Monday, May 25, 2009
Soldiers at Risk from Poor Dental Care
Many dentists who work for the Ministry of Defense work under unhygienic conditions. Therefore soldiers who are having dental treatment sometimes run major health risks. Last year a military dentist continued to use an instrument which have already been declared unfit for use because it was infected with legionella bacteria. This was written in the annual report of the Inspectorate of Military Health. There is a great shortage of military dentists and oral hygienists. Many of those employed have little motivation to work or are overworked. Much sophisticated diagnostic technology cannot be used because of the lack of software.
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 9:40 AM