Pediatric Dentistry – pedodontics. Lets read what a leading brand in Dental Care, Colgate has to say about Pediatric Dentistry. Pediatric dentistry is also known as pedodontics. It is a specialty branch that focuses on treating child/kids dental problems. Pediatric dentists ( pedodontists ) are dedicated to this field exclusively. They complete the additional education necessary to provide primary and comprehensive care to babies, young children and adolescents. General Dentist vs. Pediatric Dentist Upon graduating from an accredited institution and obtaining a license in his or her state of practice, a general dentist is allowed to treat patients of any age. However, just as in general medicine, there are certain complex conditions that require the expertise of a pediatrician. Pedodontists are trained by a separate set of standards as defined by the Dental Council of India to address the specific needs of kids and teens, like fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Pediatric Dental Practice Care Some specialized tasks of pedodontists include: Infant oral health exams Distribution of relaxation medications Special counseling on nutrition Emergency dental care Space management after the premature loss of a primary tooth Discouragement of thumb and finger sucking through appliances and methods A kid-friendly and welcoming environment is also key in a pediatric office. The special-sized dental equipment for exams is important. The exam room decor should be appealing to youngsters too, like brightly colored wall paint and engaging murals. Games, kids magazines and perhaps a fish tank in the waiting area go a long way toward easing uncertainty and apprehension. Pediatric dentists work hard to keep the smiles of kids bright and healthy. When a dental visit is a positive experience, children may be happy to return every six months for their checkup. And for that, parents will be grateful. What to Expect During Childhood Wiggly teeth: When a child is . . .
Johannesburg 05 December 2019 - At Dentsply Sirona, we are focused on empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer, faster dental care. We provide innovative solutions to help dental professionals deliver the best possible dental care, for the benefit of their patients and practices. Mastering each step in every restorative procedure is essential for dental professionals to be able to provide the best possible dental care. Dentsply Sirona’s innovative solutions are proven to be both effective and efficient in helping dentists navigate even the most common procedures with greater success. Calibra® Ceram and Calibra® Universal are adhesive and self-adhesive resin cements from Dentsply Sirona, which can be used in both self-cure and dual-cure mode. They complement the light-curing resin cement Calibra® Veneer, which has been clinically proven for more than 12 years for the adhesive luting of veneers. Advanced materials enable smooth contoured surfaces with excellent shade-matching and stain-resistance. Innovative technologies make it possible to do indirect restorations in a single visit. Even though our solutions have been used to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of hundreds of millions of restorative procedures, we are committed to making them even better, ensuring dentists can continue to face each step of every procedure with confidence. Calibra® Ceram offers immediate long-term bonding that is ideal for all-ceramic crowns, CAD/CAM restorations and non-retentive preparations needing maximum strength. For a trouble-free procedure and the long-term success of the restoration, the cement used must meet these basic mechanical, biological, and handling requirements: • It must not harm the tooth or surrounding tissues. • It must allow sufficient working time to place the restoration. • It must offer viscosity and film thickness low enough to allow complete seating of the restoration. • It must quickly form a hard mass strong . . .
Johannesburg , 06 December 2019 - More than 30 years ago Dentsply Sirona brought CEREC to the market, a system which pioneered Single Visit Dentistry. CEREC has been continually developed in that time so that not only restorations, but also implant drill guides, custom implant prosthetics and even orthodontic indications are covered by the versatile system. In so doing, Dentsply Sirona set an important trend in dentistry: Treatment concepts with digital technology are now an emerging expectation amongst dental patients. CEREC not only provides many patient benefits, but also the clinical success has been demonstrated in more than 250 studies. When it comes to the use of CAD/CAM in the dental practice, the question is not whether it can be integrated into the existing workflows, but more how this can be achieved in the best possible manner. Save your patients the discomfort of a conventional impression tray and take impressions using the CEREC Omnicam, our small powder-free camera. The CEREC Omnicam allows you to take a coating-free scan of the natural tooth substance and gingiva. This saves you an extra step, reduces the learning curve and makes impression-taking more pleasant and time-saving than ever before. The CEREC Omnicam sits perfectly in the user’s hand. Thanks to the slim design and the compact camera tip, scanning posterior teeth presents no problems. Regardless of whether the patient is sitting upright or reclining, you can scan the upper and lower jaws ergonomically without having to adjust your natural working posture. In addition, the CEREC Omnicam allows you to determine the colour of the scanned teeth in the CEREC software based on your scan, and also allows you to expand your treatment spectrum to aligner treatment. This makes the CEREC Omnicam a unique multifunctional tool and offers you everything you need for your safe step into Chairside CAD/CAM. Dentsply Sirona South Africa focuses on empowering dental professionals to provide . . .
