Research Papers/Topics in Dentistry And Dental Technology

Prevalence and Factors Associated with Pneumonia Among Under-Fives Attending Kiryandongo General Hospital

ABSTRACT Pneumonia is still a major contributor of morbidity and mortality, especially among the underfives of sub-Saharan Africa. This, occurring in the backdrop of global reports of prevalence decrease between 2000 and 2015 of more than 22%, is cause for concern. There has to be factors that can be attributed to this non-uniform fall in prevalence especially in Uganda, and Kiryandongo where shockingly, data on the subject matter is minimal, if not totally non-existent. The study set out to ...

Dental Service Utilization by Seropositive Adults at Community Health Aids Initiative Clinic in Kampala International University-Teaching Hospital, Bushenyi District

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Factors Contributing to Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children Under Five in Nkondo, Buyende District

Abstract A cross sectional descriptive transverse study was carried out in Nkondo sub-county, Buyende district from February 2014 up to November 2014 aimed at assessing factors contributing to severe acute malnutrition in the under fives in the area so as to develop strategies of improving the welfare health conditions of children. Severe acute Malnutrition in Uganda affects a large number of children under 5 years and remains a major public health problem in the country and Nkondo sub-count...

Determination of Family Planning utilization among women of reproductive age, Bududa District, Uganda

ABSTRACT The study investigated into determinations of family planning utilization among women of reproductive age between 15 – 49year in Bududa district in Eastern Uganda. Five objectives and six research questions were used to guide the study. The researcher carried out a retrospective descriptive study. Review or study of the available records was used in the collection of the data for the period between April 2011–May 2013.The study was aimed at documenting information on family plann...

Evidence Base of Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)

597 articles were reviewed, 426 did not comply with the exclusion criteria and were rejected. 171 articles were accepted as evidence. The results show an emerging evidence base for CAMBRA in support for the viability of assessing the risk factors: Saliva flow; Salivary counts of S. mutans and Lactobacilli; Frequency of fermentable carbohydrate intake; past caries experience and for the use of Dental chewing gum; Chlorhexidine; Topical fluoride; Glass ionomers; CPP/ACP...

Dental Chewing Gum and Caries - A Systematic Review

There is good evidence that supports the use of sugarless dental chewing gum, containing Xylitol and/or Sorbitol, for caries reduction, particularly on the occlusal tooth surface. Gum chewing varied between 2-7x daily after meals for 5-20 min. There seemed to be no difference between Xylitol-, Sorbitol and Xylitol/Sorbitol Chewing Gum. Two trials showed no significant anti- caries effect as compared to the control. However, one trial (in situ) used an intensive chewing reg...

Clinical oral care in Zonkizizwe: The ART approach as model for treatment provision on primary care level

Zonkizizwe (Zulu; Eng: All Nations) is one of many informal settlements locatedSouth East of Johannesburg. Zonkizizwe has been founded in 1989. Today, it has anestimated population of 150 000 people. The majority of its residents are Zulu speakingpeople who migrated from KwaZulu/Natal to the metropolitan area of Johannesburg.The main forms of housing in Zonkizizwe are informal dwellings. However, people haveaccess to electricity, sewerage system with outside toilets and tap water in the...

Implementation of the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) approach in the Sedibeng district oral health service

Objective: To determine the impact of operator knowledge and skills in the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) approach on the number of rendered tooth extractions and restorations in the Sedibeng district oral health service. Methods: All dentists (3) and dental therapists (4) employed on full time basis in Sedibeng were trained in ART. The training followed standards recommended by the World Health Organisation. One year after training, the treatment ra...

Halitosis Among Students in Shehu Idris College of Health Science and Technology, Makarfi, Kaduna State

ABSTRACTInfact, the aim of this study is to create awareness on the Halitosis among students in SICHST Makarfi Local Government Area, Kaduna State. Halitosis or most commonly bad breath are terms used to describe noticeably unpleasant odor exhaled in breathing. Halitosis is a condition affecting both male and female in all ages, Halitosis can cause by eating of certain foods, like cooked eggs, garlic, onions, smoking and drinking alcohol, which when absorbed into our blood stream, are transfe...

ISOLATION AND CHARACTERISATION OF ORAL MICROBES IN PERIODONTAL DISEASED PATIENTS ATTENDING FEDERAL COLLEGE OF DENTAL TECHNOLOGY AND THERAPY DENTAL

ABSTRACTThis study was conducted to isolate and characterize the oral microbes found in periodontal disease patients at dental clinic of Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu between March to October 2017. The tests carried out was done using  blood agar, Mac conkey agar and gram staining technique in which the result showed that organisms responsible for periodontal disease are majorly gram negative anaerobes which includes the Porphyromonas gingivalis, Fusobacterium, ...

Halitosis Among Student In Shehu Idris College Of Health Science And Technology, Makarfi, Kaduna State

ABSTRACTInfact, the aim of this study is to create awareness on the Halitosis among students in SICHST Makarfi Local Government Area, Kaduna State. Halitosis or most commonly bad breath are terms used to describe noticeably unpleasant odor exhaled in breathing. Halitosis is a condition affecting both male and female in all ages, Halitosis can cause by eating of certain foods, like cooked eggs, garlic, onions, smoking and drinking alcohol, which when absorbed into our blood stream, are transfe...