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Article: A prospective survey of secondary care tooth wear referrals: Demographics, reasons for concern and referral outcomes

TitleA prospective survey of secondary care tooth wear referrals: Demographics, reasons for concern and referral outcomes
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Issue Date2014
Citation
British Dental Journal, 2014, v. 216, n. 5, p. E9 How to Cite?
AbstractAim To provide a descriptive investigation of general dental practitioners' (GDPs) referrals to Glasgow Dental Hospital and School for management of tooth wear.Materials and methods One hundred and twenty-four patient-referrals were reviewed over a 12 month period. A questionnaire was also completed by patients and three reviewing consultants to identify patient demographics, patient perception, consultant's diagnosis and referral outcome.Results Overall survey return-rate was 67% of 124 included referrals. Males represented 72% of referrals compared to 28% for females (p = 0.001). A significant percentage of patients inhabited the most-deprived areas (59%, p = 0.002). Sixty-one percent of patients were aware of their tooth wear within the past five years. Aesthetics was the primary concern for 54% of patients (p = 0.001). Attrition was the main aetiology of tooth wear in 51% of referrals (p = 0.001). Ninety-two percent of patients (n = 76/83) did not require specialist treatment and were consequently returned to their GDP, referred for hypnotherapy or reviewed later.Conclusion There was a significant association between social deprivation and tooth wear in GDP referrals to a secondary care dental facility. Males aware of their tooth wear for the preceding five years, presenting with appearance as their main complaint and displaying evidence of attrition were more likely to be referred by GDPs for specialist management or advice. © 2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/202215
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.461
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dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Khaled E.-
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Colin A.-
dc.contributor.authorWhitters, C. John-
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-22T02:57:49Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-22T02:57:49Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Dental Journal, 2014, v. 216, n. 5, p. E9-
dc.identifier.issn0007-0610-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/202215-
dc.description.abstractAim To provide a descriptive investigation of general dental practitioners' (GDPs) referrals to Glasgow Dental Hospital and School for management of tooth wear.Materials and methods One hundred and twenty-four patient-referrals were reviewed over a 12 month period. A questionnaire was also completed by patients and three reviewing consultants to identify patient demographics, patient perception, consultant's diagnosis and referral outcome.Results Overall survey return-rate was 67% of 124 included referrals. Males represented 72% of referrals compared to 28% for females (p = 0.001). A significant percentage of patients inhabited the most-deprived areas (59%, p = 0.002). Sixty-one percent of patients were aware of their tooth wear within the past five years. Aesthetics was the primary concern for 54% of patients (p = 0.001). Attrition was the main aetiology of tooth wear in 51% of referrals (p = 0.001). Ninety-two percent of patients (n = 76/83) did not require specialist treatment and were consequently returned to their GDP, referred for hypnotherapy or reviewed later.Conclusion There was a significant association between social deprivation and tooth wear in GDP referrals to a secondary care dental facility. Males aware of their tooth wear for the preceding five years, presenting with appearance as their main complaint and displaying evidence of attrition were more likely to be referred by GDPs for specialist management or advice. © 2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Dental Journal-
dc.titleA prospective survey of secondary care tooth wear referrals: Demographics, reasons for concern and referral outcomes-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1038/sj.bdj.2014.179-
dc.identifier.pmid24603273-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84896748641-
dc.identifier.hkuros241632-
dc.identifier.volume216-
dc.identifier.issue5-
dc.identifier.spageE9-
dc.identifier.eissn1741-7503-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000332649600001-

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