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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 …

Dental Practice Management – How to effectively run your practice?

INTRODUCTION: 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. …

Actinomycosis – Cause, Transmission, Treatment

Definition :             It is a chronic infection manifesting both granulomatous and suppurative features; and usually involves soft tissues and occasionally bone. Types : There are three types: Cervicofacial, Thoracic, Abdominal. Cervicofacial actinomycosis : About 2/3rd of cases are cervicofacial. It involves mandible, overlying soft tissues, parotid gland, tongue and maxillary …

Osteomyelitis – Classification, Types, and Treatment

Introduction : Osseous in Latin means bony and Osteon in Greek means bone. Myelos is marrow. Itis in Greek means inflammation. Osteomyelitis means inflammation of medullary portion of the bone or bone marrow or cancellous bone. Osteomyelitis was common earlier but at present the incidence of jaws was less because of worldwide availability of Antibiotics. Better …

Tooth Extraction – Things to know about it

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”. Indications   Severe caries  Pulpal necrosis   Severe periodontal disease   Orthodontic reasons   Malopposed teeth   Cracked teeth   Prosthetic reasons  Impacted teeth   Supernumerary …

How to wear gloves in Dental office?

GLOVES  Gloves must be worn when skin contact with body fluids or mucous membrane is anticipated or when touching items or surface that may be contaminated with these fluids.   After contact with each patient, gloves must be removed; hands must be washed and then regloved before treating another patient. Repeated use of a single …

Asepsis Sterilization – Classification and Significance

The concept of asepsis and its role in the prevention of infection was put forward nearly  2 centuries ago. The general principles for asepsis were laid down by Hungarian abstetrician, Ignaz semmelweiss in europe in early 1850’s and Oliver Holmes in USA. These principles were accepted after Joseph Lister’s studies on prevention of wound infection carried …