Dental surgery: Things to know

Sometimes, you might feel that the only use of your teeth is chewing food and perhaps oral health does not need as much attention, but the truth is far from it.

health / Putting the spotlight on women’s cardiac health

While cancer is a much-hyped topic, we often seem to overlook another common cause of deaths — cardiac problems. In fact, this is one of the leading causes of death in women worldwide.

Managing dentine hypersensitivity

In medical terms, dentine hypersensitivity is a form of dental pain which is sharp in character and of short duration, arising from exposed dentin surfaces in response to stimuli, typically thermal, chemical, or electrical; and which cannot be ascribed to any other dental disease.

Making dental care a regular habit

Professor Dr Mostaque H Sattar is a veteran in the dental profession in Bangladesh and has been a major influence on many dental students and patients alike. He is an expert on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics.

Herbal goodness

Have you ever wondered how to spruce up your kitchen game? Cooking shows on every platform have been enticing you to try a dash of herbs, but sometimes it is possible to get lost.

health / Of caries and cavities

Dental problems are tended to once they occur. But, would it not be better if we were more knowledgeable regarding the looming troubles around our oral health and could take precautionary measures?

health / The whys of a regular dental check-up

Dental hygiene is often overlooked by the general population and being involved in raising awareness about this issue, and Prof Dr. S M Iqbal Hussain, the ex-Principal of Dhaka Dental College and Hospital, was happy enough to share his views on the importance of visiting the dentists at least twice a year. He has long been a veteran in dentistry with multiple degrees from countries around the world.

Know your basics of dental health

Dental health and oral hygiene is an often overlooked matter, especially among us Bengalis. Two things contribute to the commonness of this matter; first is our carefree attitude.

Treating head and neck cancers

Associate Professor Dr Tan Hiang Khoon is an esteemed head and neck surgeon, specialising in resection of complex head and neck malignancies,

Essentials of maintaining oral hygiene

The concept of wellbeing of the whole body is more important than ever, and yet, the teeth are not in the priority zone for most people’s checklist.

The matter of urologic diseases

Dr Henry Ho is an adjunct Associate Professor at both Duke-NUS Medical School and NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is the Head & Senior Consultant with the Department of Urology.

Exploring the discontents of sleep apnea

Dr Toh Song Tar is the Head & Senior Consultant at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery in Singapore General Hospital.

Exploring the discontents of sleep apnea

Dr Toh Song Tar is the Head & Senior Consultant at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery in Singapore General Hospital. He is also the Head of Singhealth Duke--NUS Sleep Centre.

Living with Lupus

Another day, another torment. The same will follow the next day — the excruciating pain, inexplicable fatigue, and never-ending drowsiness.

Dr Choo Su Pin enlightens on Gastrointestinal Cancers

She recently visited Bangladesh, thanks to the International Medical Consultants (IMC), a unique healthcare assistance centre in Bangladesh.

Treatment of liver cancer

Professor Pierce Chow is a Senior Consultant and Co-Director (Surgical) of the Comprehensive Liver Cancer Clinic at the National Cancer Centre Singapore; Senior Consultant Surgeon in HPB (Hepatic-Pancreatic-Biliary) and Transplant Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital; Professor and Course Director at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. He is specialised in the treatment of liver cancer and has carried out extensive research on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Forestalling joint pain

It’s a chilly weekend afternoon and snuggled up on a cosy rocking chair by the bedroom window, you are about to finish reading this fabulous novel. After having basked quite a while in the feel-good vibes of the novel’s climactic finish, you decide to rise from your chair for a brisk walk around the house.


Positive psychology can help people in their battle against cancer, and can help others in similar situations. It is common for cancer patients to be told to “think positively,” as it is believed to improve their mental and emotional health, and thus,