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

The Association seeks to make available to the public, in a structured manner, researched and internationally acceptable dental services and education.

Our Vision

To have a legacy that reflects and promotes dentistry values.

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 an advocate in the regulation of the dental profession in Uganda while ensuring the expectations of the public are accordingly met.
  • To promote and provide continuing Dental Education among Dentist Surgeons in Uganda.

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Reasons you have misaligned teeth

Misaligned teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern. They can affect your oral health and daily routines. Your teeth are supposed to fit in your mouth, be straight, with no spacing or crowding problems so that they function as...
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Acid Reflux and its impact on Dental Health

Acid reflux, a common digestive disorder characterized by the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus, can have far-reaching implications beyond gastrointestinal discomfort. Uganda Dental Association (UDA) seeks to shed light on the connection between acid reflux and dental...
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The Impact of Pacifier Use on Dental Health

For many infants and toddlers, thumb-sucking and pacifier use serve as natural comfort mechanisms. However, concerns arise among parents regarding the potential dental implications associated with prolonged pacifier use. As advocates for optimal oral health, the Uganda Dental Association offers...
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Dental Implant Procedure – A Comprehensive Guide

Having a missing tooth is more common than many Ugandans realize. Untreated missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw, causing teeth to shift and impacting overall oral and systemic health.Today, dental implants are gaining popularity over traditional...
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Soft or Hard Bristles? Choosing the right toothbrush for you

The toothbrush holds a significant place in oral hygiene practices, dating back to ancient civilizations. Our ancestors in Uganda utilized natural materials like twigs as "chew sticks" to maintain oral health. These rudimentary tools evolved over centuries, incorporating bristles made...
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Dental care guidance for seniors and people with special needs

The Uganda Dental Association (UDA) is deeply committed to promoting accessible oral health care across all segments of Uganda's population. This commitment particularly extends to vulnerable groups, including seniors and individuals with special needs, who require tailored oral health care...
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UDA is co-opted into AFSAE

Based in Nairobi the Kenyan capital, AFSAE is a professional community of association executives and a voice of association profession in Africa.Following a week long engagement with the Ugandan professional associations and the Uganda Convention Bureau (UCB) in Kampala, the...
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Tips for maintaining a radiant smile during the holidays

The festive season in Uganda brings joy and numerous occasions to smile. As we prepare for family gatherings and celebrations, it's essential to keep our smiles bright and healthy. The Uganda Dental Association offers valuable advice on maintaining a beautiful...
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Is there pain after root canal therapy?

Root canal treatment, often viewed with apprehension, is a safe, straightforward, and common dental procedure. The Uganda Dental Association is committed to easing any concerns by providing comprehensive information. Despite its infamous reputation for pain, modern dentistry advancements have made...
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Dental Crowns Explained

As a vital aspect of restorative dentistry, dental crowns play a crucial role in preserving and enhancing oral health. The Uganda Dental Association is pleased to offer a comprehensive guide to dental crowns, shedding light on their purpose, procedural aspects,...
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Cavities: 5 things to know

Maintaining optimal oral health is crucial for overall well-being, and cavities are one of the most common dental issues faced by people of all ages. As a trusted source for dental information, the Uganda Dental Association is here to provide...
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Making the choice: Manual or Electric Toothbrush

Are you standing at the crossroads, contemplating whether to wield a traditional manual toothbrush or embrace the electric marvel of dental technology? The toothbrush you choose can significantly impact your oral health journey. In this article, we'll explore the factors...
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Overcoming Tooth Sensitivity

Are you battling with the discomfort of sensitive teeth? The sharp, sudden pain that accompanies sips of hot coffee or bites into a cold treat can be truly bothersome. However, fear not, for there are steps you can take to...
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Influence of UDA

Dentists must learn to influenceWhat do Cristiano Ronaldo! Kim Kardashian, Elon Musk, Jose Chameleone, Bobi Wine, President Museveni and Sheila Gashumba have in common that dentists are lacking in Uganda? It's called influence. Before you counter with the professionalism argument,...
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Unveiling the power of fluoride

Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral found in various foods and water sources, often remains underestimated when it comes to its pivotal role in preserving dental health. In this article, we delve into the significance of fluoride and how it serves...
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Topical Anesthetics In Dentisty: Easing the pain effectively

Dentistry can often invoke feelings of fear and discomfort for many patients, but thanks to advancements in modern dentistry, techniques like the use of topical anesthetics have become commonplace. Topical anesthetics are a type of numbing medication applied to the...
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The role of Dental Sealants in Dental Health

As a dental practitioners in Uganda, our foremost priority has always been the oral health of our patients, especially the young ones. The smiles of children are a treasure, and safeguarding them from dental problems is a mission close to...
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Choosing the right mouthwash: A fresh approach

Selecting the perfect mouthwash can be a swishing success! When it comes to oral care, mouthwash plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy and fresh smile. But with countless options available in the market, how do you know which...
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Baby’s first dental appointment

Your little one's first dental appointment ought to be earlier than you might think! The Uganda Dental Association (UDA) recommends scheduling their first dental visit by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth erupts. This early...
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What is orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that is concerned with prevention, interception and correction ofmal-positioned teeth and jaws. These abnormally positioned teeth and jaws are referred to asmalocclusions. Orthodontics also involves modification of facial growth.According to WHO, malocclusions are one...
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