Guidelines on how to identify the quacks

Refer to the recent reports on illegal dentistry, including orthodontics. The prime objective of the Malaysian Dental Association(MDA) is to promote the art and science of dentistry for the benefit of the public. We are always working with all stakeholders to ensure that the public is well served. To protect the public from unsafe, risky…

Kementerian Ambil Serius Isu Pergigian Haram

SHAH ALAM – Kementerian Kesihatan kesal dengan tindakan sebilangan pihak yang memandang ringan tentang kesan pemasangan pendakap gigi (braces) oleh pengamal pergigian haram. Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Malaysia, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah berkata, pendakap gigi merupakan rawatan untuk membetulkan susunan gigi dan memperbaiki rahang yang tidak sempurna. “Namun begitu, ada sesetengah masyarakat terutamanya golongan remaja…

A Confident Smile Will Change Your Life.

No one knows more about your oral health than your dentist and dental team. Most people would say that dentists ‘fix teeth’; what they actually can do is create confidence – confidence in a beautiful, natural smile. There are three factors that influence the beauty of a smile, and therefore the confidence it gives, and…

‘Don’t work as locums’

PUTRAJAYA: Medical graduates should have patience and refrain from taking up temporary jobs in clinics while waiting for their housemanship posting. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam warned them against taking up such jobs following reports that such graduates have started working in private clinics. “I strongly advised them against working as locums because…

Belum dapat sijil pengamal perubatan tidak boleh bekerja

PUTRAJAYA: Graduan perubatan dan pergigian yang belum mendapat sijil pengamal perubatan tetapi melakukan ‘locum’ atau bekerja di klinik selain hospital, berisiko tidak dipanggil menjalani latihan ‘housemanship’ di hospital awam. Menteri Kesihatan, Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam, berkata mereka tidak diiktiraf oleh Majlis Perubatan Malaysia (MMC) dan kerajaan boleh mengambil tindakan mahkamah kerana jenayah menyamar sebagai…

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…

Makati dentist shot dead by robbers in clinic

MANILA — A dentist was shot dead by robbers who broke into a dental clinic in Makati City Wednesday afternoon. SPO2 Rico Caramat of the Makati police identified the victim as Raquel Magsalin, 38, resident of Taguig City. Two assailants entered the dental clinic located at 9547 Kalayaan Avenue, Barangay Guadalupe Nuevo, about 2 p.m. The…

5 ways your dentist can tell when you’re stressed

When Jessica Chia visited the dentist for her annual check-up, she was surprised when he asked her if she was experiencing a stressful time at home or at work. He pointed out that she had a couple of ulcers on her tongue and observed that she had been grinding her teeth unconsciously during the night….

Mistreatment of braces

This is the real case from Klinik Pergigian Mama, Kota Bharu. She was not the first patient who came to me, complaining about mistreatment of braces. she’s the third in fact . The first patient came to me crying, knowing the fact that her teeth has became worse than before braces was being put on her…

Why Do Doctors Have Such Bad Handwriting?

Why do doctors have such bad handwriting? Many people think most docs have atrocious handwriting. Why? Did they always have this condition? Do they teach it in medical and dental school? Both doctors and dentists are notorious for their indecipherable handwriting. Pharmacists, hygienists and even dentists’ patients often have difficulty reading prescriptions and referral documents….

The 13 Careers Where You’re Most Likely To Commit Suicide

Lots of jobs can be frustrating, but how many will actually drive you to suicide? Data on occupational suicide is hard to find, perhaps because the subject is controversial, but we talked to the premier suicide statistician, Wayne State’s Steven Stack.Combining several papers by Stack, we came up with a list of the most suicidal…