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Muasya, MK, Opinya GN, Masiga MA.  Submitted.  Ectodental Dysplasia. : University of Nairobi, Abstract
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2019

Masiga, MA, Wandibba S.  2019.  Cultural predicament in the utilization of oral healthcare among Kenyan female caregivers of children with HIV/AIDS. East African Medical Journal. 96:2260–2268., Number 1 Abstract
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2018

Gideon, MN, Masiga MA, Owino R, Kahabuka FK.  2018.  Association of early childhood caries experience with oral hygiene status and oral health practices of preschool children in Tandale, Tanzania. East African Medical Journal. 95:1548–1559., Number 5 Abstract
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Wassuna, D, Opinya G, Masiga M, Ngatia E, Regina MR.  2018.  The nutritional status of the children with severe-ECC comparison with the nutritional status of children without caries aged 3-5-years-old and with the caregiver’s demographics in a Kenyan hospital. Modern Approaches in Dentistry and Oral Health Care. 2:123–130., Number 1 Abstract
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2017

Masiga, MA, Wandibba S.  2017.  Patterns on the utilization of oral healthcare for children with HIV/Aids by female caregivers in Nairobi City County, Kenya. East African Medical Journal. 94:459–471., Number 6 Abstract
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2013

Masiga, MA, M'Imunya JM.  2013.  Prevalence of dental caries and its impact on quality of life (QoL) among HIV-infected children in Kenya. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 38:83–87., Number 1 Abstract
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2012

Rintaugu, EG, Masiga M, Mwangi IM, Were H, Litaba SA, Kinoti J, Kubai JI.  2012.  Psycho-social attributes of Kenyan university athletes: social learning and motivational theories perspectives. : University of Nairobi Abstract
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2011

Owino, RO, Masiga MA, Macigo FG, others.  2011.  Oral health knowledge, hygiene practices and treatment seeking behaviour among 12-year-old children from Kitale Municipality in Kenya. East African Medical Journal. 88:332–336., Number 10 Abstract
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2010

Owino, RO, Masiga MA, Macigo FG, others.  2010.  Dental caries, gingivitis and the treatment needs among 12-year-olds. East African Medical Journal. 87:25–31., Number 1 Abstract
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Masiga, MA, Maina SW, others.  2010.  Internal root morphology of the maxillary first premolars in Kenyans of African descent. East African Medical Journal. 87:20–24., Number 1 Abstract
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2009

Ng’an’ga, RN, Masiga MA, Maina SW.  2009.  External Root Morphology of the First Maxillary Premolars of Kenyans Africans.. East Afr. Med. J.,. 86, Number 12 Abstract
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Masiga, MA, Maina SW, others.  2009.  External root morphology of maxillary first premolars in Kenyan Africans. East African Medical Journal. 86:539–544., Number 12 Abstract
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2007

2005

Muriithi, HM, Masiga MA, Chindia ML.  2005.  Dental injuries in 0-15 year olds at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. East African medical journal. 82, Number 11 Abstract
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Masiga, MA, Oduor-Noah S.  2005.  Dental treatment under General Anaesthesia at a children’s hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. : University of Nairobi, Abstract
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A, DRMASIGAMARY.  2005.  Masiga, M.A. Presenting chief complaints and clinical characteristics among patients attending the Department of Paediatric Dentistry clinic at the University of Nairobi Dental Hospital. (accepted December 2005, EAMJ). East Afr Med J. 2005 Dec;82(12):652-5.. : University of Nairobi. Abstract
Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 19676, Nairobi, Kenya. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the chief complaints and clinical presentation among patients attending the Department of Paediatric Dentistry clinic at the University of Nairobi Dental Hospital (UONDH). DESIGN: A retrospective survey of hospital records. SETTING: The University of Nairobi Dental Hospital. SUBJECTS: Patients who attended the Department of Paediatric Dentistry clinic during a three year period. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Chief complaint, dental caries, gingivitis, traumatic injuries, treatment at first visit. RESULTS: The records of 800 patients were examined, including 391 male and 400 female. The average age of the patients was 9.0 years. The presenting complaint for most patients was dental pain (31.5%), orthodontic related complaints (25.4%) and dental decay (19.7%). Very few children attended for dental check-up (3.9%). Five hundred ninety (73.8%) children suffered from dental caries, while 275 (34.4%) children manifested gingivitis. The average number of teeth decay was 3.71 (SD+/-3.76). Only 51 (6.4%) children attended with traumatic injuries to the dentition. Treatment performed at the first visit mainly consisted of dental extractions (21.8%), oral prophylaxis and dental health education (20.5%) and restorative treatment (20.0%). CONCLUSIONS: The presenting complaint for most patients was pain. However, there was an almost equal demand for orthodontic treatment. Dental caries was the most prevalent dental disease. Oral prophylaxis and dental health education (DHE) constituted a significant component of treatment offered at first visit.
A, DRMASIGAMARY.  2005.  Muriithi HM, Masiga MA, Chindia ML. Dental injuries in 0-15 year olds at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. East Afr Med J. 2005 Nov;82(11):592-7.. East Afr Med J. 2005 Nov;82(11):592-7.. : University of Nairobi. Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine the pattern of occurrence of dental injuries in the 0-15 year-olds. DESIGN: A retrospective study. SETTING: Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. SUBJECTS: Five hundred and five patient records with dental injuries were retrieved and analysed. RESULTS: A total of 505 patient records with dental injuries were retrieved and analysed. Most of the injuries were recorded in the year 1999 (22.2%). Boys were more affected (63.0%) than girls (37.0%). The main presenting complaint recorded was pain (75.8%).The majority of the patients (69.5%) presented for treatment during the same day or the day after trauma. Falls were the leading cause of injuries (73.5%). Most injuries involved two teeth (47.1%) and the maxillary central incisors were the most affected teeth both in the primary (67.5%) and permanent (64.0%) dentitions. Luxation injuries were the most common type of dental trauma with 47.5% occurring in the permanent teeth and 77.3% in the primary teeth. The main radiographic investigation performed was intraoral periapical views (52.9%) following which dental extraction (34.4%) was the main treatment modality offered. CONCLUSION: Prospective cross-sectional studies to determine the prevalence of dental injuries are needed. Furthermore improving the knowledge of dental practitioners through continuing dental education programmes would help in updating them on current trends in managing these injuries.

