Our Dentistry Department provides dental care mainly for inpatients and outpatients at our Hospital. About eighty percent of the patients are with mental disorders. Dental characteristics of psychiatric patients include a high rate of dental caries and periodontal diseases. Contributing factors include poor oral hygiene, decreased salivary secretion as a side effect of antipsychotic medications that lower intraoral auto-purification, and excessive drinking of sweet beverages.
As dental caries and periodontal disease often recur early after treatment, we also put emphasis on oral hygiene management.
We have two full-time and two part-time dentists and one part-time dental hygienist. You need an appointment in advance and a referral letter from your doctor.