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  • Abuse and oral health 

    Smit, Dirk A. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    This year the SADA theme was hosted by the University of the Western Cape and we hope that the informative material in the dedicated articles and press releases have created awareness among dental practitioners. It ...
  • Methamphetamine abuse: Oral symptoms and dental treatment needs 

    Smit, Dirk A.; Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine: a highly addictive drug commonly used in South Africa. Users often present with poor oral hygiene, grossly decayed teeth and complain of a dry mouth. The prevalence of dental caries among users ...
  • Substance abuse and maxillofacial injuries 

    Ranchod, S.; Smit, Dirk A.; Morkel, Jean A. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Some of the major causes of maxillofacial injuries are assault/ inter-personal violence (IPV), motor vehicle accidents (MVAs), work-related injuries, sporting accidents and falls. However, the epidemiological data for ...
  • "Substance and physical abuse: the effects on oral health" 

    Smit, Dirk A. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Substance abuse is an escalating health problem. Apart from the serious consequences experienced by drug users, such abuse negatively affects the operational activities of law enforcement officers, teachers and health ...