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  • Thema von Anacoana im Forum Indien

    Nepal ist ein faszinierendes Land, die Menschen sind, obwohl sie in der Regel sehr arm sind, freundlich und strahlen Gelassenheit und Zufriedenheit aus. Zahnärzte sind in dem Land in Südasien Mangelware, wären aber dringend gefragt. Der kleine Verein "Open Eyes" mit etwa 20 Mitgliedern will helfen. "Wir möchten ein bisschen etwas von dem Reichtum bei uns an die Armen weitergeben", sagt Dr. Birgit Brunner. Die Landshuter Zahnärztin hat mit ihrem Mann Dr. Ulrich Demhartner vor etwa fünf Jahren den Verein aus der Taufe gehoben. In erster Linie haben die beiden bei ehemaligen Studienkollegen angefragt, ob sie aktiv werden möchten. Von daher sind die Mitglieder in Landshut und München beheimatet. Jede Spende geht direkt nach Nepal. Die Zahnärzte und Helfer finanzieren den Flug und die Unterkunft selbst.

    Der Verein "Open Eyes" ist bemüht, zweimal pro Jahr sogenannte Dentalcamps in Nepal zu organisieren und durchzuführen. Das Ehepaar Brunner/Demhartner fährt nie gemeinsam, denn sonst wäre ihre Praxis komplett geschlossen. Von daher wechseln sich die beiden ab.

    Um 8.30 Uhr in der Früh werden das dreiköpfige Ärzteteam und ihre Mitarbeiter in der Lodge abgeholt, um eineinhalb Stunden später am Ort des Geschehens zu sein. Die Gemeinde hat in einem Waisenhaus samt Schule einen Raum frei gemacht. Dort wird das Equipment aufgebaut. Dr. Brunner hat die ganze Ausrüstung, wie zum Beispiel Bohrer und Absauger, dabei. "Die Nepali haben keine Distanzgrenze, von daher wollen am liebsten 20 danebensitzen, wenn einer behandelt wird", erzählt die Zahnmedizinerin. Von daher wird folgendes Prozedere vereinbart: Ein Zahnarzt begutachtet die Patienten, schreibt auf einen Zettel, was getan werden soll und gibt ihn dem behandelnden Arzt, der dann den Patienten in den Raum holt. In früheren Jahren mussten Übersetzer bezahlt werden, doch dieses Mal stehen dem Team sechs Studenten von der Universität Kathmandu zur Seite. "Die Leute haben genauso Angst vorm Zahnarzt und wollen informiert werden", erläutert Dr. Birgit Brunner. Man lernt die Nepalesen ganz anders kennen als als Tourist. Ein paar Worte nepalesisch kann die Landshuterin mittlerweile: "Mund aufmachen", "Wo tut es weh?" "Mund zu."
    Eine Attraktion in Nepal: ein Stupa, der größte buddhistische Tempel außerhalb Indiens.

    Eine Attraktion in Nepal: ein Stupa, der größte buddhistische Tempel außerhalb Indiens.
    Die Behandlung ist schwieriger als in der eigenen Praxis, sitzen die Patienten doch auf normalen Stühlen. Von daher sind Helferinnen von der ersten Sekunde gefordert. Eine Mittagspause ist den Nepali ganz wichtig. Der Pate ruft im Dorf an, dass das Essen vorbereitet wird, das eine Familie für die Deutschen kocht. Jeden Mittag gibt es das nepalesische Nationalgericht Dal Bhat, das in der Hauptsache aus scharfer Linsensuppe, Reis und Gemüse der Saison besteht. Manchmal kommt Hühnerfleisch dazu. Danach geht es zurück in die "mobile Praxis". Zähne ziehen und Füllungen einsetzen sind die beiden Haupttätigkeiten der Zahnärzte, die zu dritt etwa 100 Patienten pro Tag behandeln.

  • Thema von Anacoana im Forum FDI Federation Dentair...

    The first workshop of Phase III of the FDI-Unilever partnership took place in Istanbul from 8 to 9 December. It followed a preparatory web conference on 23 November.

    The partnership Phase II terminated at the end of 2013 with much acclaim for its outreach, participation and initial results. Phase III has re-focused its activities around school children, using the ‘Brush Day and Night’ campaign. Two new experts, Prof. Jo Frencken and Prof. Paulo Melo, were nominated to follow up and support project implementation. Eight countries were able to send project leaders: Chile, Greece, Indonesia, Morocco, Nigeria, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam.

    We will be reporting more fully on progress in the FDI-Unilever partnership Phase III in the coming months

  • Thema von Anacoana im Forum FDI Federation Dentair...

    New Delhi, 12 September 2014: FDI World Dental Federation, the leading international organization representing the dental profession, today launched its ‘Data Hub for global oral health’, a first of its kind online data-base for oral health and related information. The launch took place at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress inaugurated by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, co-hosted by FDI and the Indian Dental Association in the national capital region.

