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                    D e n t a l    F o l l i c l e               

             The        Monthly     E-newsletter                   Vol - I       Number- I I                           July-2006

In this Issue:

Editorial :

      Dear Dentists,

                              We @ are pleased to inform you that our first edition of DentalFollicle has tremendous response!In less than a week our subscriptions increased my more than 40%.We are extremely thankful to all our visitors without whose cooperation we could not have made it.We welcome your feedback as it will help us enhance our services.

Yours truly

Dr.S. Nabeel

Editor - Dental Follicle and webmaster

News :

         Maker Of Dental Instruments Sold To California Firm -Discus Dental

         International Group Tackles SjŲgren's Syndrome

         After 6 Years, Remains Finally Identified - Late Last Year Using Dental Records And Dna- A Must Read For Forensic Odontologists

         Dental Implants Help In Bone Regeneration

          Emdogain Plus Launched By Straumann

         Dr. Stevens Named Chair Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

         Bilateral Cleft Lip And Palate Surgery Performed On A Iraqi Girl

         Better Sex From Plastic Surgery

         County Commissioners Discuss Dental Program

         'Boozy Dentist Tried To Treat Patients Drunk'

         Meditech 2006 To Witness Competition In Global Technologies & Attractive Prices

         Past Dental Procedures May Be Destroying Teeth, Affecting Millions Of Baby Boomers


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Laughter The Best Medicine :

                    A friend of mine went to the dentist recently. He commented that it must be tough spending all day with your hands in someone's mouth. He said, "I just think of it as having my hands in their wallet."

Thought for the Month:    Never give your diagnosis; if the radiograph is unclear!

New intraoral device to re-grow teeth and bones

        Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, filed patents earlier this month in the United States for the tool based on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound technology after testing it on a dozen dental patients in Canada. The tiny ultrasound machine  gently massages gums and stimulates tooth growth from the root once inserted into a personís mouth, mounted on braces or a removable plastic crown.

         The wireless device, smaller than a pea, must be activated for 20 minutes each day for four months to stimulate growth, he said.

          It is still at the prototype stage, but the trio expects to commercialize it within two years.


Oral cancer detected by Saliva

               Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the United Sates and one of the highest rates occurring in India. Worldwide, oral cancer can affect 350,000 annually.

              Presently the  scalpel biopsy usually on the tongue or gums, followed by a histopathology evaluation by a pathologist is the most common method to detect it.

             Now, saliva is being viewed as a way to screen for the cancer. Dr. David Wong, refers to saliva as "the mirror of the body, in the sense that it is the perfect medium to be explored for health and disease surveillance." Now, oral fluids (saliva) are being viewed as a way to screen for the cancer.Specific biomarkers associated with either a healthy or diseased state are detected in Saliva which in turn help in screening.






Tips on How to Develop Creative Thinking

      Cathy Warschaw     



A problem has occurred and you start thinking there is no solution.  Does this sound familiar?  How many times have you felt baffled knowing that you cannot solve the problem.  Or at least you think you canít.


But now is the time to celebrate! There might be some hope yet!


Creative problem-solving techniques may enable you to view your situation in a different light. And that light might just be at the end of the tunnel that leads to possible solutions.


First of all, in the light of creative problem-solving, you must be open-minded to the fact that there may be more than just one solution to the problem. And, you must be open to the fact that there may be solutions to problems you thought were unsolvable.


Now, with this optimistic mindset, we can try to be a little bit more creative in solving our problems.


#1: Maybe the reason you cannot solve your problem is the simple fact that you  have not really taken a hard look at what it is. Trying to understand the situation and having a concrete understanding is essential in finding the solution. If you know how it works, what the problem is, then you have a better foundation towards solving the problem.


#2: Sometimes assumptions obstruct our view of a possible solution. Identify which assumptions are valid and need to be addressed.


#3: Try to solve the problem one step at a time.  Write down the problem, and then come up with a one-sentence general solution of what will solve this problem. From here you can develop the solution further.


#4: Be creative and logical.  When someone comes up with an idea, try to think how it can be implemented. Be creative and at the same time, look for reasons why this particular solution might not work.


#5: Try to keep track of all the solutions and their developments. Remember, there may be more than just one solution to the problem.


#6: Remember that old adage," two heads are better than one." Itís truer than it sounds. Be open to new ideas. You can only benefit from listening to a variety of ideas. This is especially true when the person you're talking to has had experience solving problems similar to yours. You don't have to be a gung-ho, solo hero to solve the problem. Organize your thoughts and youíll be better off.


#7:  Be patient. There is always a chance that a solution will present itself.


Creative thinking exercises can also help you in your mission to be a more creative problem solver.

Here is a great example:  Take a piece of paper and write any word that comes to mind at the center. Now look at that word then write the first two words that come to your mind. This can go on until you can build a list of related words. This helps you build analogical skills, and strengthens your creative process.

So, next time you see a problem you think you canít solve, think again. The solution might just be staring you right in the face. All it takes is just a little creative thinking, some planning, and a whole lot of work.

© Warschaw Learning Institute 2006

Cathy Warschaw is the Director of the Warschaw Learning Institute an online educational site offering; Dental Office Management Program, Telephone Training,  HIPAA and various e-books.  For more information go to or call (323) 822-0917(323) 822-0917.

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