SINGAPORE: Though it is a relatively wealthy nation, Singapore’s overall level of oral health leaves much to be desired. Nearly a third (31%) of the population above the age of 60 is completely edentulous, according to a 2016 study, and 40% of children aged 3–6 are reported to suffer from dental caries. In response to this, a new dental research institute has recently opened in Singapore.
Born in Lebanon, Prof. Nadim Z. Baba moved to Canada and completed a DMD at the University of Montreal. He received his certificate in advanced graduate studies in prosthodontics and a master’s degree in restorative sciences in prosthodontics from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, U.S. Baba is Professor of Restorative Dentistry at Loma Linda University, teaching in the advanced education program in prosthodontics, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry, both in the U.S. He maintains a private practice in Glendale, California, and is President of the American College of Prosthodontists. He was one of the speakers at the 2019 International College of Prosthodontists and European Prosthodontic Association joint meeting, which took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from Sept. 4 to 7. Prof. Baba was one of the guest speakers at the P&G denture session, which aimed to promote awareness of edentulism as a global oral health issue and emphasized the emotional and functional benefits of adhesive creams for denture wearers. Solutions like blend-a-dent PLUS BEST HOLD are the reason that experts like him are confident that, with a healthy mix of education, tools and a few dabs of adhesive cream, patients with prostheses can feel confident and live their lives to the fullest.