Monday, August 22, 2011

(North) Korean News: "New Invention for Dental Correction Made in Korea"

"A very small screw which is implanted on tooth root"? I think I'll stick to my imperialist dentist, thank you.
Pyongyang Medical College of Kim Il Sung University invented a new dental correction device.

The existing devices are complicated in operation and take a long time in treatment.

Pae Jae Son, a 47-year old researcher of the university, told KCNA that the new invention is a very small screw which is implanted on tooth root.

It is considered a better device for dental correction.

The titanium-made screw is low in production cost and simple in operation.

It also takes a short time in treatment.

The new invention has already been introduced in Pyongyang City Dental Preventive Hospital and other dental hospitals in the country.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fars News (Iran): "Iran Ready to Send Dentists to Regional Countries"

If I worked hard enough at it, I would probably have a post for this blog every day. This story, for instance:
A senior Iranian health ministry official announced on Monday that Tehran is prepared to dispatch dentists and dental care specialists to the regional states.

"Iran is ready to train oral and dental care specialists and send them to the countries of the region," Head of the Health Ministry's Oral and Dental Care Department Mohammad Hossein Khoshnevisan told FNA on Monday.

He further stressed Iran's tight cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) in area of oral and dental care, and announced that Iran is due to host the next meeting of the WHO East Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO)

The meeting, which will be the first of its kind in Iran, will be attended by representatives and oral and dental care specialists from 22 world countries, he added.

Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology, particularly in medical and medicinal fields, in recent years.

Earlier this month, Iranian Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi boasted the country's astonishing progress in producing medical tools, equipment and drugs, saying that Iran ranks first in synthesizing different drugs and medications in the region.

"Iran certainly ranks first in the region in producing medical equipment and medicine and those who stand behind us cannot be compared with Iran at all," Vahid Dastjerdi said addressing the inaugural ceremony of an international exhibition on medical, dentistry and laboratory equipments in Tehran at the time. [...]