Month: June 2017

Bence Jones Protein – What is it?

The Bence-Jones protein (BJP) was described in 1962 as “free monoclonal light chains”, synthesized by a single clone of B cells. Normal plasma cells appear to produce a slight excess of light chains, but B cell neoplasms may produce a much greater excess. Once the mechanism of tubular reabsorption becomes saturated, BJPs are excreted in …

Instructions to be followed after Extraction – Tooth Extraction

INSTRUCTIONS TO BE FOLLOWED AFTER EXTRACTION :  EXTRACTION  Definition ” Extraction is defined as complete, painless removal of tooth or tooth root with minimal trauma to surrounding investing structures, so that the wound heals uneventfully and there will be no post operative prosthetic problems”.  POSTOPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS  Your dentist will place a cotton or gaze roll …

Management of Dental Office

Successful practice is a result of proper management of resources, professional skills, and relationships with other health care providers and public in general. In India, commoners are largely dependent mainly on government health care delivery systems in which dental services are integrated with medical services, while the affluent get private services for a fee. In …

Thyroid Gland – What is it and significance?

Introduction : Thyroid gland lies deep to the sternothyroid muscle and sternohyoid muscle.  Thyroid gland is located anteriorly in the neck at the level of C5 – T1 vertebrae. Thyroid gland consists of right and left lobes connected by “Isthmus”. Right and left lobes are located anterolateral to the larynx and trachea. Isthmus is located …