Medical and dental quacks practice on the roadside and continue to thrive in the twenty first century especially in low income countries where poverty and lack of health facility force people to undergo their treatment by such quacks. Recognizing an underlying systemic disorder like diabetes and hypertension change body response and therefore is vital to be recognized and treated first before any local medical and dental treatment is done. We present a case of a 43 year old patient who was suffering from diabetes and was wearing a faulty prosthesis. Trauma and infection caused by prosthesis had resulted in the development of chronic osteomyelitis of the maxilla which is rare in occurrence. The faulty prosthesis was removed and an excisional biopsy was performed thus removing all the infectious bone.
Key words: osteomyelitis, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, partial denture, necrosis.