    The FDI Annual World Dental Congress (AWDC) is being organized in India for the second time after 2004. It provides a platform for knowledge exchange and for strengthening relations between National Dental Associations, people and countries globally. It is expected that over 11,000 international and national experts from the industry will participate in this conference to be held over four days.

    Sharing insights on the launch of the Data Hub, Prof Li-Jian Jin, chair of the FDI Oral Health Data Task Team explained, “The FDI Data Hub creates a network for monitoring and sharing global oral health data. It sheds light on the crucial need for growing and enhancing the available network by continuously feeding it up-to-date collected data that aims to make oral health a priority on the global health agenda.”

    In India, oral health is a critical but overlooked component of overall health and well-being among children and adults. Problems such as dental caries, periodontitis, and oral cancer are some serious concerns that are significantly diminishing the quality of life for people, especially those from low-income groups or uninsured. Periodontal disease affects 90-95% of the population, and dental caries affects 60-80% of children in India. Oral cancer accounts for almost 40% of the total diagnosed cancer cases in India—considered to be one of the highest rates in the world. There is a need to bring down the incidence of oral and dental diseases to less than 40% of existing levels.

    “We are very happy to be associated with this initiative, the FDI Data Hub will be of great benefit to the dental industry in India and countries globally. Currently there is a lack of a comprehensive database in the field of oral health, disease and oral care,” said Dr. Ashok Dhoble, Honorary Secretary General, Indian Dental Association. “Having access to a reliable source of information that monitors trends and assesses progress of dental health indicators is key to improving oral health outcomes and for implementing national healthcare strategies and plans.”

    The launch of the FDI Data Hub at the AWDC is a landmark event for the dental global industry. This ‘live’ evolving online database seeks to fill critical gaps in oral health data, such as statistics and indicators, including regular country-by-country updates, to become the most comprehensive source of all available oral health information.

    “The oral care industry needs more reliable data to help raise awareness about oral health and reduce the global burden of oral disease,” said Gerard K. Meuchner, Vice President and Chief Global Communications Officer of Henry Schein, Inc., and an industry representative to the Vision 2020 task force. “FDI’s Data Hub is a critical step towards filling the gaps and highlighting the long-term benefits of oral healthcare, especially, as the evidence increasingly shows, its contribution to a reduction in overall healthcare costs in the long-term.”

    The FDI Data Hub has been developed under the umbrella of Vision 2020: FDI’s guidelines to shaping the future of oral health. It builds on the strengths and successes of the Oral Health Atlas, published in 2009, which is FDI’s comprehensive sourcebook for raising awareness of key oral health issues and promoting oral health literacy and advocacy. The Vision 2020 work reflects input from the profession, academia and the dental industry.

    Quick facts on the FDI Data Hub

    The FDI Data Hub is an online database collating oral health data from various international sources – including World Health Organization (WHO), Niigata University, Malmö University, World Bank and Globocan;
    It will make global oral health data easily accessible in one place to a wide audience including dentists, orthodontists, health professionals, policy makers, media, industry bodies and the general public;
    It presents maps and tables of available oral health data which can be searched by indicators based on country, geographical region and year. Users can retrieve the oral health data visualized in maps and tables and this information is downloadable;
    The Data Hub indicates where gaps in data exist and addresses the need to remedy the situation

    About FDI
    FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative body for over 1 million dentists worldwide. Its membership includes approximately 200 national member associations and specialist groups from well over 130 countries. The FDI Annual World Dental Congress, held every year in different locations around the world, provides a unique opportunity for professionals and all other sectors related to oral healthcare to meet and learn from one another. FDI’s vision: ‘leading the world to optimal oral health’.

    For more information about FDI, please contact: Christopher M. Simpson, FDI Communications Manager, +41 22 560 8134, csimpson@fdiworldental.org.

    For more information about the FDI Data Hub, please contact: Claudia Marquina, Health Communication Project manager, +41 22 560 8137, cmarquina@fdiworldental.org.

  • Oral Health ObservatoryDatum20.12.2014 21:10
    Thema von Anacoana im Forum FDI Federation Dentair...

    FDI’s new Oral Health Observatory application will be ready for its official launch early in the New Year. The app is designed to assess the state of oral health of patients as reported by their dentist and by the patients themselves. Pilot projects are planned in Germany, Mexico and the Netherlands.

    Readers will recall that the application is designed for use on Android-based tablet computers, which will be distributed to participating dentists. Current app languages are Dutch, German and Spanish. Data retrieved will be introduced into a dedicated application specially created for FDI.

    Dentists’ training is planned for January, and data collection should be terminated by end February.
    - See more at: http://www.fdiworldental.org/media/news/...h.9pZgmW1G.dpuf

  • Roadside dentist- smart or shady?Datum06.12.2014 18:12
    Foren-Beitrag von Anacoana im Thema Roadside dentist- smart or shady?
  • Roadside dentist- smart or shady?Datum06.12.2014 18:11
    Thema von Anacoana im Forum USA

    This roadside ‘dentist’ in the image below is all set up for his daily procedures. The instruments, sample dentures, and impression trays are laid out in an organized manner to attract customers. (Photo taken by Flickr user edenmiller in India)

    Were you thinking of going for a ‘dental vacation’? Think again! We have all experienced some sort of bargaining with the roadside vendors, whether it be for paintings, carpets, souvenirs, etc. Now, how would you feel about bargaining with a roadside ‘dentist’ for a pair of dentures or maybe an extraction procedure? Needless to say that the procedure will cost you a fraction of what it would if you went to a qualified dentist with sterilized equipment and years of training but is it worth the price difference at the cost of your own health? (Answer=No.)

