Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 323--325

Havoc of dental quacks in a district in India: A case series


Pooja Siwach1, Vikas Jaysing Pawar1, Arush Thakur2, Fahmeeda Shaikh1 
1 Department of Dentistry, Government Medical College and General Hospital, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pooja Siwach
Department of Dentistry, Government Medical College and General Hospital, Dhule - 424 001, Maharashtra
India

A “quack” is defined as “a fraudulent or ignorant pretender to medical skill or a person who pretends, professionally or publicly, to have skill, knowledge, or qualifications he or she does not possess.” A number of dental quacks are practicing roadside, making money by doing unethical and unhygienic practice, eventually, hampering the patient's oral and general health. Common quackery practices carried out in India are filling of teeth with acrylic resin, fixing the removable partial denture as fixed partial denture using wires and self-curing acrylic resin, using suction disc on the palatal surface of complete denture to improve retention, etc., leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. In this study, we present a case series of mal-treatments performed by different quacks in Dhule district of Maharashtra (India).


How to cite this article:
Siwach P, Pawar VJ, Thakur A, Shaikh F. Havoc of dental quacks in a district in India: A case series.Indian J Dent Res 2020;31:323-325


How to cite this URL:
Siwach P, Pawar VJ, Thakur A, Shaikh F. Havoc of dental quacks in a district in India: A case series. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Dec 6 ];31:323-325
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