Thursday, 23 March 2017

Online assistance for biostatistics at AHEAD Academy

Are you looking for help in biostatistics? We at AHEAD Academy offer online  helpfor biostatistics. We have a team of biostatistics experts, who are capable to render you quality support for doing biostatistics for your thesis and research in time and by maintaining best possible quality.We help medical and dental students in doing hassle free biostatistics. Availing online help from AHEAD Academy is simple and easy. Students can contact us by phone call, email, as well as by joining at live chat method.

The service includes the following features like:
  • Assured quality of assignments and projects.
  • Timely delivery of assignments.
  • Students can contact us any time they need the service.
  • Advanced clarification support is provided.

We perform all popular analysis used in the field of biological and health related problems like Correlation, Regression, Logistic Regression, Odds Ratio, Chi-square statistic, Survival Analysis, and many more.
Introduction to Biostatistics course titled "Primer Course in Research Methodology & Biostatistics Bridging the gap between Research & Clinical Practice" provides an introduction to selected important topics in bio statistical concepts and reasoning. This course represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types.
Most people have heard that heart disease is the leading cause of death in America today. But how do we know this fact to be true? Back in 1948, when a lot wasn't known about the factors leading to heart disease and stroke, a health research study -- known as the Framingham Heart Study -- was done on 5,209 people living in the town of Framingham, Mass. These participants hadn't developed any known symptoms of cardiovascular disease and hadn't had a stroke or heart attack. They agreed to be followed over a period of time to help researchers learn what factors lead to both conditions.

The learning activities include:
Attending workshops
Hands on session with computers and software packages
Reading and comprehending course material
Problem solving
Writing assignments
Group discussions

Course Contents:
Unit 1. Biostatistics
  1. Introduction to Biostatistics
  2. Sampling – Random and non-random sampling methods – Description, merits and demerits
  3. Data summarization – measures of averages and dispersion
  4. Data Presentation techniques – Graphical and tabular
  5. Normal distribution – properties and applications
  6. Standard error, Confidence interval and sampling distribution – definition, computation, interpretation and applications
  7. Basic principles of testing of hypothesis
  8. Test of significance - t-test, one way ANOVA, Repeated measures ANOVA, Chi square and Non parametric methods
  9. Sample size in health science research – Basic principles and computations.
  10. Correlation and Regression
  11. Software packages-SPSS.
  12. Introduction to systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  13. Measures of agreement (Kappa Statistics & ICC)
  14. Logistic regression
  15. Survival analysis

Unit 2. Research Methodology, Epidemiology and experimental design
  1.  Epidemiological Study design- Descriptive, Analytical and Experimental
  2. Basic experimental designs
  3. Epidemiological Measures – Rate, ratio, proportion, Incidence and prevalence , Relative risk, Risk ratio, Odds ratio
  4.  Reliability and validity of screening and diagnostic tests, ROC analysis
  5.  Development of research tools
  6.  Protocol preparation
  7.  Proposal writing
  8.  Report writing and publishing
  9. Critical review of research report and journal article

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

In Endodontics Class at AHEAD Academy

In endodontics class at AHEAD Academy, New Delhi, midline diastema closure was discussed. The steps were explained in detail to the students. They were motivated to practice on more number of patients. The midline diastema is a space (or gap) between the maxillary central incisors. The space can be a normal growth characteristic during the primary and mixed dentition and generally is closed by the time the maxillary canines erupt. A midline diastema usually is part of normal dental development during the mixed dentition. However, several factors can cause a diastema that may require intervention. An enlarged labial frenum has been blamed for most persistent diastemas, but its etiologic role now is understood to represent only a small proportion of cases. Other etiologies associated with diastemas include oral habits, muscular imbalances, Physical impediments, abnormal maxillary arch structure, and various dental anomalies. Effective diastema treatment requires correct diagnosis of its etiology and intervention relevant to the specific etiology. Correct diagnosis includes medical and dental histories, radiographic and clinical examinations, and possibly tooth-size evaluations. Appropriate treatment modalities have been described. Timing often is important to achieve satisfactory results. Removal of the etiologic agent usually can be initiated upon diagnosis and after sufficient development of the central incisors. Tooth movement usually is deferred until eruption of the permanent canines, but can begin early in certain cases with very large diastema.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Clinical class in endodontics as part of clinical certification course at AHEAD Academy

Clinical class in endodontics was conducted at AHEAD Academy, New Delhi centre. The topic of discussion was canal negotiation and working length determination. The students were explained the technique of access opening in detail. They were shown the root canal anatomy of all the teeth. The shape of all canals was demonstrated in detail. They were shown the procedure step-by-step on extracted and typodont teeth.

