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Dental fraternity bids adieu to Dr. Carl E. Misch (1947-2017)

January 6, 2017

On January 4th 2017, the dental fraternity lost one its most celebrated implantologists , Dr. Carl E. Misch whose passion and vison was to elevate the standards of care in implant dentsitry with a hands on approach.

UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is developing coatings for dental implants with antibacterial activity

December 28, 2016

Dental Implant failures due to Perimplant diseases such as Peri-implantitis and Peri-implant mucositis is one of the most discussed topics today. With the current research underway in the University of Basque Country, Dental Implants could recieve a defence mechanism in the form of surface coating with antibacterial activity.

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One hundred Aam Aadmi dental clinics to be opened across Delhi

December 23, 2016

New Delhi: While Inaugurating Delhi Smiles” Dental Health Utsav, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that New Delhi is set to get around one hundred new dental clinics along side mohalla clinics , the Aam Aadmi Dental clinics project is being implemented as part of the AAP Government’s efforts to enhance medical infrastructure across Delhi.

One hunderd Aam Aadmi dental clinics to be opened across Delhi

December 23, 2016

New Delhi: While Inaugurating Delhi Smiles” Dental Health Utsav, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that New Delhi is set to get around one hundred new dental clinics along side mohalla clinics , the Aam Aadmi Dental clinics project is being implemented as part of the AAP Government’s efforts to enhance medical infrastructure across Delhi.

Largest dental health check-up and exhibition in India: Dental Utsav 2016

December 21, 2016

The Dental Health Utsav symbolizes an event with a culmination of various aspects of public health significance. It is a platform that brings together Community awareness through mass education along with comprehensive dental check up and an array of cultural events. Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS) is a premiere institute providing advanced dental services run by the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. The Institute has today emerged as a centre of national and global excellence in the field of dental education, patient care and research and it is still striving to excel and extend the dental care services to serve the patients better. MAIDS cater to more than 3 Lakh patients annually and have furthered its outreach services with the six mobile dental clinics that serve difficult and underserved areas of Delhi. The Utsav deliberates on various issues related to oral health. The four day long Utsav  held between 14th and 18th Decemebr 2016, comprised of free dental check up, dental health awareness through novel exhibits and lectures. The theme of this year’s event is “Wholesome Nutrition Healthy Teeth” mainly displayed with innovative exhibits and demonstrations.  

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Herbal toothpastes effective in reducing inflammatory markers, study finds

December 20, 2016

SANGLI, India: When it comes to harmful ingredients, herbal oral care products, which usually do not contain artificial substances such as sweeteners, colourants or preservatives, are considered a safer alternative to most conventional dentifrices. However, to date, sufficient research on the efficiency of plant-derived oral care products has been sparse. Aiming to change that, researchers from India have now compared the effect of three different herbal toothpastes on salivary enzymes that are important for maintaining oral health.

Study: Green tea and miswak mouthwash effective in inhibiting dental plaque

December 20, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Investigating the plaque-inhibiting effect of a green tea and miswak mouthwash, researchers from the University of Malaya have found that the all-natural formula significantly reduced dental plaque accumulation for 24 hours. Moreover, the mixture showed anti-bacterial and anti-adherence effects, proving to be a potent, yet milder alternative to conventional mouthwash that contains chemicals, such as chlorhexidine.

Dr.R.M.K.R.K Sudharson takes charge as President of IDA Dindigul branch

December 15, 2016

It was an immense pleasure to have Dr.Anandakrishna G N for the Continuing Dental Education (CDE) programme and Demo on Aesthetic Inlay fabrication – simply chair side and Aesthetic temporization. The event was organized by IDA Dindigul Branch and VOCO at Hotel Vivera Grande, Dindigul, Tamilnadu.

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CDE: IDA Dindigul Branch

December 15, 2016

It was an immense pleasure to have Dr.Anandakrishna G N for the Continuing Dental Education (CDE) programme and Demo on Aesthetic Inlay fabrication – simply chair side and Aesthetic temporization. The event was organized by IDA Dindigul Branch and VOCO at Hotel Vivera Grande, Dindigul, Tamilnadu.

Mumbai: 44th National IPS conference 2016

December 3, 2016

The 44th Indian Prosthodontic Society (IPS) National Conference had a spectacular opening to a packed audience at the Boucher. Hall CIDCO convention centre Navi Mumbai in the presence of a Galaxy of past presidents of IPS and senior Prosthodontists.

