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The management of the Muslim dental patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16244617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are aspects of the practice of the religion of Islam that have some relevance to receiving dental treatment. This article aims to provide dentists with background knowledge of normal practices which may affect the treatment offered. The author does not attempt to inform the reader about Islam, but to assist the dentist in the management of a Muslim patient. Much of the content of this article describes how to manage a patient who is fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Ramadan takes place this year in early October, lasting for 29 or 30 days. During Ramadan patients may present to dentists with the signs and symptoms described in this article.
S Darwish
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British dental journal     Volume:  199     ISSN:  0007-0610     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Dent J     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-24     Completed Date:  2005-11-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513219     Medline TA:  Br Dent J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  503; quiz 530-1     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Guy's King's & St Thomas' Dental Institute, Caldecot Road, London SE5 9RW.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Care / methods*
Fasting* / physiology,  psychology
Toothbrushing / instrumentation

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