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Articles on Dental Public Health
COMMON DENTAL DISEASES, PREVALENCE AND THEIR CAUSES AND DENTAL NEED FOR RURAL COMMUNITY OF PAKISTA
Periodontal disease is a commonest dental ailment inflicting the younger population in Pakistan and if uncontrolled, it involves the older people. Various research studies of W.H.O. and the study of the author show that most of the population from 12 to 17 years is suffering from different grade of periodontal disease. Hardly there is a person who is free from this ailment.
DENTAL HEALTH PLANNING IN PAKISTAN
Dental Health is concerned not with information about the oral health of the public in general, but with matters relating to provision of dentistry by the State and representatives of the public, concerning the treatment and prevention of the disease. Doubtless this is unavoidable. A complacent attitude of the Government of the “People”, towards large amount of dental diseases hitting all types of rural and urban population, will, of course, minimize the distresses.
DENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMME AND ITS NEED IN PAKISTAN
Read at the National Seminar on Dental Public Health on 24-25th June 1973 at Hotel Intercontinental organized by the Public Health Association of Pakistan. Dental health is concerned not only with information about the oral health of the public in general, but also with matters relating to provision of dentistry by the State and representatives of the public, concerning the treatment and prevention of dental diseases.
DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH
Anatomy of teeth, Jaw and associated parts. Muscles of mastication – ligaments, Saliva – Salivary glands and its importance to dental health. Enamel – Dentine – Cementum, pulp, periodontal membrane and gums Development of teeth, tissue and jaw eruption and absorption of teeth. Different type of teeth.
DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH IN PAKISTAN AND SUGGESTIONS FOR INTEGRATION
Dental Public Health, is a branch of community medicine based upon collective efforts, to check the disease from the community and to adopt measures for prevention, treatment and education including the research activities, because the preventive measures have been assessed for their efficacy and simplicity in their implementation both by the individual and community as a whole.
EDUCATION : NEW LOOK IN SYSTEM
Education, as far has not attracted the vital persons in Pakistan, except a few changes, are being made here and there; but object and need for education is still to be prophesied. In myself fulfilling manner, I suggest a few changes – which to me are obvious, a key to success. I shall start from Para-Medical and Engineering. How brain drain takes place, without our knowledge?
HYPERPLASIA OF GUMS DURING PREGNANCY
Several pregnant mothers complained of swollen red and easily bled gums during pregnancy at my clinic and they were treated accordingly both with local and systemic therapy, but increased influx of such patients struck me for genuine study and these 42 pregnant mothers were examined clinically and prescribed charts were filled. These charts show local and general examinations along with a short history of number of total pregnancies menopausal period or any other disease, along with nutritional value, and general habits.
VALUE OF DENTIFRICE’S IN ORAL HYGIENE
Dentifrices are means to keep the oral health in perfect manner. These are mechanical tools or aids to removing of materia alba, food-material, bacterial plaque. And it dilutes and washes away the soluble and loose debris in the mouth. Most of the dentifrices are used with a tooth brush, which provides: -
PERIODONTAL DISEASE IN CHILDREN IN PAKISTAN
Children of Pakistan, according to various studies are suffering from Periodontal Disease and that needs prevention, through Public Health Practice, an introduction of Postgraduate Diploma Courses in Preventive Dentistry and Dental Hygienist are key to built Dental Public Health team for combating the Dental Disease from our Community. Periodontal Disease is an inflammatory condition of Periodontal apparatus.
PRIMARY DENTAL HEALTH CARE AT BASIC HEALTH UNITS — DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMME
A system of primary health care is one of the element of the health system. It is the basic element upon which all the other elements are built. Primary Health Care is not an important aim in itself; it is the means to achieve better health, a step i the development and in the hierarchy of the health services. This outline is based upon 8 basic components of Primary Health Care i. e :
PROBLEMS AND SOLUTION IN DENTISTRY
Dentistry is a science and technology. Thus it becomes a leading force in evolutionary unification of human treatment. The qualified dentist with distinguish career becomes the healer of the oral cavity.
PROMOTIVE AND PREVENTIVE SIDE OF RURAL HEALTH, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Before we discuss the promotive and preventive side of the Rural Health it is essential that we should have the knowledge regarding the Province of Punjab in respect of statistical data.
SAFE WATER SUPPLY AND INFANT MORTALITY RATE
Rural areas of Pakistan are deprived of provision of safe and ample supply of drinking water, it is limited about 13.9 % and sanitation facilities to 9.79 %. The Government is making termendous contribution like in budget of (1986-90) Rs. 11754501 for urban and Rs. 5710 million for rural areas.
SECRETARY HEALTH
The following are reasons: -
  1. Government Machinery: Lack of the interest of Government machinery / administration.
  2. Lack of accountability for faults by the Government.
  3. Lack of interest, lack of potentially, dynamicity and integrity of executive head (Principal).
SURVEY REPORT HYPERPLASIA OF GUMS DURING PREGNANCY IN SHEEP
There is a wide divergence of opinion with regard to the effect of pregnancy on dental and periodontal health. One cannot doubt about the increased physical stress, hormonal imbalance and nutritional disorder, particularly proteins and minerals under the influence of new metabolic demands which are increased during pregnancy.
DEVELOPMENT OF DENTISTRY IN BALUCHISTAN
Baluchistan was at one time governed by the agent to Governor General of Pakistan and it was known as British Baluchistan and rest of the states like Kallat, Lesbella, Mikran, Kharan – were the domain of the Nawabs. After the dismemberment of the four provinces into one unit, West Pakistan Province, Quetta and Kallat were demarcated in two divisions governed by the Commissioner and the Districts were administered through Deputy Commissioners. Read More
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