Understanding the dental need and care during pregnancy: a review

Ngeow, W.C.; Chai, W.L. (1999) Understanding the dental need and care during pregnancy: a review. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 54 (1). pp. 146-150. ISSN 03005283 (ISSN)

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    Abstract

    This paper reviews the oral and dental lesions that are seen during pregnancy. Trimester approach should be adopted in the management of the pregnant patients. A good dental preventive programme is essential. The significance of prescribing fluoride supplements and the use of dental radiography during pregnancy is also briefly reviewed.

    Item Type: Article
    Creators:
    1. Ngeow, W.C.(Univ. Malaya)
    2. Chai, W.L.
    Journal or Publication Title: Medical Journal of Malaysia
    Additional Information: Export Date: 7 March 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 10972020 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Ngeow, W.C. Chemicals/CAS: Fluorides Associate Prof. Dr. Ngeow Wei Cheong @ David Ngeow Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA Associate Professor Dr. Ngeow Wei Cheong is currently a lecturer at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Malaya. He graduated from the University of Malaya in 1992 and was a private practitioner for 9 months before he was offered the post of tutorship at his alma matter. Three years later, he went to do a house job at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, England. He obtained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons ofEngland in 1996. He subsequently returned to Malaysia and was a pioneer lecturer at the then newly established Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He left for private practice in 1999 but the temptation to return to academic life was greater, hence he returned to the University of Malaya the subsequent year. His research interest are craniofacial anthropometry, variations of the mandibular nerve, and recovery of peripheral nerves after microsurgical repair. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Dentofacial Anthropometry (Head & Neck, anthropology) Dental Analgesics (analgesic, local anaesthetic, COX-2 inhibitors) Surgical Anatomy (mental foramen, anterior loop)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: fluoride dental care female human pregnancy pregnancy complication radiography review tooth disease tooth radiography Fluorides Humans Pregnancy Complications Radiography, Dental Tooth Diseases
    Subjects: R Medicine
    R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    R Medicine > RK Dentistry
    Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    Depositing User: Dr Wei Cheong Ngeow
    Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 10:07
    Last Modified: 11 Dec 2013 12:00
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2989

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