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Edentulous Support Society organizes seminar on prevention and treatment of Edentulism

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Seminar to highlight disability caused by Edentulism, educates over 1000 patients of the condition and possible treatment

The Edentulous Support Society, India’s first support group for people suffering from Edentulism (a condition of being toothless), is organizing a seminar to highlight the condition of Edentulism, as well as the means of prevention and treatment of the condition. The seminar will be held in the city on 4th July, Saturday, at 5.00pm at Ramkrishna More Sabhagruha in Pimpri-Chinchwad. This is the first in a series of seminars that are due to be organized across various cities in Maharashtra over a period to highlight to senior citizens the disabilities caused by Edentulism, and the methods that can be adopted to avoid contracting this condition.

The workshop, which is scheduled to take place at the Ramkrishna More Sabhagruha in Pimpri-Chinchwad
on Saturday, will address various issues ranging from the factors causing edentulism, who is susceptible to the condition and what measures can be taken to address the problems caused by it. Some notable guests who will be attending the event include Mrs. Aparna Tai Doke, the Mayor of Pimpri Chinchwad and Dr. Sriram Pandey, Founder and President of the Senior Citizen Club of Pimpri Chinchwad, who are also the partners for the event. The Edentulous Support Society, in addition to organizing this seminar, also aims to provide 100 free dentures to needy people who cannot afford them.

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2 July, 2009 at 9:44 pm

India’s first Edentulous Support Society Launched in Pune

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City Doctor Dr. Vijay Tamhane avows to bring better quality life to 62 million toothless Indians

The Edentulous Support Society (ESS), India’s first and only support group for edentulous people, today launched its support services for the edentulous patients in Pune. The support group will conduct seminars and workshops to educate patients afflicted with edentulism on their condition, and the means available to them to recover from their condition to a great extent.

The first of these seminars is being held at Ramkrishna More Sabhagruha Pimpri-Chinchwad on Saturday, 4th July, 09. The support group also has Edentulous Support Society Website ( and Helpline (02030785050) to help guide the patients for support and guidance, and to identify best dental solutions associated with reduction in psychological distress and dentally disabling symptoms.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Vijay Tamhane, Founder Director, Edentulous Support Society, said, “Edentulism is the condition of being toothless as a result of tooth loss due to various reasons .Over 19% of the population in India today is edentulous, and these people regularly face the adverse repercussions of a little known, yet extremely detrimental medical condition. The Edentulous Support Society, through the launch of this support group, aims to educate and thereby enable patients afflicted with edentulism to realize that this is a serious medical disability, and give them choices of ways in which they can overcome their condition.”

He further added “Edentulous people today are surviving in the face of extensive disability. These people who cannot chew properly survive with worse health than others, as due to their inability to eat normally; their lives are interspersed with long stretches of hunger punctuated by a rare full meal. Therefore it becomes more imperative and necessary to aid and care for these adults who are edentulous. This support group aims to reach out to more than 1 lakh edentulous people by 2010 by opening counselling centres, appointing dentist affiliated with ESS. This is an initiative which is taken to bring succour to millions of people who are suffering from edentulism”.

Edentulous Support Society is supported by group of eminent dentists & prominent people from society who are dedicating their personal energy, time and money in the exercise.
Edentulous Support Society (ESS) has been the first support group with a vision to alleviate edentulism and enable a community with the choices of a better living. The support group is extremely committed and focused to improve quality of life for edentulous people by reaching them through awareness & guidance on prevention and treatment of edentulism. Edentulous Support Society will equip affected community with better knowledge and hence prepare them for choosing better options for dental treatments

For more details on edentulism and ESS kindly visit website:

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23 June, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Dental Information Now In Downloadable Audio/Video (AV) Format

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Nobel Biocare brings free training and educational material to dentists, dental specialists, students and patients on its new site found on iTunes U on the iTunes stores.

Nobel Biocare, world leaders in restorative aesthetic dentistry, have for the first time, introduced a path breaking novel means to deliver educational material on dentistry in a downloadable audio visual format through iTunes, the signature music software of Apple, the global leader in the fields of personal computers, mobile communication devices and portable digital music players. The cooperation aims to provide free training and educational material to dentists, dental specialists, students and patients on Apple’s Education platform, through innovative ways to engage millions of dental professionals with state of the art dental education.

