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Friday, 25 December 2009


The end of the year is usually a period when many people like to summarise their achievements and make future plans. I've been using google analytics for slightly more than 3 months now. It's really great to be able to see the statistics about one's blog. had exactly 1000 visits between Sept 21 and Dec 25 from 72 countries/territories. The list of top 10 countries with the greatest number of visits includes the USA, India, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Canada, Turkey and Iran.

Of 702 absolute uniqe visitors, about one third were returning visitors with more than 300 visits :-) The average time on site was 00:02:26 with an average of 1.90 Pages/Visit.

More than half of all visits came through search engines, Google being the most popular, as expected. About the same number of visits came as direct traffic and from referring sites, such as,,,, etc.

Interestingly, this blog appeared in search engines not just when 'dental materials' were used as keywords. In fact, the visitors of this blog entered more than 400 keywords, such as 'dental materials journal', 'mta dental material', 'filtek silorane', 'mta in endodontics', 'free dental material journal', 'books of dental materials' etc.

So, it's been an exciting period for and I hope this blog will be even better in the future. I'd like to thank all the visitors and wish Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

News from

PhD Scholarship

Manufacturing And Characterisation Of Titanium Based Dental Implant

University of Sheffield - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Application deadline: 07 January 2010.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Call for abstracts: 88th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR

88th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR
Barcelona, Spain, July 14-17, 2010.

Abstracts can be submitted online HERE. The deadline for abstract submission is February 5, 2010. As on previous IADR conferences, one person may present only one abstract but can be co-author on an unlimited number of abstracts.

More than 4500 delegates are expected and more than 3000 abstracts submitted. There will be oral and poster discussions as well as traditional poster sessions. All delegates will receive continuing education credits according to the ADA CERP.

The new way of abstract presentation is through poster discussion sessions designed for up to 7 individual presentations. Abstracts in these sessions will be presented as posters with up to 3 PowerPoint slides in addition. Each presentation will last for 5 minutes followed by 2 minutes of discussion.

Posters will be displayed vertically, rather than horizontally. Poster dimensions will be 0.93 m (width) x 2.22 m (height).

There will be more than 20 subject areas including dental materials, cariology, dental anesthesiology, implantology, microbiology, mineralized tissue, neuroscience/TMJ, oral&maxillofacial surgery, periodontology, prosthodontics, pharmacology, pulp biology etc.

More information and detailed instructions can be found HERE.