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Periodontology in Medicine- Part 2 of 3

PERIODONTAL DISEASE AND DIABETES MELLITUS   Diabetes mellitus comprises a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of metabolic disorders manifested by abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood (1). This abnormally high level of glucose in the blood is brought about by insulin deficiency caused by pancreatic b-cell dysfunction, insulin resistance in the liver or...

Periodontology in Medicine- Part 1 of 3

INTRODUCTION Throughout the history of mankind, there has been the belief that diseases which affect the mouth, such as periodontal disease, can have an effect on the rest of the body. Over the centuries, writings from the ancient Egyptians, Hebrews, Assyrians, Greeks, and Romans, to name a few, have all noted the importance of the...

Basics of Lean Six Sigma

“It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared” – Whitney Young Jr During my college days, I often heard my teachers mentioning “Doctors need not be intelligent but they sure need to be well informed”.  In today’s era we do see that...

Back to the basics: Bank FDs re-visited

Over the years we’ve all had our share of freshly minted MBAs and “Executives” from various banks and financial intermediaries speaking in a language that sounds like English but laden with jargons like MF, ULIP, PMS, SIP and the like. Accompanied with graphs and booklets that would put a Yash Raj film poster designer to...