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Department of Dental

The Dental Department has three firms;

  1. Oral Surgery Unit
  2. Restorative Unit
  3. Paedodontic and Orthodontic Unit

There 3 outpatient clinics and two admitting wards at Sewahaji block (ward 23 & 24). Before the patients are allocated to their respective clinics they receive Oral Health Education and information on how our clinics work. These clinics run from Monday- Friday.

Ward Rounds

In each Dental ward one major ward round is conducted once a week by all members. Service rounds are carried out twice a day by the registrar, resident and the specialists who are on call that day. Surgeries are performed 4 times in a week. Once patients are discharged they are referred back to their respective regional hospitals for further checks and maintenance.

ORAL SURGERY UNIT

Outpatient Clinic

This is usually the starting point where adult patients get channeled to their respective clinics. Patients attending this clinic include new patient either walk in or referred and those patients discharged from the wards. These are patients that come with grossly carious teeth, teeth that are impacted (erupted in a wrong position), Periodontal problems, edentulousness (Missing teeth), Post operation complications, Periodontal and Dental abscess, Trauma patients with injuries to the hard and soft tissues, Myofacial Pain, Cysts and Tumors.

Patients who have complicated dental diseases and conditions are discussed with a panel of Maxillo Facial Surgeons every Friday so as to plan for operations, reconstructive surgeries and referrals abroad.

PAEDIATRIC AND ORTHODONTIC UNIT

Patients seen in this fir are children from age 0- 14, children that are mentally and physically diasabled of all ages and patients who need their teeth aligned of all ages. The patients seen here have cavitated teeth, grossly cavitated teeth that have reached the nerve chamber, gingivitis, Periodontal problems (gum problems), Halitosis, missing teeth, discolored teeth, exfoliating teeth, malaligned teeth, trauma to the hard and soft tissues, pericoronitis, tongue tie.

The patients are investigated for the underlying cause of their problem, a thorough examination both oral and general is performed and relevant investigations such as x-rays (periapical, occlusal, OPG etc) and impressions e.t.c are done. Thereafter the relevant treatment is provided but the parents/guardian and patient is educating on the causes, symptom, prevention- focus is how to clean the oral cavity and what sort of treatment can be done so as to prevent future reoccurrences of the dental diseases. For those children with swellings be it cysts or tumors are referred to the Oral Surgery Firm for further investigation and management. In all the three firms we train Dental students, residents and intern Doctors, Nurses and Auxillaries.

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY UNIT

The patients seen here have Cavitated teeth, grossly cavitated teeth that have reached the nerve chamber, Periodontal problems (gum problems), Halitosis, missing teeth, Discolored teeth, trauma to the hard and soft tissues. The patients are investigated for the underlying cause of their problem, a thorough examination both oral and general is performed and relevant investigations such as x-rays and impressions e.t.c are done. Thereafter the relevant treatment is provided but the patient is educating on the causes, symptom, prevention and what sort of treatment can be done so as to prevent future reoccurrences of the dental diseases.

Guiding Principles

Integrity

MNH has a social responsibility to improve the health of future generations. Guided by fundamental ethical principles of access and equity and in compliance with related laws and regulations, MNH will work with integrity in the pursuit of high quality clinical services. Respect Our patient and our workforce are our greatest resources. We are committed to a patient centred hospital environment and workforce built on respect for diversity, trust, communication, and institutional teamwork at all levels within the organization. .

Respect

Our patience and workforce are our greatest resources. We are committed to a patient centred hospital environment and workforce built on respect for diversity, trust, communication and institutional team work at all levels within the organization.

Quality

MNH will accomplish objectives by using all available resources to continually ensure best value for patients and stakeholders. This strategic planning process directs available resources to achieve strategic goals in the most cost effective manner. MNH shall collaborate with the Ministry of Health (Government), Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUHAS), Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI), Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI), the Dar es Salaam Municipal and other referral hospitals to deliver the highest quality services within existing resources.

Security

MNH is committed to ensure the security of the Hospital. MNH will work proactively with patients, employees, and Hospital security officials to maintain a secure work environment for patients, staff, and Hospital assets.

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