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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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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 they should. Here's what you...
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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 health, highlighting the potential risks...
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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 valuable insights into the effects...
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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 dentures, crowns, and bridges due...
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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 from natural sources such as...
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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 services.Oral health is a crucial...
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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 AFSAE Ugandan Chapter was formed...
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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 smile during this festive period.Consistent...
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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 root canals as comfortable as...
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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, and the various types available. 1....
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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 you with valuable insights into...
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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 to consider when deciding between...
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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 minimize tooth sensitivity and regain...
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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, hear me out!A quick check...
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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 as a stalwart guardian against...
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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 surface of the oral tissues...
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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 our hearts. One valuable tool...
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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 one is right for you?...
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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 visit is a crucial milestone...
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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 of the most important oral...
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