Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Latest Dental Journal Points For PG Entrance August 2010

All India AIIMS and other PG Entrance Exams are framing some "out of the box " questions. They usually come from recent journals. Students preparing for entrance hardly have time to go through these. So it was found that if a summarizing information is made available on relevant topics it would be of immense help to these students.
I have compiled the following  from the recent journal. I hope it helps all the students. Keep a vigil on this blog for similar compilations next week. 
1. Capsaicin and Alpha Lipoic Acid are the latest drugs which have shown effectiveness in controlling the symptoms of burning mouth.
Ref: Different therapeutic strategies for burning mouth syndrome: preliminary data by Roberto Marino, Sara Torretta, Pasquale Capaccio, Lorenzo Pignataro, Francesco Spadari J Oral Pathol Med (2010)    

2. Crestal Core Elevation Technique is the technique for Sinus lift procedures before implants. 
Ref: JOP Online, Effect of Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics on Pain Perception during Scaling by Ultrasonic or Hand Instruments : A Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial (doi:10.1902/jop.2010.090748)  

3. The latest cement having high compressive strength and permanent antibacterial action is the PQSA- Cement or the Poly Quaternary Ammonium Salt Cement
Ref: European Journal Of Oral Sciences, Short communication: A novel antibacterial dental glass-ionomer cement DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0722.2010.00770.