200,000 Jobless Graduates

PETALING JAYA: There are currently 200,000 unemployed graduates in the country – not including those who have just completed their diplomas, certificate programmes and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM). According to the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), last year alone, some 26,000 people were retrenched and more expected this year. “Job seekers are not picky and they…

Rising overheads forcing private clinics to close

PETALING JAYA: Escalating costs are forcing more and more private medical practitioners, including specialists, to close down their clinics. The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) estimates that more than 500 private clinics have closed over the past four years. Expressing concern over this trend, MMA president Dr Ashok Zachariah Philip said while some new clinics have…

Hungary: World Capital of Dentistry

How an oral surgeon became a celebrity? Among the regular cast of characters who populate the pages of Hungary’s newspapers and magazines, the one whose fame is hardest to understand, in a country long proud of its disproportionate share of Olympic medals and Nobel Prizes, may be the man usually identified simply as the prime…

Info-graphics: Wisdom teeth removal

Wisdom tooth, or 3rd molar, are the very last tooth to grow and appear in your mouth. Sometimes these types of teeth can be a valuable asset to the oral cavity in case there are healthful and properlyin line, then again more often, they can be misaligned and demand removal. Many people assume that as…

What’s the best way to care for removable dentures?

Removable partial or full dentures require proper care to keep them clean, free from stains and looking their best. For good denture care: Remove and rinse dentures after eating. Run water over your dentures to remove food debris and other loose particles. You may want to place a towel on the counter or in the…

Can adults wear braces?

Braces aren’t just for teenagers – it’s never too late to improve your dental health and beautify your smile. About 1 million Americans over the age of 18 wear braces. Your general dentist can help you determine if orthodontic treatment is the right option for you. Your general dentists may even be able to treat…

All About Dental Implants

All About Dental Implants Your dentist may have suggested you get a dental implant as an alternative to a denture or bridge. A dental implant is an artificial replacement for a missing natural tooth or root. It offers more comfort and stability than dentures, can restore the ability to chew food and may improve speech…

What Is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers, with roughly 35,000 new cases reported annually in the United States. The vast majority of oral cancers occur in people older than 50 years, with men being twice as likely as women to develop the disease. The most frequent oral cancer sites are the tongue, the…

Answers about root canal treatment

Root canal treatment has given dentists a safe way of saving teeth. Sometimes the tooth’s soft core (the dental pulp) inside your tooth becomes inflamed or infected. This can be caused by deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, a crack or chip in the tooth or a blow to the tooth. Years ago,…