CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · European Journal of General Dentistry 2014; 3(01): 82-84
DOI: 10.4103/2278-9626.126219
Short Communication

Management of muslim dental patient while fasting

Faizal C. Peedikayil
Department of Pedodontics, Malabar Dental College, Edappal, Kerala, India
Abraham Thomas
1   Department of Orthodontics, Malabar Dental College, Edappal, Kerala, India
M. C. Naushad
2   Department of Endodontics, Kannur Dental College, Kannur, Kerala, India
Arun Narayanan
3   Department of Periodontics, Kannur Dental College, Kannur, Kerala, India
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The dawn to dusk fast in the Islamic month of Ramadan is obligatory for all Muslims. During fasting, Muslims abstain from food, drink whilst going about their normal daily activities. Poor understanding and appreciation of the practices by the medical professional may lead to compromise in treatment and inability to provide good service for the patients. This article provides insight to dentists around the globe to carry out comprehensive and preventive dental treatment to fasting patients in the month of Ramadan.

Publication History

Article published online:
01 November 2021

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