Thursday, October 20, 2016

Indian dentists are abandoning their profession for BPOs, this startup wants to change this

Fact: 30,000 dentists who graduate from dental colleges annually have no industry waiting to hire them.
Most of them end up joining their seniors or faculty members in practice, earning as little as Rs 5,000 a month. The market scenario demands that they set up their own practice, which costs no less than Rs 10-12 lakh in initial capital investment, taking easily five to seven years to pay off.

Founders of MobiDent: Vivek Madappa (L) Dr. Devaiah Mapangada
Founders of MobiDent: Vivek Madappa (L) Dr. Devaiah Mapangada

Further, not having any godfather in the industry makes it even more difficult, because dental colleges teach students to practise dentistry and not to set up a practice.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

50 per cent seats for dental courses lying vacant post NEET

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) has led to a situation wherein seats for the BDS course are lying vacant. Facing crisis, the Dental Council of India (DCI) has written to the Union health ministry for lowering the percentile to fill up these vacant seats. Earlier, the government had decided that students will be admitted to medical and dental courses only through NEET.


The dental colleges were witnessing full occupancy for the BDS course. But now the colleges are finding it difficult to fill even 50 per cent seats. These dental colleges have to complete the admission process by October 7.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Dental college student commits suicide by hanging self in Mathura

A 22-year-old student of a dental college allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his hostel room in Mathura, police said. Gamang Angu, a resident of Itanagar, was a third-year student of K D Dental College. Angu allegedly committed suicide on Thursday by hanging himself to the ceiling fan of his hostel room, Senior Superintendent of Police Bablu Kumar said. In the suicide note addressed to his parents, Angu said he blames himself for his death and no one else is responsible for it, Kumar said.

5 dental myths that may be hurting your health

Research shows that your teeth can speak volumes about your overall health, so it’s important to be informed when it comes to taking care of your mouth.

Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor for, recently sat down with Dr. Gerry Curatola, founder of Rejuvenation Dentistry in New York City to debunk some common dental myths that could be hurting your health.

Sugar is the main cause of tooth decay.
We’ve all heard it growing up: Sugar will rot your teeth. But while sugar can lead to cavity formation – as well as a variety of other health maladies – it’s not the real culprit when it comes to tooth decay.

"This is a myth in a sense because sugar, while being 'the gasoline in the tank' is not the cause of tooth decay. It's actually acids from bacteria that have gone to the dark side,” Curatola told “We talk about good bugs and bad bugs; bad bugs are actually an unhealthy expression of natural bacteria in the mouth.”

Monday, September 19, 2016

Dental council chief in trouble as univ nixes his membership

NEW DELHI: The election of Dr Dibyendu Mazumdar, president of the Dental Council of India, to the council has been "withdrawn" and "cancelled" by Nilamber-Pitamber University (NPU), which he represented on the council. With his council membership itself being terminated by the university, his appointment as president too is untenable, pointed out those who had filed cases challenging the legality of his appointment in the Delhi high court and the Kerala high court.

According to a memo issued by NPU registrar on September 1, the appointment of Mazumdar as a visiting professor of Vananchal Dental College and Hospital (VDCH) in Garhwa, Jharkhand, which is affiliated to NPU, and his subsequent election to DCI was made "in gross violation of relevant statutory provisions as contained in the Jharkhand State Universities Act 2000 and the Dentist Act, 1948".

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MCI Debars Seven Doctors From Andhra Pradesh And Telangana

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has debarred three Telangana and four Andhra Pradesh doctors from teaching for five years after their names were found in a 'ghost' medical faculty list in a Puducherry-based private medical institute. In fact, the seven are part of a bigger medical faculty racket unearthed at Puducherry's Vinayaka Mission's Medical College & Hospital by the Chennai anti-corruption branch of CBI. As many as 131 private doctors are allegedly involved in the racket.

Those debarred by MCI include three practicing private doctors from Hyderabad—G Vahini from Jubilee Hills, Md Jamaluddin Qadri from Mozzam Jahi Market and Md Iqbal from Shantinagar. Those from AP are P Srinivas Prasad from Tenali (Guntur), K Gopi Krishan from New Military Colony (Nellore), Y Tanuja of Dargammitta (Nellore) and Ramanathan from TSN Colony (Visakhapatnam). The MCI disciplinary committee has asked its state counterpart, AP State Medical Council (APSMC), to implement the punishment.


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