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Dental Trauma - Diagnosis and Management Guidelines for Dental Professionals

Aneesa Moolla

University of the Witwatersrand


Permanent Teeth Injuries Permanent Teeth Fractures Permanent Teeth Dislodgement Permanent Teeth Trauma Long Term Effects Primary Teeth Injuries Primary Teeth Fractures Primary Teeth Dislodgement Dental Trauma Treatment Dental Trauma Management Pediatric Dental Trauma Dental Trauma

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Dental trauma is often underestimated in terms of the challenges associated with diagnosis and treatment as well as accompanying physical and psychological effects – both short and long term. It is estimated that dental trauma affects approximately 60% of the global population and the world has currently around a staggering 1 billion dental trauma victims with 60 million new patients each year. Standard of care procedures in cases of dental trauma are focused on minimizing undesirable consequences, regardless of the fact that treatment of traumatic dental injuries is often complicated and has life-long consequences for individuals. The evolutionary lifestyle and demands of modern society has culminated in an emergence of novel patterns of dental trauma which further complicates management. Thus, regular updates of knowledge on dental trauma is required in order for dental professionals to effectively diagnose, treat and holistically manage dental injuries - both from a short and long term perspective.

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Date completed: June 23rd 2020

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Aneesa Moolla

University of the Witwatersrand

Dr. Aneesa Moolla began her varied professional career with a Dental Hygienist qualification. She has extensive clinical and academic experience in the field of oral health care having previously worked both in private practice and with the Red Cross Flying Doctor Association to deliver dental care to children in remote rural areas, as well as currently as a lecturer and clinical supervisor at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. She also holds a Clinical Psychology degree and a Ph.D. in Psychology of Education with her research work being focused on resilience in street children. In her professional work capacity, this research has broadened out into the fields of early childhood development, HIV prevention, treatment, and care. Dr. Moolla has worked across all sectors and has gained a diverse set of expert skills in oral health, health systems strengthening, academics, research, and clinical research trials. She has also participated successfully in the UNESCO International Bioethics Teachers Training Course. She currently also works in health economics where she is a principal researcher and is regularly invited to lecture at various conferences and seminars as part of the continuing professional development of healthcare professionals.

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