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#Thread: "Are dentists doctors?"

This question comes up time and again, directly or indirectly. I don't know why but it does.

So I posted this poll and the results surprised me. The popular joke was that there were more dentists voting given the results!

#dentist #doctors
I am a dentist. BY CHOICE. I got into Mechanical Engineering but moved to dentistry by choice. Could have gotten into a government medical college but was never interested in Medicine.

I studied in an amazing institute here and in the US, was able to practice and teach there.
Now back in Pune. And I LOVE my profession.

Which brings us to the basic question "Are dentists doctors?"

And the answer is Yes AND No! and it does not end with being a doctor. We are much more than just that. Let's see how.
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#Thread about brushing your teeth:

When I came back from the US in late 2018, one of my goals was to create awareness about oral health. I was very surprised to hear how many people don't know its essential to brush multiple times.

#oralhealth #preventivecare #brushyourteeth
So I created this poll and the results confirmed my fear. More than 50% said they brush ONCE a day! So here goes.

Teeth can get two main diseases: Caries/cavities and periodontal/gum disease. Both are multi factorial but start with two main factors: Diet and oral hygiene.
Genes play a role but let's not blame our parents and their parents for our faults.

Basically food left on teeth causes caries and under the gums causes periodontal issues. Plain and simple. Some foods are worse than others but oral hygiene is key. So lets start with brushing.
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I dove into the FEC data, and it's pretty clear:

Grassroots health professional donors far prefer Sanders and Warren to Biden and Buttigieg. 1/
For doctors, donations went mostly to Warren and Sanders, with Sanders slightly receiving more.

Buttigieg received a substantial portion.

Biden received very little.

#MedTwitter #MedStudentTwitter
@darakass @DrDooleyMD @AbdulElSayed @DrSriram @DoctorsforPete @Docs_4_Bernie To me this corroborates the polls which show that while medical trade groups/guilds/professional societies might not support policies like #MedicareForAll, grassroots doctors feel differently. 3/
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#WAACP today and tomorrow and time for another string of #clinicalpearls! 1/
@WashACP @WashACP @HollonMD
First up: The Microbiome. The microbiome is all viruses, fungi, bacteria, and their products. No two microbiomes are the same. And for every 1 gene of ours, there are 250 bacteria genes. 2/
Dysbiosis is a maladaptive change in our microbiome. Even a few days of constant pressure (like poor sleep and diet) can change the microbiome. 3/
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

I wish to update everyone on the role we play in early detection and treatment for women affected by this terrible disease.

#breastcancer #October #breastcancerawareness #Pune #dentist #cancerscreening
As part of my training at the University of Pennsylvania, we were taught the role of regular Oral Cancer Screening to be carried out at each visit.

The mandible is the most common site for metastasis aka secondary spread of Breast Cancer.
As such we contribute both towards primary diagnosis and ruling out recurrence. A simple panoramic xray is generally sufficient in most cases.

If a patient is to undergo Chemotherapy, it becomes very important to eliminate all potential sources of infection.
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