Oral Ulceration – Presentation, Causes and Treatment of Ulcers

Prateek Biyani Oral Medicine 0 Comments

Ulcers are extremely common and many patients present with them in practice. It is important to identify the causes of ulcers and know how to manage them. What are ulcers? Ulcers occur due to a break in epithelium, which then exposes underlying connective tissue. Usually the full thickness of the epithelium is lost and replaced by a fibrin slough. There ...

MJDF Part 1 Revision

Prateek Biyani General Dentistry 0 Comments

The first part of the MJDF exam is, to a degree, an extension of dental school finals. The knowledge base needed is similar to this. This post summarises the exam and gives you a few hints of the content to cover. The MFDS exam has a similar syllabus, however it is worth checking the separately. What does the MDJF involve? ...

History Taking – A Simple Guide

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Learning to take a good history is crucial to determine a diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan. History taking also enables you to build a rapport with the patient through good communication skills. This post will cover the basic areas to cover in your history taking. Introduce Always introduce yourself to the patient, this includes your name AND your position. Additionally, ...

Endo-Perio Lesions

Prateek Biyani Endodontics, Periodontology 0 Comments

Terminology is always a difficult thing in dentistry, and endo-perio lesions can lead to some confusion. This post will look at the basics of these lesions and how to easily classify, diagnose and manage them. Classification These lesions can be simply classified, however the difficult arises in the fact that endodontic and periodontal lesions can often join together - making ...

The Nucleus and DNA

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Understanding genetics and DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) can be quite challenging and so here are some notes on the basic foundations of genetics - we will look at the nucleus and it's functions. The Nucleus The nucleus is generally the largest organelle in an animal cell and contains majority of the genetic material in that cell. It is separated from the ...

Final Year at Dental School

Jasneet Gulati General Dentistry 0 Comments

My memory of final year is a little fuzzy. I can remember drinking coffee. Lots of coffee. I remember the dreaded DF1 interviews that consumed us all, and the stress leading up to finals exams. Was it as bad as I thought it would be? Not even close. Dental finals exams are just like any summative exam you had during ...