The application, available on iTunes U, will be in a downloadable format, and any person with access to Apple’s iTunes store can feed in the requisite link and download the information audio files present online.
Nobel Biocare is the proprietor of its own educational entity titled “Nobel Biocare Campus”, and by making this revolutionary service available in the public domain, Nobel Biocare has become the first medical technology company to have its own presence on iTunes U, a first of its kind initiative in the world.

On the launch of the iTunes service, Mr. Sameer Bhat, Country Manager, Nobel Biocare India said “The uniqueness of this initiative highlights a significant step in our efforts to evolve the way dental education is conducted and an opportunity to share much of the very high quality training and education material and its highly repuatable know how in this area, that the company possesses”. “The ease of use and public acceptance of the iTunes platform is only expected to increase the popularity of this service and to be instrumental in increasing access to dental education material across India” he added.

T&E (Training & Education) is one of Nobel Biocare’s main strengths. One of the key trends in education on which Nobel Biocare wants to continue to build its reputation is the rapid development of e-learning. Found in the “Beyond Campus” section of iTunes U, Nobel Biocare’s Training & Education program will provide easy, state-of-the-art on-demand e-learning. Users can search and download training and education material directly from the site, and then experience it on their Mac or PC, or sync with iPod or iPhone to learn anywhere, anytime.

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8 June, 2009 at 6:29 am

Nobel Biocare imparts knowledge through finest dental programs

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When the leaders in consultative solution selling, work in close association with your clinician, the outcome will be the result of deep seeded dental knowledge and an understanding of your smile. No more have the dental clinics in India remained plainly the consumer banks for just tooth caps and bridges. The education of the dental world in the innovative modern methods of restorative dentistry gives you the benefit of aesthetically accurate dental solutions.

In India, Nobel Biocare forged ahead in the area of professional education with over 300 dentists trained through their benchmark NobelFellow program that has seen a successful run spanning three years and over 50 batches. Globally, with 40 years of scientific research experience up their sleeves, Nobel Biocare collaborates its presence with 60 universities and over 600 scientists in 28 countries. They vest their expertise in their own clinical research and development organizations in seven countries – Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, US, Japan, and China.

While the company does involve itself with formal education programs for graduates and under-graduates at universities across the world, in India it also helps in training modules on implants in dental schools and in-house training of already practicing dentists and super specialists to use refined techniques to practice precise implants. They have a dedicated and trained sales team that offers support and coverage to dental professionals across the length and breadth of our vast nation. Their team of in-house dentists, training coordinators, customer support, marketing and logistics professionals are all trained to provide your trusted dentist with excellent support. Then whether your need is a general one or one that requires specialized attention, NobelFellow trained dental professionals will keep you smiling.

Their efforts at taking professional education and support to the next level is enabled by their offering of WebEx training and support to their mentors, clinicians and laboratory partners wherein they can achieve excellence in the latest happenings in a virtually real environment. With support materials like the demonstration of live surgeries through clinically documented training concepts, hands on exercises and dedicated Mentor direction, their partner clinicians have the added advantage of high end permanent solution even with a routine conventional dental job.

NobelFellow is a 12-day comprehensive interactive course presented over six months in four different modules of three days each. It provides step-by-step coaching for dentists on the application and integration of Nobel Biocare C&B&I (crown, bridge & implants) solutions in a dental practice. Each module contains lectures, hands-on sessions and live surgeries. Their hands-on courses are designed to make their products and procedures easy-to-use and understand. The company also offers on-site training in several languages and online education program to create awareness.

Nobel Biocare has done the maximum and the finest of training and education programs for implant education in India. The newly launched Total Implant Proficiency (TIP) program is designed to meet the dearth of expert implantologists across the country by providing a comprehensive course, conducted by some of the best faculties internationally. The main objective of introducing TIP is to train dental professionals on latest and innovative techniques of implantology like NobelGuide on actual patients and provide certification from ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists).

The enamel of an adult’s permanent teeth once lost is irrecoverable. However if the dentist has the right knowledge of the best dentistry practices, the visible difference will be as though the teeth grew back permanently.

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