retained under the overarching COLTENE brand.

Most of us the dentists , are users of these companies and the joining hands will only bring us better instruments, materials and service.

The complete press release is available here