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MySOMOI: An interdisciplinary platform that promotes wholesome oral health

Arzmi, Mohd Hafiz and Shahdan, Intan Azura (2018) MySOMOI: An interdisciplinary platform that promotes wholesome oral health. Annals of Dentistry, 25 (2). pp. 32-33. ISSN 0128-7532 · E-ISSN 2462-2060

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The Editor of Annals of Dentistry: Dear Professor, Like many other developing countries, dental caries posed important health problems among children and adults in Malaysia. Lack of awareness on oral health has been suggested as the predisposing factor that might have contributed to dental caries. As a customary practice, oral health promotion is often carried out by dentists themselves, whose practice are regulated by Act 51, Dental Act 1971 -an act that ensures the safety of the patients in the country. However, non-dentists who are working towards promoting good oral health practice are almost scarce or even non-existed at the national level. Moreover, the incidence of a fraud dentist who was caught in 2017 has sent several messages with regards to the level of public awareness on the implications of unqualified dental treatments. The act has since been revised and is now named Act 804, Dental Act 2018.

Item Type: Article (Letter)
Additional Information: 7855/81178
Uncontrolled Keywords: dental, caries, society
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Dr. IA Shahdan
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 12:26
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 12:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81178

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