Abolish compulsory government service

Sincere comment from worrisome parents. MY son graduated as a dental surgeon from a local private university on December 2015 after five years of intensive study and spending a few hundred thousand dollars. Sadly, he is still waiting to be called for an interview for the one-year compulsory government service and is not gainfully employed….

6 simple strategies to prevent cavities

1. Brush your teeth regularly (and properly!) Though it may sound obvious, the best way to keep cavities at bay is to keep your teeth clean. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, ideally after every meal-and be thorough! Dr. Harry Höediono, president of the Ontario Dental Association, says that while most people spend…

Knowing When Teething Starts

1. WHAT IS TEETHING? As you are probably aware, teething is the term given to the time when the first set of teeth emerge through the gums into your baby’s mouth. 2. WHEN DO BABIES START TEETHING? The average age for babies starting to ‘teeth’ is 6 months of age. As with all things, the…

Robbers kill 2 dentists in 2 weeks

Two weeks after robbers shot dead a dentist in her Makati clinic, three armed men killed another dentist in the city, leading the police to suspect that both crimes had the same perpetrators. Dr. Antonio Limos, 59, was shot repeatedly as he ran outside his clinic at the corner of St. Paul and Kamagong streets…

Enam lagi positif difteria di Negeri Sembilan

SEREMBAN – Enam lagi pesakit di Negeri Sembilan didapati positif difteria termasuk dua kanak-kanak berusia lapan dan 12 tahun. Pengarah Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri, Dr Abdul Rahim Abdullah berkata empat pesakit merupakan anak kepada pesakit kes pertama iaitu seorang suri rumah berusia 41 tahun dari Kg Durian Daun, Rembau. “Anak pesakit yang berusia 15 tahun dimasukkan…

Malaysian recognised by Harvard University for health innovation

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Integrated Medical Association (Mimpa) president Dr. Dhesi Baha Raja has been recognised as among the top young health innovators by Harvard University. Dr. Dhesi who was given the award for his work on artificial intelligence in medical epidemiology had been recognised as among the top eight young innovators globally in the field…

IIUM Medical Centre, Kuantan officially launched today

IIUM Kuantan, 20 July 2016 – The Constitutional Head of IIUM, His Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah today officiated the opening of IIUM Medical Centre (IIUMMC) located in the IIUM medical campus in Kuantan, Pahang. The IIUMC was built in July 2012 and completed in May 2016. The…

7 travel tips for good oral health

Guilt of ignoring your teeth while on vacation? Banish the bad habit with these travel tricks… You can’t take a vacation from oral hygiene It can be hard to give your oral care the attention it deserves when you’re travelling for business or pleasure. You’re away from home, and you’re out of your routine. But…

Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children

Tooth decay in children can be caused by various reasons.  The most common reason for tooth decay in children is poor brushing techniques, and eating too many sweets.  It is important that they learn early about good brushing techniques, so that they will practice them on a regular basis.  Tooth decay in children can lead…

6 Tooth Tips For Athletes

On and off the field If you play sports, you probably focus on keeping your body in shape. But have you ever thought about the fitness of your mouth? Oral health is important for everyone, on and off the field. But if you’re an athlete, there are special considerations when it comes to looking after…