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Implementation of oral health policies in African countries: South Africa and Nigeria as case studies
(University of Western Cape, 2014)
This study has shown conclusively that the oral health policy processes has not achieved the desired goals in both South Africa and Nigeria, and that greater advocacy for oral health is required in both countries.
Compliance of public dental clinics in the Umgungundlovu district with norms and standards in the Primary Health Care Package for South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2016)
BACKGROUND: The majority of South African citizens are dependent on the State Health Care system for their wellbeing. Dental services are part of this system. The first line of intervention for oral disease is the primary ...
Total and bioavailable fluoride concentrations in commercially available toothpastes in South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2015)
High caries burden coupled with a lack of water and salt fluoridation make it imperative that toothpastes marketed to the South African consumer demonstrate adequate caries inhibition. It is generally accepted that an ...
Orofacial sepsis and HIV at maxillo-facial surgery units in the Western Cape: a prospesctive study
The World Health Organisation estimated that in 2002 more than 13,772 000 deaths in developing countries were caused by infections. This accounted for more than 45% of all deaths, making up 7 of the top 10 causes of death ...
Epidemiology of oral cancer in South Africa 1996-2002
(University of the Western Cape, 2011)
Oral cancer is characterised by marked geographical differences in frequency and site preference as reported by various studies. In South Africa, a few studies have been reported on the patterns and aetiology of oral cancer, ...
A descriptive analysis of oral lichen planus from tertiary diagnostic centres in the Western Cape
(University of Western Cape, 2009)
Lichen planus is a systemic disease that follows a chronic course. The exact aetiology remains unknown but an immune mediated pathogenesis has been implicated. Oral lichen planus is a common form of this disease and can ...
A comparative analysis of delivering different modes of dental care at district level
(University of the Western Cape, 1995)
The aim of this study is to analyse and compare the delivery of oral health care services based on the prevailing curative paradigm and WHO-treatment norms for the school-going community of Mitchells Palin district in ...
A critical analysis of the provision for oral health promotion in South African health policy development
(University of the Western Cape, 2004)
The rhetoric of primary health care, health promotion and health service integration is ubiquitous in health policy development in post-apartheid South Africa. However the form in which oral health promotion elements have ...
A comparative analysis of traditional dental screening versus tele dentistry screening
(University of the Western Cape., 2016)
Background: Teledentistry is the use of information and communications technology (ICT) to provide oral health care services and enhance oral health care delivery to communities in geographically challenged areas. The ...
The effect of dental treatment on weight gain in children in South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2017)
Background: There is an increased interest in understanding the effects of severe tooth decay on the physical, anthropometric, psychosocial, functional, and oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) among children. ...