Home > Ask a Question Ask a Question [si-contact-form form=’1′] 120 Comments Newer Comments » November 25, 2012 sri hw to clean zincoxideimpression pastefromspatula November 27, 2012 Varun Use Spirit with a cotton to Clean zinc Oxide Eugenol paste from spatula. It is very effective and do not use water along with that. November 12, 2015 Sean you can try using alginate romover like green clean from cavex holand May 20, 2017 MARIA JACINTHA Christopher GABELL Dear Dr. What is the best filling for 2nd upper Molar . I recently got it done my Doctor has done Glass lonomer Resstoratin. How long it will last and what precautions to be taken Thanks May 22, 2017 Mema Moe Im having a hard time finding myself a research topic. I am a 4th year dental student. And i really need help. June 8, 2017 md wasim hi sir i have a question why we make cutom tray with green compound material ? why not we use pink acrylic? pls help June 11, 2017 Varun I think you are asking about Green Stick compound material for border molding in custom tray. We use Green Stick compound as it can be heated and is malleable and used to record the sulcus in detail which is not possible with pink acrylic. We have the base as pink acrylic but the borders are recorded with Green stick compound. June 17, 2017 Anhad Singh Sir I’m having pericoronitis and my doctor is asking me to remove the wisdom tooth for permanent relief. Is it OK to do or I can do anything else to heal it. My tissue over that tooth is having swelling and is paining very much. Please tell me the solution. Thanks July 4, 2017 Varun The permanent treatment is to remove the Wisdom tooth, treating just pericoronitis will not be a permanent solution as it will reoccur. July 21, 2017 Bhoomika Hello Mr. Varun! I am Bhoomika. I have written NEET UG in 2017. But the thing is that I may not get qualified for the MBBS courses. And also I was Having an interest in dentistry from the beginning too. So I wanted to know if Dentistry has scope in India and particularly Karnataka. if at all we can go abroad can u please tell me the path how I can go abroad with a dentistry degree form India….Please do the needful July 24, 2017 Varun Hi Bhoomika, it is a matter of debate about the scope in Dentistry. If you are from a Dental family with someone in your family being a Dentist it is a bit easier for you to settle down. The another aspect being money, it takes a lot (min of 10 lakhs) to set up a decent Dental clinic. The other thing being patience. If you work in a Dental Clinic you are not paid great salaries (depends on the clinic which you are working in) which are not at par with software employees but much lower. Now coming to going abroad, after you complete your BDS, you need to clear NBDE Part 1 & 2 examinations by going to the US to be accepted as a Dentist in the USA. The same holds true for CANADA. After clearing the Examinations, you need to complete a course of 2 years to get your DDS degree (course fees will be Rs. 1 Crore INR to Rs. 1.5 Crore) which will let you practice in any state in the US. It is not that I am trying to scare you, but this is the ground reality about the future of a Dental Graduate in India and someone from Karnataka. If you want to practice, setting up a clinic in the hear of City is not advisable as it is saturated and if you are from some town it would be advisable to set up your practice there which has more future. July 26, 2017 Keshavdeep Kaur Hi Dr. Varun I’m Keshav, currently doing a market study on dental veneers. I need some help to have a clear understanding on the types of materials used. Can we connect for a quick discussion? July 30, 2017 daniel hi dr varun im dentist in Europe an d wondering to take nbde exam part on 1 i graduated 2 years ago in this case which book you recommend me ? i was wondering can i take the exam in Europe or any other place than USA ? i really appreciate, i really need help God bless you July 31, 2017 Varun Hi Daniel, You have to go to the USA to appear for NBDE part 1. Here are the books which are useful for preparing NBDE Part 1 – http://www.juniordentist.com/books-for-nbde-part-1-subject-wise-and-question-banks.html August 2, 2017 Pasawat I would like to know how long we must wait until we can make second cast from addition silicone (Silagum to be specific)? August 3, 2017 Varun Hi Pasawat, To prevent Dimensional changes the second cast should be poured within 30 minutes to prevent dimensional changes. Dimensional changes have been observed after 30 minutes of taking impression in addition silicone material so it is advisable to pour a cast within 30 minutes after taking the impression. Reference: http://www.jaypeejournals.com/eJournals/ShowText.aspx?ID=4648&Type=FREE&TYP=TOP&IN=_eJournals/images/JPLOGO.gif&IID=361&isPDF=YES August 9, 2017 shruty hello Dr. Varun I’m Shruty. currently preparing for NBDE part 1 exam. What is the minimum number of questions out of 400 I should answer correctly to get a pass ? thank you . August 11, 2017 barsa Oral manifestation of anemia August 16, 2017 Dr. Steve Abernathy Hello Varun, I am putting together a new website on endodontics for my office. I saw the severely dilascerated root you posted in 1012 that was titled “Dancing root canal.” Could I have your permission to put that xray on my website? Dr. Steve Abernathy, Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA August 17, 2017 Varun Sure, go ahead. September 6, 2017 Varun http://www.juniordentist.com/oral-signs-and-symptoms-of-anemia-due-to-iron-deficiency.html September 7, 2017 Ali What is the best restoration for restoring fractured palatal (functional cusp) of maxilary molar in a adolescent or any age patient? September 8, 2017 Varun If price is not a concern, Composite is a good option. In case of price concern Amalgam is a great option for Functional cusp. September 10, 2017 Dr. Shriram Pandit Can I use Xylocaine 2% with Adrenaline 1:200000 instead of 1:80000? What will be the drawback of using 1:200000? September 18, 2017 Sudhakar My general dentist, to whom I have gone for many years, recently told me ALL of my teeth have calcified root canals. He said that over time I could expect discoloration and weakening/decay