Professionals

Services provided by UDA to the professional fraternity include the following;
  • To provide continued dental education to its members through workshops, monthly UDA CDEs and the UDA journal.
  • To provide a platform for dentists to network nationally and internationally.
  • To provide group discounts for members.
  • To provide educational materials for members benefit.
  • Liaison with other local and international professional bodies
  • Fellowship among local dentists
  • To help dentists to engage in outreach programmes and events which benefit both the community and the member.
  • Expertise on coding and billing
  • Access to professional indemnity for dentists
  • Legal and ethical advice and mediation of disputes with the public
  • Publicity about oral health and issues relating to the dental profession
  • Assisting in applications for grants for research

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DO I REALLY NEED A DENTAL CHECK-UP?

We have all had the saying that prevention is better than cure; yet very few of us actuallyput that saying in practice.One of the ways of preventing oral diseases is by having a regular dental check-up. This isdone routinely every after 6 months or as...
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Signs You Need a Tooth Filling.

A tooth filling is a dental restoration that involves removing decay andrepairing the affected tooth .If the damage is severe enough, you mayneed a root canal and a cap but that is a different procedure. Toothfillings help dentists repair cavities, so they don’t become bigger...
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How painful is root canal treatment?

A patient will experience little to no pain because the dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the tooth and gums. This keeps you comfortable during the procedure. A root canal procedure sounds scary, but it is typically not a whole lot more different than...
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WHAT EXACTLY ARE DENTAL SEALANTS?

Sealants are a form of preventive dentistry. We recommend sealants for both adults and children with deep grooves, pits and fissures on their teeth. Sealants are thin coatings that are placed on the chewing surfaces of back teeth to protect them from bacterial attack. They...
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WHEN YOUR BREATH SMELLS AS BAD AS YOUR SOCKS!

Bad breath is one of the commonest dental conditions. Almost every one, at some point in their lives will suffer from some kind of bad breath. Bad breath can be thought of as either a normal type, an abnormal type, or a “weird” type (which...
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WHY DO I HAVE CROOKED TEETH?

Everyone loves a beautiful smile. Unfortunately, teeth often appear crooked, affecting one’s appearance and self-confidence. Teeth become crooked usually because they don’t have enough space in the mouth. This could be due to; A small jaw size.Too many teeth in the jaws. (excess teeth i.e.,...
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SALIVARY GLAND STONES!

If you are getting sudden pain inside your mouth when meal times reach or have a lump under your tongue that is very painful; then you may have an obstruction in the “pipe” running from the salivary gland to the mouth (salivary duct) caused by...
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MOUTH; MIRROR OF THE BODY

The mouth is a reflection of what is taking place inside your body. Most of the times we forget this or better still we are ignorant about this. So many illnesses taking place inside your body can be seen in the mouth. Therefore, the dentist...
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SHOULD I BE KEEN ON THE TOOTHBRUSH I USE?

The answer is yes! You should. It is important to brush a minimum of twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste and a good toothbrush. You may be wondering what a good toothbrush really is. Here’s what it is. QUALITIES OF A GOOD TOOTHBRUSH: SIZE Size...
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WHY DO I NEED A GOOD TOOTHPASTE?

Why do I need a good toothpaste? I understand how disappointing and frustrating it can be when you think you are doing everything right i.e. brushing well, avoiding confectionaries name it but you still feel your oral health is not getting any better. While the...
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NEVER FORGET THE TONGUE!

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 and serves important functions namely;...
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TOOTHPICKS: THE GUM NIGHTMARE!

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 to see people using them...
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DID YOU KNOW THAT JUICE CAN WEAR DOWN YOUR TEETH?

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). From inside the body, acids...
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DOWNLOAD OUR WOHD21 ACTIVITY REPORT

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 Uganda dental association has organized...
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FOODS THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW CAN HURT YOUR MOUTH

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 quite delicate when it comes...
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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 off today, 10th March 2021....
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Pyogenic Infections

PYOGENIC INFECTIONS BY DR KITYAMUWESI RICHARD; BDS, MDENT(OMFS),AdvDipHLM Table 5.The frequency distribution of isolates based on their susceptibility to different antibiotics (n = 68). Percentage susceptibilities of isolatesGram negative isolatesGram positive isolatesAntibioticHIPMECCFKPESStAStPStpyVSSESASPPenicillin G 1000.01000.00.023.10.0Augumentin10050.00.00.050.01000.0Oxacillin0.00.050.088.20.0Ampicillin0.050.00.00.00.066.70.00.00.00.0Erythromycin0.010010010075.075.088.2Clindamycin0.010092.950.050.0100Vancomycin100100100100100Gentamicin0.010060.00.00.033.366.775.093.80.0Cotrimoxazole0.050.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.025.00.00.0Ciprofloxacin83.310070.00.025.00.010084.675.088.20.0Tetracycline40.00.033.30.050.029.4100Ceftriaxone60.010030.00.010081.8Chloramphenicol80.050.030.050.010010010010092.310085.7Levofloxacin1000.0100100Amikacin100100100100Imipenem100100100100Cefuroxime10012.50.00.0Ceftazidime50.020.00.00.0Cefotaxime1000.00.00.050.01000.0Linezolid50.0100100100Moxifloxacin50.0100100 Note. VS – Viridans Streptococci Group, SA – Staphylococcus aureus, HI –...
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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 for Dental Excellence – under...
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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 Dr. Mutyabule. The importance of...
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