W&H and Planmeca approach the Indian market together

December 1, 2016 | Business

BANGALORE, India: European dental manufacturers W&H Dentalwerk and Planmeca have joined forces on the dental market in India. Comprising a shared office centre in Bangalore and a specialised customer service network, the collaboration between the two companies is aimed at exploiting synergies in offering a comprehensive and unique product portfolio to dental professionals in the country.

CDE: Restorative workshop tour with Dr.Walter Dias

November 29, 2016 | Business

Dentsply-Sirona concluded a Restorative workshop Tour with Dr Walter Dias from 4th- 6th November 2016 in the cities of Bengaluru, Mumbai & New Delhi. Dr Walter Dias is a Prosthodontist with focus on adhesive & composite dentistry. He has a vast clinical experience with over 40 publications & research abstracts, more than 300 presentations in around 50 countries on themes as diverse as direct and indirect composite dentistry, impression material techniques, dental anatomy, photography and presentation skills.

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National Oral Healthcare Sushruta Awards 2016 honors individuals in Dental area

November 14, 2016

With the introduction of The National Oral Healthcare Sushruta Awards, IDA recognizes and honors the highest standards of excellence in the field of oral healthcare. This would be instrumental in motivating other professionals to strive for greater heights and to contribute more actively towards promoting the profession’s intellectual, creative and ethical value systems. Last year maiden “National Oral Healthcare Sushruta Awards” were presented by Bharat Ratna Late Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam to the achievers from the field of Oral Healthcare. About IDA Foundation Nation Oral Healthcare Sushruta Awards are conceptualized by IDA Foundation to recognize the highest standards of excellence and reward individuals for their outstanding role in providing care. IDA Foundation is a philanthropic organization to address the educational and humanitarian commitments of the Indian Dental Association (IDA).  

New Delhi welcomes 10th WCOI & AAID global conference 2016

November 12, 2016

Global Fusion- Bridging barriers for Implant excellence. The capital city of India, New Delhi, hosts the 10th edition of World Congress of Oral Implantology (WCOI) and American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) global conference 2016 once again. This time around the global conference was co-organized with the 5th edition of the ICOI South East Asia conference.  

The future is here: New dental fillings that will repair tooth decay

November 7, 2016 | Business

The first data on dental fillings that can actively repair tooth decay as presented by Professor Robert Hill, who is the Chair of Physical Sciences at the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London and the co-founder and director of research at BioMin Technologies, UK.

UK’s Biomin Technologies partners with Group Pharmaceutiacls to launch a new toothpaste in India

November 7, 2016 | Business

New toothpaste, the first product in India to incorporate BioMinF as its active ingredient, is being launched in India. Elsenz, which puts back the lost minerals from tooth enamel, helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity while you sleep, will be available in pharmacies throughout India. The product is the result of an exclusive licencing agreement between BioMin Technologies of London and Group Pharmaceuticals whereby Group Pharmaceuticals will manufacture Elsenz toothpaste at its facility near Bangalore and bring the product to the Indian market.  

Interview: Digital workflow is the future. Dr.Georges Khoury

November 7, 2016

Dr.Georges Khoury is a senior Oral Surgeon and the Director of the Post Graduate Program in Bone Reconstruction and Advanced Implantology, at Paris 7 university, Rotshild Hospital.He maintains a private practrice in Paris 16, exclusively focused on bone surgery and Implantology. His primary area of Interest is Bone augmentation in highly atrophic bone.  He is much sought after speaker in international circles. He also provides courses and lectures in many universities around the world. Dr.Khoury will be in India in November to deliver a lecture titled 'Vital Bone in augmented sites: Clinical analysesof vital bone in bone graft, GBR and segmental osteotomies', during the WCOI 2016 Delhi. he will alos be conducting the Preconference course no.11 (PCC 11) at the event on 10th November at Hotel Leela Ambience, New Delhi, India.

Researchers at University of British Columbia develop new weapon for hard-to-treat bacterial infections.

November 2, 2016

Health workers may soon have a new weapon in the fight against abscesses—difficult-to-treat bacterial infections that lead to millions of emergency-room visits every year. Researchers at the University of British Columbia successfully prevented drug-resistant bacteria from forming abscesses, or painful pus-filled lesions, using a peptide, or mini-protein. The peptide worked by disrupting the bacteria’s stress response.

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