Be wary of quack ‘dentists’ offering cheap, fake braces

Admit it, not all of us are born with perfect teeth. Some have a set that is picture perfect for a Colgate advertisement, while others are born with teeth that point at all four directions. If we all had perfect teeth, dentists would be out of jobs. For those who fit into the “four directions” category, technology…

Restriction on new medical courses to ensure quality of junior doctors

PETALING JAYA: The freeze on new medical courses in all local institutions will be extended for another five years, announced the Higher Education Ministry. Its Deputy Minister Datuk Mary Yap said the moratorium would be extended from May 1 this year to April 30, 2021. “This is to ensure that there is a balance between…

Malaysia generates RM588 million in healthcare travel revenue

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia generated RM588.6 million in healthcare travel revenue between January and Sept 2015, at an average response rate of 79%, with the target for the full year set at RM854 million. According to the National Transformation Programme (NTP) Annual Report 2015, the health tourist revenue for the three quarters reached RM353.2 million of…

[Video] Robot Dental Patient

A Technological Breakthrough Opening a New Era in Dental Simulation Training Robot Hanako, the Japanese dental patient simulator. A clinically more realistic training with this robot cultivates students’ medical accident avoidance capability and communication competency with patients. Hanako behaves, in many ways, like a human patient, and she still lets dentists practice “real-life” procedures on…

10 teeth whitening mistakes to avoid

In the quest for pearly white teeth, it’s easy to fall into bad bleaching habits that can do more harm than good. Let an expert help you avoid these 10 common teeth whitening mistakes.. 1. Going rogue with whitening Don’t start bleaching your teeth until you’ve seen your dentist. She can determine if you’re a…

The Jungle Book’s Neel Sethi wants to be a dentist

Neel Sethi, who stars as Mowgli in The Jungle Book, doesn’t see acting in his future and instead hopes to be a dentist when he grows up. The Jungle Book star Neel Sethi wants to be a dentist when he grows up. The 10-year-old actor beat out 2,000 children to land the role of Mowgli…

Kesihatan mulut bukan sekadar gigi

Sejajar Hari Kesihatan Mulut Sedunia 2016, Philips bekerjasama dengan Persekutuan Pergigian Dunia (FDI) untuk meningkatkan kesedaran kepentingan kesihatan mulut. Bertema ‘Mulut Sihat, Tubuh Sihat’ disertai lebih sejuta doktor gigi di seluruh dunia. Kesihatan mulut bukan sekadar gigi sebaliknya merangkumi kesihatan gusi, lelangit keras dan lembut, lapisan permukaan mulut dan tekak, lidah, bibir, kelenjar air liur,…

Blueberries could help fight gum disease, reduce antibiotic use

WILD blueberry extract could prevent the formation of dental plaque and possibly replace mouthwash as an antibiotic-free means to fight gum disease, according to a new study. The research team demonstrated that the extract, whose key ingredient is polyphenol, fights foodborne pathogens in addition to a species of bacteria most commonly associated with periodontitis. In…

Wujud pegawai pergigian baharu secara berperingkat

PUTRAJAYA – Kementerian Kesihatan (KKM) akan mewujudkan jawatan Pegawai Pergigian baharu secara berperingkat bagi memenuhi harapan rakyat terhadap perkhidmatan kesihatan pergigian yang semakin meningkat serta pembangunan kemudahan kesihatan yang dinamik.   Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah berkata, pada tahun ini, 391 jawatan pada gred U41 baru dan 300 jawatan kontrak bagi warganegara…

History of Toothpastes

Egyptians are believed to have started using a paste to clean their teeth around 5000BC, before toothbrushes were invented. Ancient Greeks and Romans are known to have used toothpastes, and people in China and India first used toothpaste around 500BC. Ancient toothpastes were used to treat some of the same concerns that we have today…