of my teeth. When I asked if there was a recommended treatment, he said to do nothing and hope for the best. Another dentist suggested getting either crowns or veneers on all of the teeth that can be easily seen. I’d very much appreciate your suggestions. Shouldn’t this have been detected earlier? What can be done at this time to preserve my teeth and their appearance? I am middle aged, in excellent health, and have no dental problems other than this. October 5, 2017 st I have a wisdom tooth on the left lower side and is only half open and half covered, Dr has done a filling with gic material but it is paining more what to do October 8, 2017 Varun If you are not having any discoloration on your teeth and there is no problem it is not advised to mess with the teeth. The teeth which become sensitive, discolor or chip off need to be attended. My suggestion is not to go ahead with Crown or Veneers until you see any discoloration or problem with the teeth. When you go ahead with Crown or veneers, sound tooth structure needs to be trimmed which is not wise if the tooth is healthy. October 13, 2017 Roopa HP Sir can i please know the curriculum and exercise for NBDE part 2 exam and also the brand of the instruments that they prefer in the exams. October 14, 2017 dd i am doing my second year bds …i really do know the terms used in preclinical prostho..like putty material,light body,heavy body,etc.,pls help me sir to know the basic terms in prostho October 22, 2017 Mohsin Hi doc I had my lower right tooth pulled out 5 days ago I left little itch first day & slight pain but there no pain after 3rd day hope looks like dark redish sometime white I had food stuck in there tried to swish it with warm salt water but it’s still kinda stuff on 5th day I have no pain at all but yellow tounge bad breath sometime is it possible I might have dry socket or it’s just normal healing and food causing the breath please awaiting response thanks in advance October 23, 2017 kushbakht hi,plz tell me some rct research topics on orthodontics m running out of time i have not submitted my synopsis,plz help October 24, 2017 sagar helode sir I am Sagar Helode a MTech(entc) student want to make a project on dental disease.it works on our sensor which is detects the overal problems in teeth.I dont know about sensors use in mouth so which sensor i have to use plzz mentioned. thank you. October 26, 2017 ARUNDHATI GOYAL I WANT TO DO A THESIS ON SMART SEAL OBTURATING MATERIAL. FROM WHERE DO I TO BUY IT.?? WHO ARE THE DEALERS WHO CAN SUPPLY THIS MATERIAL.?? November 12, 2017 mahesh what are other materials used for border moulding other than green stick wax?? November 16, 2017 Dr.Mouna Hello Dr.Varun, I’v seen your post on smart seal obturation system. I’m in my second year postgraduation and need smart seal for my thesis. Do you know any dealers supplying propoints ? Kindly do let me know. Thank you. November 16, 2017 Varun Sorry Dr. Mouna no contacts for the smart seal sealer at the moment. November 19, 2017 adel Hello why we extract upper teeth before lower ones ?? November 27, 2017 Varun One of the simplest reasons is, that if we extract the lower teeth before upper teeth, the socket will be open and while extracting the upper teeth we might unknowingly send some infected particles into the sockets resulting in cross infection. So if you extract the upper tooth, the contamination is not possible as gravity will be on our side. December 13, 2017 Suchitra Suresh Menon do we bevel the gingival and/or occlusal walls of a class 5 GIC cavity preperation? December 13, 2017 Varun Bevel is given on the Enamel walls December 15, 2017 Dipti Poudel Hey Varun! Can you write about concepts of fracture management and fixation? December 27, 2017 Suki Varun- I would like to ask for your consent if you are happy – if I could use the Class I illustration (picture) for reference in a publication?. Reference will be made. Thank you December 28, 2017 Varun Sure not a problem :) January 9, 2018 Repent Hello, guide me in taking lower primary impression as the patient complains of his ill fitting denture which has no retention, seeking a new retentive denture… The floor of the mouth just lifts up and covers the ridge so that I couldn’t see the ridge… Help and guide this junior dentist… January 10, 2018 Varun In some cases where the ridge is not prominent and as you mentioned the floor of the mouth when lifted comes as high as the ridge the possibility of having a well fitting lower denture with good suction is difficult. You need to make the patient aware of the situation and that the ridge is not enough to get good retention. Use a mirror to show how his/her ridge is and show some pictures of how a normal ridge should be to get good retention. January 10, 2018 Repent Thank you so much January 25, 2018 Teresa Chambers Hi there, I would like to use some of the images available on google for a university assignment of tongue function. This will be a coursework assignment. I would like to use the following: Extrinsic muscles, muscles of the tongue grid, Muscles of the tongue picture, Ventral surface. Please could I have permission? January 28, 2018 Varun Sure go ahead February 5, 2018 Shriya Hello Dr. Varun, I recently appeared for the NEET MDS 2018 exams, and secured a decent rank, I would like to know, in your suggestion, the most trending or upcoming branch that could be chosen for pursuing masters, like, for example, earlier it was believed that Orthodontics is an upcoming branch, but it seems to be facing some saturation off late because of an increase in orthodontists. What is the scope of Pedodontics in India, currently? February 5, 2018 Varun Frankly speaking all departments are saturated at this point in India, so its better that you take any clinical department and choose the one which you fell you can sustain life long and be happy doing that. Pedodontics is a very good dept if you are interested in it as it covers multiple branches – Endodontics, Surgery, Perio etc. The theory of which can be used in general practice as well. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name (required) Email (required) Website Notify me of new posts by email.