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Need for Policy to Reduce Sugar Consumption in Trinidad and Tobago?

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10.7727/wimj.2016.165
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With respect to the high prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Trinidad and Tobago and recent recommendations from the WHO on reducing sugar intake, this paper presents the case for the development of national policy aimed at reducing sugar consumption.

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11 Jul, 2016
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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2016

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Dental Health Knowledge and Attitudes of Primary School Teachers toward Developing Dental Health Education

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576–80
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Teachers have a fair understanding of dental health issues. Resources and training would aid in schoolbased dental health education.

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Objective: To assess the dental health knowledge of primary school teachers, their attitudes toward the prevention of dental diseases and to identify any barriers to the implementation of oral health promotion programmes in schools.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

A Preliminary Investigation of Periodontal Disease and Diabetes in Trinidad

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86–90
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A preliminary report on the dental evaluation of diabetic patients suggests that periodontal disease may be quite prevalent in diabetic patients in Trinidad. Collaborative patient care between medical and dental practitioners should form part of the routine management of diabetic patients.

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Objectives: To describe periodontal disease status in diabetic patients in Trinidad.

Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted. Patients attending a tertiary referral centre for diabetes at an out-patient clinic were invited to undergo oral examinations. The basic periodontal examination (BPE) was used to assess periodontal disease status.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Evaluation of Common Operator Errors in Panoramic Radiography in Trinidad and Tobago: A Comparison of Formally vs Informally Trained Operators

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2011.191
Pages: 
733–8
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This article presents and compares the frequency of common operator errors seen on panoramic radiographs taken by informally trained operators in dental private practices with those taken by certified radiographers in the dental hospital in Trinidad and Tobago.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

Evaluation of Common Operator Errors in Panoramic Radiography in Trinidad and Tobago A Co mparison of Formally vs Informally Trained Operators

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2011.191

Aim: To evaluate and compare the frequency of common operator errors seen on panoramic radiographs in dental private practices and in the dental hospital (taken by informally and formally trained operators, respectively) in Trinidad and Tobago.

Method: One thousand panoramic radiographs of patients over the age of 10 years were included in this study. These comprised 500 from the dental hospital and 500 from dental private practices. The radiographs were reviewed using standardized criteria to identify the most common operator errors.

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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2013

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