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
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
study. This study says that the life of
composite restoration is reduced due to the loss of collagen from
dentin which in turn is due to the
release if matrix metalloproteinases present in the oral tissues.
of Chlorhexidine has proven to
prevent the release of matrix metalloproteinases. Infact this study
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
reducing the release of matrix
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
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