2004

Salamba, KO, Masiga MA, Osundwa MT.  2004.  Clinical assessment and management of a patient with history of rickets. : University of Nairobi, Abstract
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A, DRMASIGAMARY.  2004.  Masiga MA. Socio-demographic characteristics and clinical features among patients attending a private paediatric dental clinic in Nairobi, Kenya. East Afr Med J. 2004 Nov;81(11):577-82.. East Afr Med J. 2004 Nov;81(11):577-82.. : University of Nairobi. Abstract
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the socio-demographic characteristics, chief complaints and clinical presentation of children attending a private dental clinic in Nairobi, Kenya. DESIGN: A retrospective survey of dental clinic records. SETTING: A private dental clinic in Nairobi, Kenya. SUBJECTS: All patients aged 0-18 years who were first-time attenders at the dental clinic during a three year period. RESULTS: The records of 800 patients were examined, comprising 395 males and 405 female children. The average age was 7.2 years (95%CI, 6.9-7.4). Referral to the clinic for treatment was mostly by self (81.4%). Most patients (57.9%) were self-sponsored for their dental treatment. Majority of the patients attending (86.8%) did not clinically have any underlying medical conditions. The major complaints for most patients were dental decay (27.4%) and dental pain (21.6%). Very few children (7.6%) attended for dental check-up. Five hundred and forty nine (68.6%) of the children suffered from dental decay while 294 (36.8%) suffered from gingivitis. The average number of teeth decayed was 4.02, SD +/- 2.4 (95% CI 3.8-4.2). Most carious lesions occurred in the younger children. There was a significant increase in the occurrence of decay over the three year period of the study. Significantly higher levels of gingivitis was observed in the prepubertal and pubertal age group. Attendance for traumatic injuries was relatively low with only 46 (5.8%) children reporting traumatic injuries to their dentitions. Most traumatic injuries involved the anterior teeth as a result of falls. Treatment given at the first visit was mainly restorative (28.6%) followed by dental extractions (25.4%). CONCLUSION: The average are of patients attending the clinic was 7.2 years. Interdisciplinary referral was low since most patients were self-referred and self sponsored for treatment. Dental caries was prevalent, necessitating a high demand for restorative treatment. Although gingivitis was less prevalent, it was significant among children in the prepubertal years.
A, DRMASIGAMARY.  2004.  Masiga, M.A. Sociodemographic characteristic and clinic features among patients attending a private paediatric clinic in Nairobi, Kenya E.A Med. J. 2004: 8 ; 577 . East Afr Med J. 2004 Nov;81(11):577-82.. : University of Nairobi. Abstract
Department of Paediatric Dentistry/Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Nairobi, PO Box 19676, Nairobi, Kenya. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the socio-demographic characteristics, chief complaints and clinical presentation of children attending a private dental clinic in Nairobi, Kenya. DESIGN: A retrospective survey of dental clinic records. SETTING: A private dental clinic in Nairobi, Kenya. SUBJECTS: All patients aged 0-18 years who were first-time attenders at the dental clinic during a three year period. RESULTS: The records of 800 patients were examined, comprising 395 males and 405 female children. The average age was 7.2 years (95%CI, 6.9-7.4). Referral to the clinic for treatment was mostly by self (81.4%). Most patients (57.9%) were self-sponsored for their dental treatment. Majority of the patients attending (86.8%) did not clinically have any underlying medical conditions. The major complaints for most patients were dental decay (27.4%) and dental pain (21.6%). Very few children (7.6%) attended for dental check-up. Five hundred and forty nine (68.6%) of the children suffered from dental decay while 294 (36.8%) suffered from gingivitis. The average number of teeth decayed was 4.02, SD +/- 2.4 (95% CI 3.8-4.2). Most carious lesions occurred in the younger children. There was a significant increase in the occurrence of decay over the three year period of the study. Significantly higher levels of gingivitis was observed in the prepubertal and pubertal age group. Attendance for traumatic injuries was relatively low with only 46 (5.8%) children reporting traumatic injuries to their dentitions. Most traumatic injuries involved the anterior teeth as a result of falls. Treatment given at the first visit was mainly restorative (28.6%) followed by dental extractions (25.4%). CONCLUSION: The average are of patients attending the clinic was 7.2 years. Interdisciplinary referral was low since most patients were self-referred and self sponsored for treatment. Dental caries was prevalent, necessitating a high demand for restorative treatment. Although gingivitis was less prevalent, it was significant among children in the prepubertal years.

2003

Nyamu, EN, Masiga MA, Gathece LW, Mutara LN.  2003.  Knowledge, attitudes and practices of caregivers attending the Kenyatta National Hospital mother and child health clinic towards the oral health of their children. African Journal of Oral Health Sciences. 4:236–237., Number 3 Abstract
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