n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Oral health in resource-poor settings : health awareness

Volume 22, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... HEALTH AWARENESS August is national oral health month in South Africa. Why should that concern us as doctors? Dentists are relatively scarce in South Africa compared with doctors, and are particularly scarce in poorer areas, which means that it is often the doctor who is the first port of call for a patient with dental problems. Figures for 2000 show that there are, or were, 4 387 dentists in South Africa, giving a ratio of 1 dentist to 9 603 people in the country. This ratio in itself is not particularly useful, as you can be sure that, as ..

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