Editorial for Volume 5, Issue 10
October is a transition season. Most parts of the world are slowly moving towards winters, while few are progressing towards summers. As the world honors a few days of importance in the medical world, Team DR decided to use this month rightly as a season of transition: how medical days have an impact in the dental world – and vice versa!
World Mental Health Day – 10th October
World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.
Dental perspective: This World Mental Health Day, Reiki Grandmaster & Life Coach Dr Shelly Prashar gives 7 tips on how dentists can maintain their mental health in an article titled: Dentists & mental health.
World Sight Day – 13th October
World Sight Day is observed every year on the second Thursday of October, falling on October 13 this year. It was initiated by the Lions Clubs International Foundation during their 'SightFirstCampaign' in an effort to spread awareness about preventable blindness and help people who are visually impaired.
Dental perspective: This World Sight Day, Prosthodontist & Esthetic Dentist Dr Nupur Shrirao discusses the link between oral health and glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in an article titled: Bad oral health can cause blindness!
World Anesthesia Day -16th October
World Anaesthesia Day is celebrated on October 16 to mark the first successful demonstration of diethyl ether anaesthesia in 1846. It highlights the role of anaesthesia in numbing the pain during surgical procedures.
Dental perspective: This World Anesthesia Day, Team DR’s dental journalist Dr Zainab Rangwala talks about the one complication of dental anesthesia no one talks about in an article titled: Death due to anesthesia: What a dentist must know.
World Trauma Day – 17th October
World Trauma Day occurs every year on October 17th. The day focuses on the importance of saving and protecting lives during emergencies. It is also meant to spread awareness of preventing such injuries during road traffic accidents or sports.
Dental perspective: This World Trauma Day, Sports Dentist Dr Sneha Divekar talks about traumatic sports injuries and how to prevent them in an article titled: Dental trauma in sports – awareness and prevention.
World Osteoporosis Day – 20th October
World Osteoporosis Day is observed every year on October 20th. The day is dedicated to raising awareness of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. First observed in 1996, it is organised annually by the International Osteoporosis Foundation.
Dental perspective: This World Osteoporosis Day, Periodontist & Implantologist Dr Madhulika Bannerjee writes about the impact of osteoporosis and its treatment in dental implantology in an article titled: Impact of osteoporosis on dental implants.
World Polio Day – 24th October
World Polio Day is celebrated annually on October 24, to raise awareness for polio vaccination and eradication of polio. The Day was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.
Dental perspective: This World Polio Day, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr Nishit Shah shares how to manage patients with poliomyelitis in the dental clinic in an article titled: Polio & oral health.
Hope you observe these days of medical importance with a new and improved take – a fresh dental perspective!