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Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Calla lilly prep in endodontics !!


During patient treatment, the clinician needs to consider many factors that will affect the ultimate outcome. In simple terms, these factors can be grouped into 3 categories:
(I) operator needs,
(II) restoration needs,
(III) the tooth needs.


(I)The operator needs are the conditions the clinician needs to treat the tooth.
(II) The restoration needs are the prep dimensions and tooth conditions for optimal strength and longevity.
(III)The tooth needs are the biologic and structural limitations for a treated tooth to remain predictably functional.

The Cala Lilly is a flower and is the new model for composite preparations.

SOURCE:
Modern Molar Endodontic Access and Directed Dentin Conservation, David Clark et al,2010

Thursday, February 2, 2017

DCGI Issues Urgent Notice To MCI

Antibiotic resistance is a result of different environmental factors and behavioral changes. Recently, antibiotic resistance has been on the rise in the past decade. In the recent turn of events, Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has issued an urgent notice to MCI, PCI, Nursing, and Dental Council on 1st Feb 2017, about the rational use of antibiotics with the aim to limit antimicrobial resistance. Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat which needs to be contained. It has also led to the death of a patient in India. To limit the antibiotic resistance, the office has been advising about the strict requirements and prescription of Schedule H and H1 drugs for sale. Thereby, DCGI advised Indian supply chain system stakeholders for strict compliance of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act and Rules (January 2017): Taking strong policy measures, including strict regulatory action on over the counter sale of high-end antibiotics Raising awareness through different platforms and consumer associations for patient safety, well-being and protection of their health. Further to this notice, DCGI has issued an urgent notice to MCI, PCI, Nursing and Dental Council to alert their council members by raising awareness for rational use of antibiotics, with main intention to curb the antimicrobial resistance in the interest of patient safety. It has also been suggested that these councils can spread awareness on different medical platforms to increase awareness of this national issue.

Indian doctor becomes WHO’s Deputy Director General

The World Health Organization has an Indian doctor for its new Deputy Director General for Programmes. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, the directo...