RESEARCH GRANT(Winners)


Norman Musinguzi graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Surgery and has been a teaching assistant at the Department of Dentistry. Currently, he is pursuing his Masters Degree of Dental surgery in Paediatric Dentistry at the Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, University of Nairobi, Kenya. His research project seeks to determine the prevalence and treatment needs of gingivitis and dental caries among 3-5 year olds in a rural community, in Rukungiri district, Uganda.

He has worked in private dental practice at Basil’s Dental Clinic in Uganda since 2012 and was a peer service provider for reproductive health with pathfinder international at Makerere University in 2008 to- 2009.

He is self motivated and innovative, always eager to learn while establishing excellent interpersonal relationships.

TITLE OF THE RESEARCH PROJECT

Prevalence and treatment needs of Gingivitis and Dental Caries among 3-5 year in rural Rukungiri district, Uganda

OBJECTIVES

Main objective

To determine the prevalence and treatment needs of Gingivitis and Dental Caries among 3-5 year olds in Nyakagyeme Sub-county, Rukungiri District, Uganda.

Specific Objectives

  1. To determine the oral hygiene status of 3-5 year olds.

  2. To determine the gingival health status and dental caries experience of 3-5 year olds.

  3. To determine the treatment needs of Gingivitis and Dental caries 3-5 year olds.