Around 90 percent Vietnamese people have dental diseases

At a meeting held by Hanoi Medicine University and the U.S. non-profit organization Operation Smile, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said that around 90 percent of the country’s population have dental disease.

Though the country has highest number of people with dental disease, the rate of dentists is lower than that of other nations in the region and in the world. According to the Vietnam Odonto - Maxillo – Facial’s figure, the rate of dentist is 1 per 26,000 population while it is one dentist per 500-1,000 people in the region. Accordingly, the training of more dentists is a must do. 

As many as 20 scientific reported on dental diseases during two day meeting which attracted the participant of nearly 600 local and international dentists.

By staff writers - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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