Clinical Certificate course in prosthodontics

Clinical class in prosthodontics was held at AHEAD Academy, New Delhi centre. Veneers were discussed in detail. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth. They also provide strength to the tooth. It is used in teeth with poor colour, shape and contours. Veneers are a good choice for fractured teeth, gaps between teeth and bite related problems smile designing was elaborated. A smile makeover is the process of improving the appearance of the smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures like veneers, composite bonding, implants and whitening. Zirconia crowns and their properties were taught to the students. The trade names and market price of crowns and resin cements were told to the students. The technique was then demonstrated to the students in detail.

Clinical course in prosthodontics is going on at New Delhi centre. New students were given a demonstration of crown preparation. Before giving a crown, a tooth’s upper part, crown has to be reduced to make space for crown. The students were shown the step-by-step procedure for crown preparation. At AHEAD Academy, we prepare the students fully before they work on patients. A thorough exposure is given to the students here.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Clinical Course in General Dentistry

At Ahead Academy, we treat patients from foreign countries also. Last week, a 56 years old man visited the clinic from Afghanistan. The patient had pain in his left lower molar. His tooth was extracted and he was relieved of pain. Many such patients visit AHEAD Academy, New Delhi and Mohali.

 A new student of clinical course in endodontics completed obturation of lower molar with sealer puffs. When using a warm gutta percha hydraulic obturation technique it is routine to observe a sealer puff associated with a portal of exit. Surplus sealer after filling is well-tolerated and research supports its biocompatibility. Advantageously, zinc oxide and eugenol form zinc eugenates which block prostogladins and pain. Patients are more comfortable post-operative when a sealer sets rapidly and completely in the periradicular tissues. Classic sealers take 24-48 hours to set, a more recently marketed sealer, AH Plus, sets in approximately 6 hours, and Kerr Pulp Canal Sealer sets in less than 2 hours.

 A case of splinting was performed at AHEAD ACADEMY, New delhi. The patient came with loose teeth in front region. He was happy with his appearance and esthetics. Periodontal stabilization splints are used to stabilize teeth which have become loose as a result of losing the supporting bone around them to periodontal disease, a condition known as secondary occlusal trauma. Frequently the problem is complicated by heavy bite stress. If the teeth have lost more than 40% of the supporting alveolar bone around them, a diagnosis of “severe” periodontal disease is made. Most often, teeth that are loose (mobile) enough to require splinting have that diagnosis. However, if the tooth roots are abnormally short or thin, or if the bone around them is not particularly dense, the teeth may be loose when less than 40% of the volume has been lost.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Clinical Certificate course in at AHEAD Academy, New Delhi

A 34 year old patient came with pain in lower front teeth and fractured upper front teeth. Root canal treatment (RCT) was planned was lower front teeth, later on followed by crowns. The upper front teeth were restored with composite fillings that are tooth coloured. The patient is extremely glad with his appearance and smile. Many such patients visit AHEAD Academy with their relatives and benefit from the facilities. For many such patients, their appearance has been improved drastically. Most commonly used filling material is the composite filling material as it is tooth coloured associated with and adhere well to the tooth. In this minimum tooth material is lost as the filling has mechanical bonding with the tooth. It is an esthetic filling and has good strength. They come in different shades so the shade matching can be done easily.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Treatment of patients at a reasonable cost at Karol Bagh

Clinical class in endodontics was held at AHEAD Academy, New Delhi centre. The topic of discussion was post and core. Students were explained the procedure in detail and then demonstrated on typhodont teeth. The step by step procedure was then shown to the students. Posts (or dowels) can generally be divided into two main subgroups, depending on how retention is achieved. Active posts derive their primary retention directly from the root dentine by the use of threads. Passive posts on the other hand gain retention as their name suggests by passively seating in close proximity to the post hole walls, and rely primarily on the luting cement for their retention.1 Each post type can further be subdivided according to its general shape, that is whether it is tapered or parallel sided. In general, active posts are more retentive than passive posts of a similar configuration, and parallel-sided posts are more retentive than tapered posts. Post choice should therefore be dictated by each clinical situation. Regular classes are held at both the centres, New Delhi and Mohali. All students are welcome to attend these classes.

Depigmentation procedure is routinely performed at both the centers of AHEAD Academy. A 23 years old male came to the clinic with blackish gums. His gums were treated and changed to pinkish colour. Various methods such as gingivectomy with free gingival autografts and acellular dermal matrix allografts, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, abrasion with diamond bur, and laser therapy have been used in the treatment of gingival melanin depigmentation with varied degrees of success. Healthy gingival and its appearance are essential factors for an attractive smile and removal of hyperpigmented gingiva is the necessity for a better and beautiful smile. The pigmentation becomes an esthetic concern in patients with a high smile line.