    In many parts of the world, it is absolutely possible to bargain for all kinds of dental treatments with a roadside dentist and no, I am not talking about a dentist who has a small office on the side of a street. I am talking about the so called ‘dentists’ who have their entire ‘office’ set up on the walkway next to a busy street. To most of us this concept sounds so foreign, however, it is very much practiced in certain parts of the world and these ‘dentists’ have a pretty large patient pool as well. As you might have guessed, one of the biggest challenges is infection control.

    Studies have suggested that in some countries, the roadside dentists have aided in the spread of HIV. In an international news report, it was noted that not only is the tooth treatment by these ‘dentists’ done without anesthetics and with unsterilized primitive tools, it is painful and also very dangerous. Health practices of such sort have led to the rapid spread of all kinds of infectious diseases. So why are these ‘dentists’ still practicing and have a large patient pool?



    The answer is just what you might have guessed…affordability. Despite all the drawbacks, there is also a flip side to this picture. In most of the third world countries, the rich are very rich and the poor are extremely poor. With no centralized healthcare system and limited amount of resources, it is only natural that many individuals resort for these treatments and for them, these roadside healers are nothing short of a blessing. While these ‘dentists’ might have increased the risk of spreading infections, they also have provided immediate relief to many in distress. The extractions performed by them have alleviated the pain and have stopped the possible spread of infection for many of their patients. They also have enhanced the appearance of many by providing affordable dentures.

    Tell us what you think of such practices and/or if you have ever come across a roadside dentist.

  • Thema von Anacoana im Forum in eigener Sache

    Statt eines traditionellen Weihnachtsgeschenks für Kunden unterstützt Straumann dieses Jahr karitative Organisationen. Mit dieser Aktion kann Straumann einen kleinen Beitrag leisten, die Not der Menschen etwas zu lindern und gleichzeitig die Arbeit der ehrenamtlichen Helfer unterstützen.
    Die Straumann GmbH mit Sitz in Freiburg i.Br. ist Teil der Straumann-Gruppe. Diese ist weltweit führender Anbieter im Bereich der dentalen Implantologie, restaurativen Zahnmedizin und oralen Geweberegeneration. Produkte und Dienstleistungen von Straumann werden Zahnärzten und Zahnlabors auf der ganzen Welt angeboten.

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  • Zahnarzt El Gouna oder Hurghada?Datum02.12.2014 23:07
    Thema von Anacoana im Forum Ägypten

    wird derzeit in einem Forum heftig diskutiert

    http://forum.oase.com/showthread.php?p=1183527

  • The Royal Mobile Dental ProjectDatum19.11.2014 23:58
    Foren-Beitrag von Anacoana im Thema The Royal Mobile Dental Project
  • The Royal Mobile Dental ProjectDatum19.11.2014 23:58
    Thema von Anacoana im Forum Thailand

    The “Royal Mobile Dental Project” at the faculty of dentistry, Khon Kaen University was established in 1991 under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King. The project was initiated as a part of the government agenda called “Isan Keaw or Green Isan project” to help the people in the northeastern region of Thailand.


    The dental services provided by the project include simple extraction, fillings, scaling and pit and fissure sealants. The oral health education is also arranged if possible to encourage the people to have a better care of their oral cavities. The success of the project owes to a number of collaborations from faculty staff, dental assistants, local health officials, volunteered dentists and community. Apart from the dental services, the project aims at promoting the oral health care and the prevention of oral diseases in the future. Epidemiological and action research must be implemented to improve people’s oral health in a sustainable manner.

  • Thailand’s Royal Project Datum19.11.2014 23:58
    Thema von Anacoana im Forum Thailand
  • Thema von Anacoana im Forum Haiti

    Von Eike Kühl am 16. Januar 2014 in der Zeit

    Am 12. Januar 2010 bebte in Haiti und der Hauptstadt Port-au-Prince die Erde. Die traurige Bilanz: Geschätzte 250.000 Tote, 300.000 Verletzte, 1,5 Millionen Obdachlose. Es war eines der schwersten Erdbeben der jüngeren Zeitgeschichte, und es stürzte ein ohnehin schon armes Land in eine tiefe Krise. Vier Jahre später stockt der Wiederaufbau trotz Milliardenhilfe aus dem Ausland. Doch einige konnten von der Krise auch profitieren.

    Der Fotograf Florian Kopp und die Journalistin Sandra Weiss stellen zum vierten Jahrestag der Katastrophe in ihrer Multimedia-Reportage Auferstanden als Ruine die Gewinner und Verlierer des Erdbebens von Haiti vor.

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