Before you leave:
1.Scan every single certificate (mark sheet degree cert, birth, aadhar, Pan etc) and save in a secure place. Easiest is to open an email address only for documents. Make 4 sets of copies, 2 with your parents 2 with you.
2.Spend AS MUCH time with your parents as possible. It still will feel inadequate once you are there. 3.Buy multiple sweaters, jackets, scarves, wollen caps, gloves, wollen socks etc.
#Thread on Calcium defficiency, osteoporosis and dental treatment:
In the last one month, I have treated at least 4 females in their 60's, who have had serious Calcium defficiency. One of them is being treated for osteoporosis while two of them are borderline cases.
"Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine.
Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the loss of old bone."
Getting a lot of questions about kids and brushing so a quick thread:
Children have 20 primary teeth which start erupting at age 6 months and continue till around the 5 year mark. (see image)
The need for "brushing' starts at birth but is done on the gums initially.
After the baby is fed, either via breast feeding or the bottle, use a clean cotton handkerchief and room temp boiled water to gently clean the gums.
The teeth are forming under the gums and if the milk is left behind it can see through and cause cavities.
The same is done
for teeth when they erupt.
Around the 1 years mark, it is a good idea to start the process of brushing the teeth. There are many wonderful types of infant brushes available which can be used for the same. This is a popular one but can sometimes be too big and hence a challenge.
From a very young age, whenever I would lie down, I would get a dry cough. Occasionally on eating butter chicken at Avishkar (Green Park and Raviraj pale in comparison btw) I would get a burning sensation in my throat.
When I joined dental college in Mumbai, I lived
in the hostel. The food was greasy at best! Occasionally I would get a sore throat and head over to the medical college OPD where I would be prescribed an antibiotic usually Azithromycin. Instead of curing the “Sore Throat” it would make it worse!
Btw we never revealed we lived
in the hostel because they would diagnose it as malaria without even a test and start us on HCQ or something similar! 😂
Then I moved to the US, which I describe as the land of soda (Soft drink) and cheese! When I started practice, the schedule was 9-5 with no fixed lunch break
Two interesting facts that are not commonly known about H1B visas and GC.
1) You don't HAVE to work for your GC sponsor while it is being processed. You HAVE to work for the sponsor once you get the GC to avoid issues with your citizenship.
The person who has sponsored mine
is someone I never practiced with.
2) You can have multiple part time H1B visas. To gain better experience, I always was in 2 group practices which meant 2 part time visas. When I came for stamping, the lady said "Sorry Sir you need at least one full time visa." Expecting this,
I had printed out the USCIS page which spelt out that multiple part time visas were allowed. She asked to keep the print out to help educate themselves about this better.
Today's ruling is likely to cause a scare among Indians, specially IT folks, and rightly so. How ever, given
My beloved Philadelphia Phillies had to abandon camp after 8 members of the team, players and staff combined, tested positive. That also resulted in the Toronto Blue Jays having to shut down their camp:
getting their kids admitted in English and specifically convent schools than before. This was also the time the US immigration wave really took off and in the mid 90's it was almost impossible to find a house in the zipcode where at least one child was not in the US as an IT
engineer. I have spent time with Indians from all states in the US and for some reason, I found we were pretty much the only people who almost felt ashamed of Marathi and did not see anything wrong with their kids not knowing Marathi. In fact it was almost a matter of pride.
I know someone in the US who worked from home for almost 12 years. He was in the sales team and travelled a lot initially. As he rose, his travel went down. His firm did not have a dedicated office space for him and so they let him work from home.
Slowly he was working 18 days from home and travelled utmost 2 days a week. He is one of the happiest and gregarious individuals I know. As such I thought he would find it tough to not have the social aspect of going to work/travel. I asked him how he handled that.
For starters, he said I sat down and listed the pros and cons of WFH versus going to the office. If I asked for one, I could have had an office space but that would be an irreversible path. Then I could never WFH as much as I could right now.
The one time we do wear gloves is when we are receiving a parcel. Ensure no human to human handling. It is left outside the door and digital payments used. We bought a pair of kitchen gloves which we use. They are washed right after use. This
There has been a lot of fear generated from the COVD-19 pandemic. Prominent among that has been the notion that "Dentists are at the highest risk of catching and spreading the virus."
This is a thread to discuss what we are doing
in our practice to address those risks and fears.
For starters, we were closed for the last 7 weeks. We were available via our clinic cell phone for emergencies. I don't know if people were just scared or their tolerance ramped up but we barely had to go in.
For starters, we have made 3 major infrastructural changes to our clinic. The first one was a fogger used in the OT of major hospitals. It blasts the disinfectants via micro droplets so there is no need for wiping/mopping. The disinfectant used is Quarternary Ammonium compounds,