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             The   Monthly   Dental   E-Journal      Vol - I I     Number -  XI    April 2008

In this Issue:

  • Editorial

  • News

  • Laughter - The best Medicine

  • Ranks at Number 4 on Google

  • Which one is Fake - Dr.Marco Iorio

  • Styla MicroLaser cordless dental laser - News Report

  • IDEM SINGAPORE -A grand event - news Report

  • University of Sheffield opens new Dental Research Center worth 5.5Million£ - News Report

Editorial :

            IDEM Singapore was a Gala Event.From scientific sessions to trade fair. All was done well. I have indeed written a short report on my experience bout the event in this issue.

             Coming to my last issue's continuation on toothpastes . Burnt Bread was found as an ingredient in toothpaste in 18th century in America.Dragon's blood( a resin) , cinnamon and burnt Alum were other recipies.Much of this time in America was similar to 25-50 BC dental care products which included ashes from burnt mice heads, rabbits heads, wolves heads, ox heels and goats feet , which were thought to be good for gums too.

              In 1850's-, the Farmers Almanac included a mixture of the following as  toothpaste: 1 oz. myrrh (fine powder) ,2 spoonfuls of your best honey .and a pinch of green sage. By the beginning of 19th century, a paste made of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda was recommended for use with toothbrushes.In 1892, Dr. Washington Sheffield of New London, Connecticut, manufactured toothpaste into a collapsible tube. Sheffield's toothpaste was called Dr. Sheffield's Creme Dentifrice.In New York City in 1896, Colgate & Company Dental Cream was packaged in collapsible tubes imitating Sheffield's paste.
Fluoride was first added to toothpastes in 1914 and banned by the ADA and again introduced on 1960/August.

            Then was the advent of the Modern tooth paste containing Sodium Lauryl Sulfate with abrasives like powdered mica , a flovouring agent like peppermint or spearmint etc.

I hope very soon we have some E-Toothpaste for the 21st Century.

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Dr. Syed Nabeel

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News :




Laughter - The Best Medicine - good One liners :

What game did the dentist play when she was a child?...Caps and robbers

What does a dentist do on a roller coaster?...He braces himself

What did the dentist see at the North Pole?...A molar bear


DentistryUnited Ranks 4 on Google  for key word "Dentistry"



Which one is Fake. -

 Dr.Marco Iorio , Italy


Dr.Marco Iorio of Italy has sent this case and asked which one is Fake . The solution to this case-puzzle is at the end of the issue


Styla MicroLaser cordless dental laser

 The Styla from Zap Lasers is a cordless, self-contained laser weighing just 1.9 ounces and measuring only 6.9 inches long is been promoted as the world's first microlaser for soft tissue applicaions

The system comes  a kit similar to our wireless Composte light cure unit with a pen-like laser, a base unit for recharging and a wireless foot pedal for turning the laser on and off.  The aluminum main body delivers 2.0 watts of power, eight pre-set procedures and continuous and pulsed modes. The in-built gravity sensor system can detect whether the person is left or right handed and adjust the display accordingly. Once charges it has a capacity to run for 20 mins



The IDEM Singapore was a grand event held at Suntec City in Singapore. IDEM Singapore — the Number 1 dental fair in the Asia-Pacific region: was very well organised under the able Chairmanship of Dr.Ng Jet Wei. The lectures would begin at 8:00 am in morning and go upto 10am and again 3am to 5pm . This gave an ample time for the delegates to attend the scientific sessions as well as justify their presence at the Exhibition and sales section which had more than 6,000 trade visitors from 56 countries.
One of the Notable lecture was by Dr. Prof. Shimon Friedman (Canada), “ Treating the Untreatable” . A variety of cases were presented with endodontic and endo perio lesions. It had an audience packed to the fullest in auditorium.
The Other fantastic lecture was by Dr.Khalid Almas. This was on BioFilms, and a was with lot of information on emphasis of FULL MOUTH CLEANING and usage of essential oil MOUTHRINSE like LISTERINE. Dr.Almas who has served formerly in Saudi Arabia is an asst Professor at the Univ. oF Connecticut. Periodontics was never before so interestingly presented as it was on the evening of 5th/April/2008.
Dr . Prof. Edward J. Swift emphasised composite restorations. He had a good researched paper on PRIME AND BOND and Self Etching . At the end he suggested Prime and Bond to be a better option than the self Etching bond



University of Sheffield opens new Dental Research Center worth 5.5Million£

The Univ. of Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry in collaboration with Charles Clifford Dental Hospital opened a new dental research center with aid from the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Scientific Research Investment Fund. The center has laboratories which can support cell culture , molecular biology ,proteomics ,neuroscience and more.Professor Peter Robinson has been leading the project since four Years.


Solution to Dr.Marco's Case