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Growing culture of illegal dentistry globally,including Malaysia. calling for multidisciplinary action for patient safety

Che Musa, Muhd Firdaus and Hassan, Yang Rafidah (2019) Growing culture of illegal dentistry globally,including Malaysia. calling for multidisciplinary action for patient safety. Journal of Biotechnology and Strategic Health Research, 3 (2). pp. 61-65. ISSN 2587-1641

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Abstract

Illegal dentistry is a term used to describe any dental procedures done by bogus, unqualified dentists who perform various dental procedures without proper educational background. The issues of illegal dentistry had gone worldwide; not only involving the emerging of illegal practitioners but also raises concerns over the authenticity of dental equipment being used and available in the global market. This necessitates the interaction between the professions, public and dental suppliers. A qualified dentist is strictly recommended to continuously liaise with licensed dental dealers in order to get a constant supply of genuine dental products and equipment for their clinics. In Malaysia, a well-trained, qualified dentist is required to register to ensure they are committed in ensuring a professional, safe, high quality and ethical dental practice. The public must be able to identify the authenticity of a practitioner’s academic claims by examining their practice and checking whether they are registered to ensure they all possess a license in good standing and that their educational claims are authentic.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6503/74750
Uncontrolled Keywords: illegal; fake; dentistry; Malaysia; dental; and practitioner
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Dr Muhd Firdaus bin Che Musa
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2019 15:29
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 15:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74750

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