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TitleWillingness to pay for implant therapy: A study of patient preference
 
AuthorsLeung, KCM1
McGrath, CPJ
 
KeywordsDental implants
Missing teeth
Patient preference
Willingness to pay
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/CLR
 
CitationClinical Oral Implants Research, 2010, v. 21 n. 8, p. 789-793 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0501.2009.01897.x
 
AbstractAims: This study determined the amount of willingness to pay (WTP) for implant treatment and identified the factors affecting WTP. Methods: Subjects attending a university dental hospital were recruited (n=59). They were presented with two hypothetical clinical scenarios: missing one anterior/posterior tooth. The clinical procedures, outcome and plausible complications of various replacement options (fixed and removable partial dentures, implants) and sequelae of no treatment were presented. They were then asked how much they were willing to pay for tooth replacement under the two situations using a bidding method, with a starting bid of Hong Kong (HK)$20,000 in HK$1000 increment/decrement if they were willing/unwilling to pay that amount (1 USD=7.8 HKD). The amount was recorded at which the subject chose the opposite option or it reached HK$0. Demographic data were also collected. WTP values were compared between anterior and posterior replacements, and among various demographic subgroups. Spearman's correlations and linear regression analysis were also conducted. Results: Ninety-four percent and 84% of the subjects chose implant treatment to replace missing anterior and posterior teeth, respectively. The mean WTP amounts for anterior/posterior tooth replacement were HK$11,000/HK$10,000 (P>0.05). Higher WTP amounts were obtained from females, subjects without missing teeth or restorative need, and had attained higher level of education (P<0.05). Gender (P<0.05), level of education (P=0.042), and the presence of missing teeth (P=0.001) were independent predictors of WTP. Conclusions: The estimated WTP value for a single tooth replacement using dental implants was HK$10,000. Gender, level of education and presence of missing teeth were independent predictors that influenced WTP. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
 
ISSN0905-7161
2013 Impact Factor: 3.123
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0501.2009.01897.x
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000279651200002
Funding AgencyGrant Number
University of Hong Kong
Funding Information:

This study was supported by a research grant of the University of Hong Kong.

 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, KCM
 
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, CPJ
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T10:33:53Z
 
dc.date.available2010-10-31T10:33:53Z
 
dc.date.issued2010
 
dc.description.abstractAims: This study determined the amount of willingness to pay (WTP) for implant treatment and identified the factors affecting WTP. Methods: Subjects attending a university dental hospital were recruited (n=59). They were presented with two hypothetical clinical scenarios: missing one anterior/posterior tooth. The clinical procedures, outcome and plausible complications of various replacement options (fixed and removable partial dentures, implants) and sequelae of no treatment were presented. They were then asked how much they were willing to pay for tooth replacement under the two situations using a bidding method, with a starting bid of Hong Kong (HK)$20,000 in HK$1000 increment/decrement if they were willing/unwilling to pay that amount (1 USD=7.8 HKD). The amount was recorded at which the subject chose the opposite option or it reached HK$0. Demographic data were also collected. WTP values were compared between anterior and posterior replacements, and among various demographic subgroups. Spearman's correlations and linear regression analysis were also conducted. Results: Ninety-four percent and 84% of the subjects chose implant treatment to replace missing anterior and posterior teeth, respectively. The mean WTP amounts for anterior/posterior tooth replacement were HK$11,000/HK$10,000 (P>0.05). Higher WTP amounts were obtained from females, subjects without missing teeth or restorative need, and had attained higher level of education (P<0.05). Gender (P<0.05), level of education (P=0.042), and the presence of missing teeth (P=0.001) were independent predictors of WTP. Conclusions: The estimated WTP value for a single tooth replacement using dental implants was HK$10,000. Gender, level of education and presence of missing teeth were independent predictors that influenced WTP. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
 
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dc.identifier.citationClinical Oral Implants Research, 2010, v. 21 n. 8, p. 789-793 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0501.2009.01897.x
 
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000279651200002
Funding AgencyGrant Number
University of Hong Kong
Funding Information:

This study was supported by a research grant of the University of Hong Kong.

 
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2013 Impact Factor: 3.123
 
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dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
 
dc.subject.meshDental Implants, Single-Tooth - economics
 
dc.subject.meshFinancing, Personal
 
dc.subject.meshHong Kong
 
dc.subject.meshJaw, Edentulous, Partially - rehabilitation
 
dc.subject.meshPatient Preference
 
dc.subjectDental implants
 
dc.subjectMissing teeth
 
dc.subjectPatient preference
 
dc.subjectWillingness to pay
 
dc.titleWillingness to pay for implant therapy: A study of patient preference
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong