"to be not medical doctors but only dentists" By: Troedhan Angelo
Historically, dentistry in most parts of the world developed separate from general medicine, expressed by separate Dental Universities apart from general medicine and general medical research.
Handling Dissatisfied Customers By: Ehab Heikal
In my earlier book, I have written how to handle negahollic patients; I am adding here some extra tips.
There is a difference between dissatisfied or disappointed customers and complainers. The former often only have to answer to themselves; the latter most likely will have to answer to others about the results of their experience.
Everyone has dissatisfied or disappointed and complaining customers and clients. Businesses have them, organizations have them, government certainly has them, and, unfortunately both employees and employers have them.
Management of Severely Protruded Anterior Teeth with Fixed Partial Denture: A Case Report By: Yosra Mabrouk-Aguir, Amel Labidi, Najla Chater, Lamia Mansour.
The presence of diastema is often considered as a problem affecting the appearance of patients. This situation will be more complicated when severe proclination of teeth is present. Limited treatment options are available. Orthodontics is the first-line treatment option. Some conditions can interfere with its indication such as the patient’s age and the severity of teeth protrusion. The use of conventional fixed dental prosthesis is another therapeutic option. Due to atypical peripheral preparation, dental axes can be redressed but the closure of diastema can lead to wide anaesthetic anterior prostheses. This paper proposes another therapeutic option to treat patient having a severe dental protrusion associated with diastema. She was 40-year-old female. Her chief complaint was tooth spacing and improper appearance of the maxillary anterior teeth. Oral examination showed protruded upper and lower incisors with the presence of large diastema. Considering the importance of the alveolar protrusion, orthodontic treatment was impossible. The therapeutic decision was the use of fixed partial denture. Closing diastema by increasing mesiodistal diameters of crowns lead to enlarged and unsightly dental units. To deal with this problem, the extraction of two central and lateral incisors was proposed. Six teeth will replace these four extracted teeth: two central incisors and four lateral incisors. Provisional prostheses were performed from diagnostic wax. Once the treatment project is tested and validated by the patient, the definitive stage was started. Overbite, over jet and the patient profile were improved and the patient expressed her great satisfaction.
Leadership and Management in Healthcare by: Aref Ibrahim Alabed
The concept of leadership and management training involve having a hierarchy of leadership through which decision can be derived to effectively. This is significant in any health care institution where medical practitioners are required to act with a high standard of medical expertise and knowledge. Moreover, the concept of leadership is usually viewed as a structural way through which ideas and decisions are passed from one level to the other. In a hospital environment having leaders is considered paramount as it assists in dispensing medical practice. The immediate impact of leadership and management training has been linked to the facilitation of quality service within the health facilities. It is import for the hospital to conduct leadership training for their staff to bring commitment and satisfaction in the work place. Traditionally, healthcare has focused on a strict structural system of leadership and management that is specific to given group within the institution. However, this is changing through allowing all the medical practitioners to be trained on how to lead and manage various aspects of health services. The transformation of leaders and managers in healthcare is brought about by planning and organizational control. Leaders work through a team, and hospital staff provide a liable team that can benefit from the concept of leadership and management training.
Dental Anxiety among Referrals of Amman Comprehensive Health Center (Causes and Management Approaches) by: Abla Mohammad Al Omari
The current study aimed at identifying the sources and causes of dental anxiety and its management approaches that could help in making the visit to the dental clinic more comfortable and less fearful.
The descriptive approach was adopted, where a questionnaire was distributed to a sample of referrals of Amman Comprehensive Health Center.
The study concluded a group of findings, of them: The existence of a medium level of anxiety before going to the dentist, where the results show that greater levels of anxiety were the fear of needles or injections, and the fear of painful or uncomfortable surgical procedures. The presence of well-trained dentist in the dental clinic, the fair treatment and the clinic appearance are the better management approaches for alleviating the patients’ anxiety. The study recommended the need to inform the referrals on the skills and experience of the dentist and work professionally. The dentist should treat the patients gently to alleviate the anxiety level of referrals. The presence of decent appearance of the doctor and the clinic in general, suggesting the importance of the dentist and his ability to perform medical service appropriately and safely.
Seeing is believing! ,Near-UV light detection mode with GC D-Light® Proabstract.. by: Javier Tapia Guadix,
Near-UV light induced fluorescence has already proven to be very useful as an alternative to classic caries-detector dyes. However its potential for detection purposes and as a support to the final diagnosis goes far beyond that single indication: from evaluation of micro-leakage, plaque detection, fissure cleaning control, detection of fluorescent restorative composites and resin cements, up to crack transillumination. Thereby, a near-UV light emitting unit offers a wide set of features that can be extremely useful in our daily practice; however most of the existing products available are either dedicated devices with low intensity, or light curing units with filters that ultimately also provide a very low intensity of near-UV light.
Biological Monitoring: Begin with the End in MindBy: Leann Keefer
Effective sterilization is critical to safety and optimal patient care; it is estimated that sterilization failure can occur about 1% of the time for steam autoclaves.
Parental perceptions and acceptance of silver diamine fluoride staining
Comparative evaluation of diode laser ablation and surgical stripping technique for gingival depigmentation: A clinical and immunohistochemical study
Does the presence of unilateral maxillary incisor edge asymmetries influence the perception of smile esthetics?
Summarized & Presented by: Mohammad Adnan Abu Khalifeh