Herbalife Nutrition’s new Formula 1 Banana Cream flavour is vegan, gluten-free and palm oil free. The new product is the start of a global roll out of new generation Formula 1 flavours. Johannesburg, South Africa, 5 December 2018 – Herbalife Nutrition South Africa have launched a new flavour in their flagship Formula 1 shake mix. Banana Cream is part of the brand’s new generation of Formula 1 flavours that are vegan friendly, gluten-free and palm oil free. The new enhanced product has 24 vitamins and minerals, which is higher than the usual 23 found in previous Formula 1 products and is free from artificial colourants and flavouring. Formula 1 is Herbalife Nutrition’s flagship product in their core nutrition range. The shake mix has become synonymous with convenience and is an easy way for health-conscious consumers to add protein, fibre and essential nutrients to their daily diet. When prepared as indicated, Banana Cream Formula 1 has 17.7 g of protein, 4 g of fibre, 24 vitamins and minerals and is only 931 kilojoules per serving. Formula 1 Banana Cream is available in 550g canisters. Thilo Naidoo, Country Director of Herbalife Nutrition Southern Africa said: “As a global company we maintain awareness of market demands and shifts in the needs of our consumers, and our product innovation reflects this. The new Formula 1 Banana Cream flavour, and the upcoming roll out of further new generation flavours next year, is an exciting evolution in our product portfolio.” Formula 1 Banana Cream is available exclusively through Herbalife Nutrition’s network of Independent Members. For more information on how to purchase products go to http://contact.herbalife.co.za/?leadtype=pr Herbalife Nutrition can be found online at www.herbalife.co.za, and on Facebook @HerbalifeSouthAfrica CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
A combined medical and surgical team at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban reached a KwaZulu-Natal medical milestone by completing their 100th transcatheter aortic valve intervention (TAVI) procedure — a potentially life-saving operation in which diseased heart valves are replaced with artificial valves. Interventional cardiologist, Dr Jaivadan Patel together with cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr Keith Odayan, and their team at the hospital completed their landmark 100th TAVI procedure on Monday, 12 November. According to Dr Odayan, the procedure — an intricate minimally invasive intervention used as an alternative to open-heart valve replacement surgery in compromised patients — was successfully performed on 82-year-old Durban resident, Mr Vernie Pautz. “Netcare congratulates Dr’s Patel, Odayan and their team at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital on the completion of their 100th TAVI procedure,” commented Jacques Du Plessis, the managing director of the Netcare hospital division. “TAVI is an intricate procedure requiring a high level of training, expertise and supporting technology to perform. The procedure is also often the last hope for patients who, for one reason or another, are not strong and healthy enough to survive open-heart valve replacement surgery,” he added. “The highly experienced team at the hospital, which is led by interventional cardiologist, Dr Jaivadan Patel and cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr Odayan have been performing the procedure for close on a decade. During this time they have consistently achieved outstanding clinical outcomes, and saved the lives of many of these highly compromised patients,” he added. “The TAVI centre at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital is currently the only dedicated facility of its kind in KwaZulu-Natal, and is one of just a few such facilities in South Africa. It follows that this centre is also the first in the province to achieve such a milestone, and we at Netcare believe that they deserve every . . .
While many experiences the year ending as a time filled with exciting thoughts of the upcoming holidays' others have an entirely different experience. For some, it’s filled with the dread of being exposed to the hole left by the absence of work while others are confronted with memories of lost loved one and better years. There are many things which can taint our experience of the holidays. Fortunately, all of them can be worked through or managed, and therapy helps. If you have the sense that this might apply to you, then now is the time to plan and set up the support you’ll need. First prize is to have a schedule that ensures you spend time with people who love you and who can be there for you. If this is not available, you need more, or can’t bear the thought of leaning on others; there is still time to arrange professional help. Establishing contact with a therapist is enormously helpful, even if you can’t begin sessions immediately. Merely knowing that you have started looking into a healing process or book a meeting for next year can produce enough hope and relief to carry you through. But where does one find this help? If you have access to private medical care, then you can consider approaching your GP and asking them to refer you to a counsellor or psychologist in your area. Those who don’t have such access can visit their local community clinic and ask the attending sister to please place you on the psychology waiting list or to refer you to a nearby clinic that can provide the necessary help. The very idea of approaching a doctor or sister is often so daunting that some people never take this first step. If this applies to you, you’ll be happy to know that several websites help you find the services you need. TherapyRoute.com is a good place to start. This platform includes informative articles, lists private practices as well as non-profit and community service facilities, automatically displays the services nearest to you and helps you . . .
In its commitment to improving the lives of South African’s health, the Embassy of Japan donated a mobile HIV clinic along with a gynaecological facility to two of the country’s rural communities. On November 29, 2018, residents in Maboloka, Madibeng, in the North West Province, were granted a HIV/AIDS Mobile Testing Centre, to the value of R400 000, thanks to the Embassy of Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) initiative. The handover ceremony had in attendance the Chief of Maboloka Morena LE Lion, the Executive Mayor of the Madibeng Local Municipality, Councillor Justine Mothibe, the CEO of the Maboloka HIV/AIDS Awareness Organisation (MAHAAO), Isaac Mmelene as well as the Sub-District Manager for the Department of Health, Mr Ishmael Moloi, among others. Mr. Taro Sawada, Japanese diplomat for political and public affairs, who handed the mobile clinic over to MAHAAO, said the mobile clinic would move to different rural communities, providing solutions in addressing the gap in access to medical services in remote areas. In addition, “The wide prevalence of HIV and AIDS is one of the biggest health issues facing South Africa. According to the statistics by UNAIDS, South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world, with as high as 19% of the total population living with HIV. Through GGP initiative, the Embassy of Japan will continue to take an active role in fighting against HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa”, added Sawada. “The mobile clinic funded by Japan will enable MAHAAO to treat more than 150 people per month in different areas. And if one is identified as HIV Positive, they are channelled to the local clinic or are helped at the MAHAAO hospice if necessary,” said Mmelene. GGP on November 30, 2018 handed over a gynaecological facility to the Jane Furse Memorial Hospital in Limpopo. In attendance was the CEO of the Jane Furse Memorial Hospital CEO, Dr. Muamba, The Representative of the South African . . .
