Table 3 Traditional terms for 'tooth worms'. Reproduced from Gollings and Longhurst, Dentaid, 2013.25

From: Infant oral mutilation – a child protection issue?

DR Congo Dents de refugies (refugee teeth)/ plastic teeth/ false teeth Meno plastique/ Meno ya ware fugee
Ethiopia Killer canine
Kenya Worm teeth
Plastic teeth, Lacmarach (false teeth)
Kelek ab oik (devil/ satanic teeth)
Abua (devil teeth)
Ebisara (devil teeth)
Somalia Ilko dacowo (fox teeth)
Sudan Lugbara/ Lugwara teeth
Telek
Killer canine
Tooth worm
Tanzania Nylon/ plastic teeth Lawalawa
Meno ya nailoni (nylon teeth)
Meno ya plastiki (plastic teeth)
Ibino
Uganda Ebinyo (false teeth)/ Ebinnyo
Two lak
Gidog
Lake jo marak/ Lakijo marach (bad teeth)
Gira kwanya (that which is removed)
Ikela/ Icela
Ebiino/ Ebino
Bino
Killer canine