Dental Poster Journal


The Underworld Dentistry

Shashank Puroshottam, Shankargouda Patil, Roopa S Rao, Anveeta Agarwal
[Year:2013] [Month:July - August] [Volume:2 ] [Number:4] [Pages No:60] [No. of Hits: 1202]


The quack in essence is an unethical practitioner who has no scientific professional education in the field.Shortage of competent and trained practitioners cause untrained individuals to step in to supply the need. The lower socioeconomic groups are the victims due to their inability to afford otherwise expensive dental treatment.These untrained individuals perform various dental procedures on the roadside or mobile tormenting the rural masses and causing widespread harm.Lack of sterilisation during the unwarranted procedures leads to infections,transmission of infectious diseases,carcinoma and even death. The mass havoc created by them has to be put to an end and stringent measures have to be executed to curb this growing menace at the earliest.

Keywords: quackery, street dentists.

How to cite this article: P Shashank, P Shankargouda, R Roopa S, A Anveeta. The Under World Denistry. Dent Poster J 2013; 2(4):1.
Source of support: Nil. Conflict of interest: None declared.


Immunotherapies in Treatment of Blood Cancers

Benazeer Husain, Mala Kamboj, Balasundari Shreedhar
[Year:2013] [Month:July - August] [Volume:2 ] [Number:4] [Pages No:61] [No. of Hits: 1253]

In recent years, progress in understanding and regulating the natural immune system has led to the research and development of new treatments for blood cancers called immunotherapies. For example, the beneficial effects of stem cell transplantation, for patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia, myeloma and other blood cancers, is related to the attack of donor immune cells on the recipient’s blood cancer cells.
This observation has led to more research to learn how immune cells might help us to treat cancer. This fact sheet provides information about the different types of immunotherapies and their roles in the treatment of blood cancers. Immunotherapies are relatively new and promising treatment options for patients with blood cancers. Their development is based on the concept that immune cells or their products, such as antibodies, can be engineered to recognize and kill cancer cells. Monoclonal antibody therapy, donor lymphocyte infusion, vaccine therapy and immune cell-stimulating cytokine therapy are types of immunotherapies that are in use or under study to determine their effectiveness in fighting cancers. Immunotherapies could be less toxic to patients than chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Radiation therapy and most chemotherapy works by damaging the DNA of cancer cells. These therapies generally damage the DNA in normal cells also. This can lead to toxicity or side effects for the patient.



Mala Kamboj, Jiji George
[Year:2013] [Month:July - August] [Volume:2 ] [Number:4] [Pages No:62] [No. of Hits: 1265]

The practice of quackery makes a mockery of dentists and dentistry. Quackery is a derogatory term used to describe the fraudulent misinterpretation of the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. A quack could be a self styled expert, making himself out to be the director or president of an important sounding scientific society. Quacks basic tools are incompetence and fraud. The various reasons behind quackery could be 1, Shortage of trained practitioners 2, Expensive treatment plans provided by licensed dentists 3, Absence of primary health care approach in dentistry 4, Poor dentist –patient ratio in the rural population and 5, Lack of awareness. In this e- poster we will throw light on the basic definitions related to quackery and also at the same time highlight the most common practices of quackery in the Indian scenario of dentistry in relation to the various branches of dentistry.
Keywords : Quack; Street Dentistry; Quackery; Quackery in different Branches of Dentistry.

How to cite this article:

K Mala, G Jiji. QUACKERY- MOCKERY - DENTISTRY. Dent Poster J 2013; 2(4):3
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Conflict of interest: None declared.



Shankargouda Patil, Roopa S Rao, Amrutha N, Anveeta Agarwal, Sanketh D S
[Year:2013] [Month:July - August] [Volume:2 ] [Number:4] [Pages No:63] [No. of Hits: 1342]

Background: Oral squamous cell carcinoma(OSCC) is one of the top killers & is responsible for 3-10% of mortality rate worldwide. Although tobacco and alcohol are the key etiological factors for 3/4th of the cancers, the reason for 1/4th of the cases remains masked. There is growing evidence that Human Papillomavirus( HPV) may act as a co-carcinogen, along with tobacco in the causation of oral cancers. Overexpression of p16 has been demonstrated to be strongly related to the presence of HPV.


Oral Rehabilitation in a child of a 2 ½ years of a child

Nimitt Baldota, Vikas Bendgude, Vivian Varghese, Arti Dolas
[Year:2013] [Month:July - August] [Volume:2 ] [Number:4] [Pages No:65] [No. of Hits: 1251]

Having all good teeth is a great borne and god’s gift”. Anterior teeth preserve both function and aesthetic. Mutilation of these units either in isolation or group disrupts the facial integrity. When this happens at such a early age of two and half years it possess a challenge to a pedodontist as it amounts to restructuring of the individual unit on the poor foundation. Various attempts have been carried out earlier by using post, pins and loops etc.which have their inherent disadvantages like bonding, to existing tooth structure and thus the retention. An attempt has been made to restructure the lost units with the help of fiber-reinforced glass fibers and composites.