Grab opportunities in health tourism

KUCHING: Dental professionals should take advantage of the fast-growing health tourism sector and capitalise on their expertise to see what they can offer in this area. Health tourism has become among the key sources of income for the country as medical and dental treatments here are relatively affordable. “There are many state-of-the-art medical and dental…

Gigi ngilu boleh dirawat

Penjagaan kesihatan gigi sama penting seperti menjaga bahagian anggota tubuh lain. Malangnya, segelintir individu mengabaikan penjagaan gigi kerana menganggap rawatan untuk ‘barisan mutiara dalam mulut’ itu perkara remeh. Bagi mendapatkan gigi yang sihat dan kuat, penjagaan sewajarnya dilakukan sejak kecil selepas kanak-kanak tumbuh gigi susu. Namun begitu, masih belum terlambat bagi orang dewasa melakukan penjagaan…

90% orang dewasa kena jangkitan gusi, gigi rosak

PUTRAJAYA 20 Mac – Sebanyak sembilan daripada 10 orang dewasa di negara ini dikesan menghadapi masalah berkaitan mulut sehingga menyebabkan jangkitan kepada gusi dan kerosakan gigi yang serius. Timbalan Menteri Kesihatan, Datuk Seri Dr. Hilmi Yahaya berkata, data tersebut diperoleh daripada hasil kaji selidik yang dibuat oleh Bahagian Kesihatan Pergigian Kementerian Kesihatan sebelum ini. Beliau…

9 in 10 Malaysian adults have periodontal disease and dental caries

PUTRAJAYA: Nine in 10 Malaysian adults have experienced periodontal disease and dental caries, based on a study by the Health Ministry. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said 40% to 75% of schoolchildren had dental caries and 76% of five-year-olds had experienced caries. “Dental health awareness is still low among Malaysians. Many will…

Malaysians suffer from poor dental health

PUTRAJAYA, 20 March 2016: Nine in 10 Malaysian adults have experienced periodontal disease and dental caries, based on a study by the Health Ministry. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said 40-75% of schoolchildren had dental caries and 76% of five-year-olds had experienced caries. “Dental health awareness is still low among Malaysians. Many will only go (to a dental…

Malaysia: Government considers licensing exam for foreign medical graduates

In addition to being saddled with a backlog in housemanship placements for medical graduates, the Malaysian Health Ministry has to contend with deteriorating standards among graduates of foreign medical institutions. To arrest this problem, the ministry is eyeing stringent licensing examinations to set a standard for doctors who want to practise in the country, whether…

75% murid hadapi masalah gigi

KUALA LUMPUR 12 Mac – Masalah kerosakan gigi dalam kalangan kanak-kanak semakin merisaukan apabila statistik terkini menunjukkan lebih 75 peratus daripada murid sekolah rendah di seluruh negara memerlukan rawatan pergigian. Menteri Kesihatan, Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam berkata, jumlah tersebut terlalu tinggi dan memerlukan perhatian semua pihak terutama ibu bapa untuk menjaga corak pemakanan anak-anak…

4-year-old girl suffers brain damage after dentist visit, family says

A little girl’s life has been changed forever after a trip to the dentist left her with severe brain damage. Nevaeh Hall, 4, has been left unable to speak or walk after sedation at Houston’s Diamond Dentistry went terribly wrong in early January. The girl went to Dr. Bethaniel Jefferson to have some of her…

Malaysia training more dentists

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is seeing an increase in dentists in the next five years, which will lower the dentist-patient ratio to 1:3,000 by 2018. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the current ratio of 1:5,100 (one dentist per 5,100 citizens) would be improved to that if the nation continued to produce about 1,100…

Kos rawatan gigi makin mahal

Kuala Lumpur: Statistik kajian terbaru Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) mendapati 75 peratus murid seluruh negara menghidap penyakit gigi. Menteri Kesihatan, Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam, berkata masalah itu serius dan perlu diberi perhatian oleh semua termasuk ibu bapa bagi mencegah penyakit gigi di peringkat awal.