Kennedy’s Classification of Edentulous Space and Applegate’s Rules

The Kennedy method of classification was originally proposed by Dr. Edward Kenedy in 1925. Like the Bailyn classification and also the Skinner classification, it is to classify the partially edentulous arch in a manner that will suggest certain principles of design for a given situation. the classifications don’t just make it easy ...Read More

Suture Materials – Types, Materials used and Techniques in Oral Surgery

A major and important part of any surgical procedure is to re-position the raised flap (in surgery) or the injured tissue in case of injury to a position where it helps in healing. The healing which is initiated by proper suturing is called as healing by Primary intention. Definition of Suture material: Any ...Read More

What are the Differences between Reversible and Irreversible Pulpitis – Differential Diagnosis of Pulpitis

Pulpitis is the inflammation of the dental pulp which can be a result of untreated caries , trauma, multiple restorations etc with the primary syptom being pain. Pulpitis is defined in multiple stages, the most distinctive ones being Reversible Pulptis and Irreversible Pulptitis, based on the diagnosis the treatment plan can be ...Read More

What are the Documents Required for applying in Dental School for DDS in USA

Practicing as a Dentist in USA is a dream for many Dental Students across the world, which can be due to many reasons like the work culture, the pay etc. It is important to note that as good or beneficial it is to you to work as a Dentist in USA, it ...Read More

What is the cost of DDS Dental School in USA for a foreign or International Dentist to pursue DDS

The cost of the international Dentist program varies from school to school, there highest being 300,000$ and the lowest being below 100,000$. You will also have additional expenses of rent, grocery, transport and other bills. Dental Education for DDS is a costly affair for International or Foreign students looking to practice Dentistry ...Read More

Chewing Gum to detect Dental disease

Dental Diseases are one of the most common health problems faced by people all over the world and it is also one of the most neglected. Many have complained about the cost of a dental visit and most importantly neglect which could have easily diagnose dental diseases in an early stage. 15 to ...Read More

Mystery Lung Disease leads to deaths among Dentists by CDC

According to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the US centers for Disease Control and Prevention a group of cases with Progressive Lung Disease have been reported at Virginia Care center in Dentists and dental workers. The patients who reported have been were diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis which is a chronic ...Read More

What are the Micro organisms seen in diseases and Normal Oral cavity

Oral cavity is a hub of micro organisms by default, there are huge number of bacteria in the oral cavity some of which are beneficial while some are harmful. The presence and increase of different types of bacteria in the oral cavity depends on the oral and general health of the person. ...Read More

How many days does it take for Antibiotics to get rid of tooth infection or abscess

A tooth infection or Abscess is the result of bacteria entering the pulp chamber of the tooth and causing inflammation of the pulp tissue leading to the formation of pus in the periapical area which is called an abscess. A tooth which is infected should be treated endodontically (Root Canal) or extracted ...Read More

How are Dental points calculated for SSB interviews and Medical Test

SSB or Services selection board is an organization which selects candidates for Army, Navy and Air force recruitment based on multiple criteria giving them points by conducting. The many criteria include Medical Examination along with Dental tests and examinations along with mental, physical and intellectual evaluation to access the potential of the ...Read More

How many days should you wait to smoke after Wisdom tooth Extraction

Smoking after a Wisdom tooth extraction or removal is strictly prohibited as most third molar extractions are traumatic and very less are simple extractions. Wisdom tooth removal can be required due to a lot of reasons, Impacted wisdom tooth (upper or lower), decay in the tooth, preventive extractions at an early age ...Read More

How to Stop or Prevent Ceramic Braces from Staining

Maintaining Dental Braces for Orthodontic treatment is a challenge, while Ceramic Braces or White Braces is a boon which has the same function as Steel or metal braces but is aesthetically much better giving a tooth like color and not making the braces look obvious. Apart from the benefits of the Ceramic ...Read More

Protocol for Management and handling of Dental Hospital Waste – Color coding for waste disposal

Dental Clinic is similar to any Hospital or sometimes more than a Hospital in terms of Waste production which are the result of health care activities during Dental Procedures. Hospital Waste includes approximately 75-90% of Non-Hazardous or General waste which do not lead to any spread of infection to others and the ...Read More

Role of Vitamin K, Liver and Vascular wall in Hemostasis and Coagulation

Coagulation and heamostasis is a very important process in healing for any minor or major injury. Hemostasis or haemostasis is a process which literally means stopping of bleeding due to vasoconstruction. There are three stages in which Hemostasis takes place – Vascular spasm or Vasoconstriction (blood vessels constrict for a short duration), ...Read More