Kenya Facing Acute Shortage of Dentists as Cases of Oral Diseases Rise


The low number of registered dentists in the country has hampered the Government’s fight against rising cases of oral diseases.

According to the Kenya Dental Association, the number of registered dentists in the country currently stands at 793 serving millions of Kenyans suffering from oral diseases.

Kenya Dental Association Chairman, Dr Tim Theuri said one dentist in Kenya serves over 70,000 persons against the World Health Organization recommendations of 7,000.

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