Quackery in Dental Practice in Nepal

  • Manoj Humagain Department of Periodontology, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • Bishwa Prakash Bhattarai Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, International College of Dentistry Walailak University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Dinesh Rokaya Department of Clinical Dentistry, International College of Dentistry Walailak University, Bangkok, Thailand
Keywords: dental general practice; dentistry; ethics; Nepal; prosthetic dentistry.

Abstract

Quackery and fraud in dental practice, seen in many countries, is also rampant in Nepal, and they are unethical practices. There is a growing need for strict enforcement of government policy measures to eliminate quackery and fraudulent dental practice in Nepal. The government should mobilize all dental workforce (dental specialists, dentists, and dental auxiliaries) and aware of their responsibilities and limitations. This article presents a brief review showing some cases of malpractice in dentistry in Nepal.

Published
2020-07-31
How to Cite
Humagain, M., Bhattarai, B. P., & Rokaya, D. (2020). Quackery in Dental Practice in Nepal. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 58(227). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.5036