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             The        Monthly     E- Journal                   Vol - I I I      Number-    V I I     December   2008


In this Issue:

  • Editorial

  • News

  • DentistryUnited @ Rank 3 on GOOGLE

  • Laughter - The best Medicine

  • Life Of Composite Restorations dependent on inhibition of matrix metalloproteinases

  • Prenatal Vitamin D - Less Dental Caries in Kids - Study!

  • A-Dec gives Pink Slips to 100 Employees

  • Patient Dies after tooth extraction - January 13 1884 under Construction

Editorial :

      Dear Fellow Dentist,

                            Matrix Metalloproeinases - an enzyme which most of is as practitioners would not have heard of has been recently said to have a huge impact on the life of our composite restorations. Vitamin-D levels in blood of a pregnant woman have a certain effect on the offspring oral health and the global recession is hitting hard on the dental industry. I feel  all these things are interconnected. The research should go on , the results of treatment should improve , the practices are on a all time slowdown and the show must go on.

                         Please do check the last thing in this and every issue where an achieve from a 100 year or older news paper is added.

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Dr. Syed  Nabeel

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Laughter - The Best Medicine :

After a difficult day seeing patients, most of whom
had been children, the dentist's biggest challenge
had been getting those little mouths to stay
open. To his delight, his last patient was an adult.
"Welcome," he told her as he began the examination.
"It's so nice to work on someone with a big mouth."



Life Of Composite Restorations Dependent On Inhibition Of Matrix Metalloproteinases

                     Professor Leo Tjдderhane of the Department of Pedodontics, Cardiology and Endodontology at the

University of  Oulu, with a worldwide team of doctors and with the financial aid from Univ. Of Finland has made a

study. This study says that the life of composite restoration is reduced due to the loss of collagen from the

 dentin which in  turn is due to the release if matrix metalloproteinases present in the oral tissues. Application

 of Chlorhexidine  has proven to prevent the release of matrix metalloproteinases. Infact this study may suggest

a crucial role of the matrix metalloproteinases in the dental decay . So as it stands now the study gives the

 inference that application of Chlorhexidine improves the boding o Composite-dentin interface by preventing or

 reducing the release of matrix matalloproteinases.












Prenatal Vitamin D - Less Dental Caries in Kids - Study!

                           Dr.Robert Scroth from university of Manitoba , Canada , speaking at the International Association of dental research (Toronto) said that maintaining adequate levels of Vitamin D in pregnancy       lead to lesser decay in deciduous dentition .The Level of Vitamin D in blood was checked in the selected    second trimester pregnant sample and it was continued upto the age of 1 year of infants. The study also     linked to enamel defects and Vitamin D levels in blood of the mothers.







A-Dec Issues Pink Slips To 100 Employees              

                      One of the world leaders in manufacturing Dental chairs A-Dec gave 100 of its employees pink slips. This is the result of the impact of the global economic meltdown on the Dental Industry.

                      The history of A-Dec which today employs nearly 1000 employees globally goes much like the story of Dell and Microsoft. ken Austin founded the A-Dec( Austin dental Equipment company) - after developing an air-powered - Aerotor. The demand for the instrument lead to the expansion of a 400sq.ft Quonset hut in downtown to a 700000 sq ft of office in spring brook area.


Patient Dies after tooth extraction - January 13 1884

In the above news article published in New York times way back in the year 1884 is the death of a patient after dental extraction. We should be thankful to our seniors whose struggle and research has made tooth extraction less risky in our practices today.