Uganda Dental Association
The Officially recognized council of dental surgeons in Uganda
UDA partners with other Oral Health providers to tackle the Oral-Health disease burden
UDA conducts outreaches to educate masses about Oral Health
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The Uganda Dental Association is the officially registered council of Dental surgeons in Uganda and aims to link Government and the public to the Dental Profession. The UDA is a registered non-governmental organization that brings together all the qualified dentists, retired or practicing in Uganda.

Our Mission

To strengthen the dental profession through utilizing the synergies of its membership.

Our Vision

An effective and professional dental system that is accountable, sustainable and accessible.

Our Core Objectives

  • To promote advancement of the science and art of dentistry and the promotion of exchange of ideas amongst dentists in Uganda and the world at large.
  • To ensure the rights and privileges of the members are enjoyed by all and to act as a watchdog to regulate the dental profession in Uganda while ensuring the expectations of the public are accordingly.
  • To promote and provide continuing Dental Education among Dentist Surgeons in Uganda.

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Latest News / Articles


Wow you should be asking what about the tongue? It will really be shocking if one said they didn’t know the tongue. The tongue is a muscular organ found in the mouth along with the teeth, gums, tonsils, name it...
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Toothpicks have been around for centuries. They are commonly made out of wood and a few from plastic. You’ll find them well placed at the table of your local favorite restaurant, in the supermarket, the neighborhood shop, everywhere. It’s common...
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FACT: LEMONADE IS MORE ACIDIC THAN COCACOLA. Our teeth can be worn down by acidic drinks. This kind of tooth wear is called dental erosion. These acids can come from within the body (intrinsic) and from outside the body (extrinsic)....
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Every 20th of March, the world recognizes the importance of oral health to the general wellbeing of the individual. Various events are organized world over by students and country dental associations in respect to this day. Over the years, the...
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It is common knowledge that too much of anything is bad. Be it food, alcohol, money, name it. (scratch the part where it says money). As regards teeth, they might be the hardest parts of our body, but they are...
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UDA celebrating WOHD

In the celebration of world oral health day, the Uganda Dental association decided to reach out to people around makerere, kikoni, katanga and central region at large, promoting the theme "BE PROUD OF YOUR MOUTH"
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UDA President Dr Geoffrey Bataringaya Leads by Example as he Receives Covid19 Vaccine Jab in 1st Round of Vaccinations

With Covid19 vaccinations underway all around the world, Uganda has finally joined the party as the 1st round of vaccinations begin today. In the event held at the Maternal and Neonatal Hospital in Mulago, the vaccination process was officially flagged...
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FDI World Dental Congress

The World Dental Congress (WDC) is a flagship event for FDI, strengthening ties and fostering collaboration within the global oral health community.Make plans now to attend the ADA FDI World Dental Congress 2021 in Sydney, Australia. The theme is Educating...
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UDA Considering Lifetime & Honorary Membership Designations

Over the years, there have been many great contributors to the survival of Dentistry in Uganda. From the pioneers such as Ken Chapman, to the survivalists and rejuvenators such as Dr. Nganwa and Dr. Ssamula to the technological revolutionaries like...
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The Importance of Mentorship – A Dental Students Perspective

During orientation, I remember Trevor, who is now called Dr. Kwagala. He was one of the moderators and whenever he mentioned the course he was doing, I would get shivers wandering if I too would ever be doing the things...
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New UDA Executive Takes Shape

On November 13th, a new Executive committee was sworn in at a quiet scientific event held at Fairway Hotel. The UDA executive has a tenure that lasts two years during which they strive to improve the standards of Dentistry in the...
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