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Tropical Dental Journal - N° 182 - June 2023

N° 182

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Gabonphoto_auteurEpidemiological aspects of complex craniofacial fractures

A.P. Makungu, S.R.B. Late, D. Moubissa, G. Kengue, M. Rouckaya - Gabon
Published in French in Tropical Dental Journal N° 182 - Volume 46 - Juin 2023 - 34-40


Introduction: Craniofacial fractures are complex bone lesions of the skull and face resulting from violent shock. The objective of our work is to determine the frequency, sociodemographic aspects, etiologies and correlation between fracture type and epidemiological aspects.
Materials and methods: This study is retrospective, descriptive, transversal, monocentric and ranging from June 2016 to July 2021. It took place at the Department of Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery of Owen UTH (OUTH). Complex craniofacial fractures with complete records were included. Isolated fractures and incomplete records were not included. The variables studied were socio-demographic data, etiological and imaging data, and epidemiological correlation.
Results: Twenty-three files were collected; ...

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MoroccoSurgical management of excessive gingival display by a modified lip repositioning technique
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LebanonPerception of smile esthetics among dental students at different educational levels
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Burkina FasoPerception of pain related to orthodontic dental displacement among patients in Ouagadougou
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FranceOral health of Mauritanian children between 7 and 16 years old: A descriptive cross-sectional study
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couv_rapportPrevention and treatment of dental caries with mercury-free products and minimal intervention

This WHO oral health briefing note series focuses on prevention and treatment of dental caries (tooth decay) with mercury-free products and minimal interventions.

Dental caries is a major public health problem globally as the disease affects all age groups, with an onset in early childhood and continued increase over the life course. Read the report


African press

Plombage dentaire - Des soignants sensibilisés aux effets nocifs du mercure

7/21/2023 - Les dépêches de Brazzaville - Congo

Les dentistes congolais continuent de recourir au mercure pour boucher les dents affectées par la carie, en dépit de la toxicité du métal liquide. En vue de réduire ce problème de santé publique, les soignants des établissements sanitaires de Brazzaville ont été édifiés, le 20 juillet, sur les risques, notamment chez les enfants de 15 ans, les femmes enceintes et allaitantes.

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Oral health

OMS - (March 15th, 2022)

. Oral diseases, while largely preventable, pose a major health burden for many countries and affect people throughout their lifetime, causing pain, discomfort, disfigurement and even death.
. It is estimated that oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people.
. Untreated dental caries (tooth decay) in permanent teeth is the most common health condition according to the Global Burden of Disease 2019.
. Treatment for oral health conditions is expensive and usually not part of universal health coverage (UHC).
. Most low- and middle-income countries are unable to provide services to prevent and treat oral health conditions..
. Oral diseases are caused by a range of modifiable risk factors, including sugar consumption, tobacco use, alcohol use and poor hygiene, and their underlying social and commercial determinants.

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“COVID tongue”—dentists urged to remain alert to symptoms in the oral cavity
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