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
The traces of blood on brushing are not from the teeth but from the gums which are one of the structures in the mouth that support teeth; others being bone, ligaments. Bleeding gums is a common and mild form of gum disease, and it's caused by a buildup of plaque/tartar...Read More
Dry Mouth, also known as Xerostomia refers to a condition in which the salivary glands inyour mouth don't make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet.Your salivary glands are responsible for saliva production and they include 3 major sets ofglands and various minor ones. Saliva,...Read More
‘The Vicious Cycle’ Gum disease begins when there is accumulation of microorganisms including bacteria around your teeth forming plaque. This plaque irritates your gums and starts off inflammation (gingivitis) which manifests with reddening, swelling and sometimes bleeding of the gums especially seen when brushing. Gingivitis...Read More
'After all, they are milk teeth, others will grow'. Is a phrase dentists hear a lot.Many parents are quite comfortable extracting sick milk teeth even when it isn't yet time for them to shed.Here are a few points to consider restoring milk teeth and not...Read More
The UDA carried out a successful outreach to Kitalya Mini Max Prison on the 26th Of October 2021. This is the commencement of our 60 years of dentistry- anniversary celebration. We were pleased to reach out to this community of underserved individuals and offer them...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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.,...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More