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  • The association between area level socio-economic position and oral health-related quality of life in the South African adult population 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Ayo-Yusuf, Imade J.; Ayo-Yusuf, O.A. (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    Objective: To investigate the association between arealevel socio-economic position (SEP) and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). Methods: Data collected from a nationally representative sample of the South ...
  • Ethical issues in replacing a single tooth with a dental implant 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Du Toit, J. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    A general dental practitioner experienced in the placement of dental endosteal implants attends to a 32-year old female patient at her first consultation and treatment planning visit. The patient's oral hygiene was ...
  • Adapting a community of practice model to design an innovative ethics curriculum in healthcare 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Vernillo, Anthony T. (Karger, 2013)
    The focus of healthcare ethics within the framework of ethical principles and philosophical foundations has always, in recent times, been the community, namely, the healthcare provider, the patient or, in research, the ...
  • Vicarious liability in private and public dental clinics 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    A 25 year-old patient attended the clinic to have four teeth extracted under conscious sedation. Following a thorough examination and medical history it was found that she had a heart murmur. The dentist prescribed an ...
  • Xenografts and Religious beliefs 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Du Toit, J. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    A 24-year old Hindu female presented with missing central incisors and grossly decayed lateral incisors. Her options were varied - to have a fixed partial denture, removable partial denture, or an implant supported ...
  • Ethical management of patients with hearing impairments 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Mrs Zuma is a 75 year old patient who has been living alone for six years since her husband died. Her hearing has deteriorated over the past few years. She has lost all her natural teeth and has been wearing upper and ...
  • Minor's request for confidentiality 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Du Toit, J. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Following uncomplicated root canal treatment on a lower molar tooth, the 14 year old patient presented a few weeks later, together with her mother, complaining about an ulcer on her palate. Her mother assumed the lesion ...
  • Referrals - practitioner, patient & specialist obligations 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    The profession of dentistry has both benevolent and protective aspects with regards to duty of care to patients, to always try to do the best for the patients and to fulfill the principle of non-maleficence - to do no ...
  • The use of laser-based technologies in dentistry: Ethical issues and safety considerations 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Mulder, Riaan (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    The use of laser-based technologies in general dental practice in South Africa is growing each year both in numbers and in scope of use. It has been shown to be beneficial in treating a wide range of oral and ...
  • Transcultural and language barriers to patient care 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Communities are become increasingly multicultural and ethnically disparate and dentists need to be alert to the diverse challenges this may bring to their practices. This is particularly true for South Africa where ...
  • Privacy and disclosure in the consulting room 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    For many, the professional relationship between a dental practitioner and a patient represents an ideal long-term, close personal relationship that involves friendship as well as professional responsibility. Privacy and ...
  • Planning for treatment ethically 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Du Toit, J. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    While dentistry remains firstly a health profession, it is naive and unrealistic not to realise that business considerations and financial compensation for services rendered play an important role in achieving a successful ...
  • Oral health and nutrition for children under five years of age: a paediatric food-based dietary guideline 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (MedPharm Publications, 2013)
    Good nutrition is essential for good health and the development and integrity of the oral cavity. Oral health is integral to general health and essential to well-being. Dental caries is the most common oral disease in ...
  • Drug-abusing patients - Can I refuse to treat them? 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (ALLSA, 2013)
    In the past few months, there have been increasing numbers of drug-abusing patients attending my practice. More recently, an anorexic, very agitated and nervous 20-year-old presented at my consulting rooms requesting ...
  • The effects of an educational intervention on the early management of oral lesions in the uMgungundlovu district in KwaZulu-Natal 

    Muslim, T.; Naidoo, Sudeshni (MedPharm Publications, 2013)
    Oral lesions that are associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are often the first clinical signs of an underlying infection. This study aimed to test primary healthcare (PHC) nurses’ knowledge and ...
  • The importance of communication between members of the dental team 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association (SADA), 2013)
    A patient, accompanied by the daughter with whom she lived, visited a dentist for extraction of her six remaining lower teeth. She had last been to the practice two years earlier, when two teeth were extracted without ...
  • Dental ethics case 13: what do I do when I suspect that my elderly patient is being abused?: dental ethics 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2011)
    The problem of elder abuse and neglect in South Africa is widespread. Elder abuse occurs across all economic, ethnic, religious, gender and cultural groups. In South Africa the problem was previously the sole responsibility ...
  • Dental ethics case 21: extreme makeovers - the ethics of aesthetic dentistry 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2012)
    Aesthetic sensibilities need to develop within the limits of physiological, morphological and occlusal parameters in restoring function and improving dentofacial and facial aesthetics.
  • Academic-service partnerships, research, and the South African Dental Academic 

    Grossman, Elly S.; Naidoo, Sudeshni (American Dental Education Association, 2012)
    In South Africa, academic dentistry is managed through joint agreements between the South African Department of Health (DoH) and each university, in a type of academic-service partnership. For this study, dental faculty ...
  • Why dentists should take a greater interest in sex and gender 

    Doyal, Lesley; Naidoo, Sudeshni (Nature Publishing Group, 2010)
    This brief review highlights the lack of evidence relating to sex and gender differences in oral health as well as the widespread conceptual confusion and conflation that often underlies them. A broader biomedical understanding ...