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.


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.


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,”



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.


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

Odisha government’s 20 New Hospitals to have dental department

Odisha government has decided to set up 20 new hospitals at an estimated investment of Rs 1,000 crore in the public private partnership (PPP) mode.

The hospitals will be opened in Hub and Spoke models under the Affordable Health care Project of the State Government.

The decision in this regard was taken at a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here.

The hospitals will be opened in 11 high priority districts under Odisha Health Service Investment policy-2016 The new hospitals will come up in Puri, Jeypore, Angul, Barbil, Baripada, Bhadrak, Balangir, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Phulbani, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Nuapada, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Sonepur, Rayagada, Paralakhemundi, Rairangpur and Kendrapara.

Along with other medical specialties these hospitals will have dental department.

In an era where it is estimated , that by , 2020 there will be 100,000 unemployed dentists in India, such a move by a state government is welcomed by the dental fraternity of India. DentistryUnited urges all state governments and the central government to open dental units at PHU , PHC and district hospitals which fall under its jurisdiction. Added to it opening of dental research centers by the central government may help further to improve the dental health of the country.

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Kerala State Dental Council Set To Introduce Additional Registration For Dental Clinics & Labs

The Dentists already have been following the guidelines , seeking licences and registering with the concerned DHO of the area as per the Clinical Establishment Act of India – 2010 . The Kerala state dental council in its move to improve patient safety and transparency is going ahead with the new registration where the dentist will need to furnish – address and ownership status of the clinic,  dental educational qualifications, registration status with the council, details of other licenses/ permission obtained from other authorities.

In case of registration for laboratory, an applicant will have to mention the number of dental mechanics employed in the lab, number of dental mechanics registered with KDC and number of dentists employed, among others.

The dental fraternity is well aware of the fact that the state of Kerala has one of the highest number of dental practices in the country and hosts patients who seek treatment from around the world as part of dental tourism. Added to this some of the biggest dental labs of the country are from Kerala.

The reaction of dentists is mixed as many feel that this is just another additional procedure to run a practice. Whereas the labs may have difficulty as there are few labs that are run by non qualified technicians all over the country.

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