Johannesburg , 30 November 2018 - To step into the shoes of another person can be the most challenging thing for any human being, however they will tell you that the experience is almost always a rewarding education. Such is the case in the cleaning profession, which is often times a thankless job for many, particularly in South Africa, where we are accustomed to "getting ‘help’. The cleaning industry is estimated to be worth around R6 - 10 billion and not regulated in terms of policy, save for salaries of the workers. There is however an association, which was constituted as recently as 1987 and which is dedicated to developing and setting appropriate standards for the contract cleaning industry [http://www.ncca.co.za/]. The cleaning industry forms part of the services sector, which employs close to 71.8% of the South African population [https://goo.gl/f3L1d4] and it is a profession that allows for entry level jobs for the most low-level skilled persons. “It is for this reason that Servest has set up its Training Academy, to ensure that new recruits are trained in the do’s and don’ts, particularly ensuring that they understand that the cleaning business is not about a task, but about hygiene in spaces, and health and wellness of people, says George Ndhlovu, Operations Director of Cleaning at Servest. The fact that the training facility is in-house, enables Servest to roll out training at any given time, without the process being hampered by budgetary constraints. “We instil the understanding in our colleagues, that their work is specialised and not just a job - for example in the healthcare sector, the nature of the work is hazardous and in the hospitality environment, it is specialised. In understanding this, it gives integrity to the profession and the person undertaking the task”, he says. In addition to investing in the skills and development of colleagues, Servest’s philosophy is to continuously upgrade its equipment and technology, to that of . . .
When researching retirement estates, many potential investors look at whether there is a frail care centre available. And while there are certain benefits associated with the established frail care model, there is a growing international trend of adopting the home-based care solution. Renishaw Hills, a mature lifestyle estate on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, has embraced this quality-assurance approach that puts the mental and physical wellbeing of residents first. “The goal of Renishaw Hills has always been to offer residents a carefree lifestyle,” explained Phil Barker, managing director of Renishaw Hills. “To achieve this, we undertook extensive research of healthcare within the retirement communities and home-based care came out as the best solution overall.” Benefits of home-based care “Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.” - John Ed Pearce Home-based care offers residents the benefits of frail care centres with one important difference – care is provided in the home. This is a multi-disciplinary team of specialists that provides personalised care for every resident. Suzette du Preez, CEO of TruCare – a specialist home-care provider in the retirement industry operating at Renishaw Hills – said that too many people were prioritising frail care centres when home-based care was generally a preferred option. “When you ask people why they want a frail care centre, they respond that they want a facility ‘in case’ they ever need it, but if you pursue whether they actually want to go to a frail care centre, they’re vehemently against it! It creates this false sense of future security when, in reality, home-based care is a much more encouraging option associated with numerous benefits.” 1. All levels of care provided in-home Home-based care services on a retirement estate offers the services of a treating doctor, registered nurse, caregiver, physiotherapist and occupational therapist, all of whom are . . .
01 December is World Aids Day, and while getting tested for HIV may be the last thing on your mind as the festive season gets underway, it could help you and your partners live healthier lives. Almost one in six South African adults are HIV positive*. HIV testing is a critically important part of the overall fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa. So why should you get tested? Here are five good reasons: 1. To avoid passing HIV on to others If you have unprotected sex, you might pass the virus on to others without knowing.* Nearly one in five people living with HIV don’t know that they are infected**, if they are not suppressed on (antiretroviral) treatment, they can pass the virus on. The more sexual partners you have, the more likely it is that you can contract HIV. Even if you have only had one sexual partner, it is important to get tested and know your status. 2. It’s better to know If you’ve put yourself at risk to contract HIV in any way and are worried you might have HIV, testing is the only way to know for certain what your HIV status is. It's normal to feel unsure about testing for HIV, but having a test will help you to stop worrying about your status. You can stop losing sleep and take appropriate action when you know. 3. A positive result means you can get access to treatment If you test HIV positive, you can start taking antiretroviral drugs immediately. These drugs will help keep you healthy. The sooner you can take the drugs, the better chance you have of living a long life, even if you are HIV positive. 4. Keep your sexual partners healthy By testing for HIV regularly, you can look after the health of your sexual partners too. If you're HIV positive, you can prevent the spread of the virus by taking your antiretroviral medication correctly and using condoms. 5. Getting tested is easy and free Anova Health encourages all men living in and around Diepsloot, Roodepoort and Kliptown to get tested for HIV and know . . .