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.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Unless we face real problems, like pain or any visible problems with the tooth, people tend to neglect it. In fact some of the infections/problems with tooth could create very serious health problems.
Cost of dental care also is rising like any other health care cost. Common man, find it hard to handle dental care cost and ignore it most of the time and get major discomfort and lose of productive hours.