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Article: Dental practitioners' views on the need to treat developmental defects of enamel

TitleDental practitioners' views on the need to treat developmental defects of enamel
Authors
KeywordsClinical decision making
Developmental defects of enamel
Treatment need
Issue Date2007
PublisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/COM
Citation
Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology, 2007, v. 35 n. 2, p. 130-139 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To assess dental practitioners' views on the need to treat developmental defects of enamel (DDE). In addition, to identify factors associated with practitioners' treatment decision (tooth factors and dentist-related). Methods: A random sample of 300 Hong Kong dentists were sent a booklet containing computer-generated images of various forms of DDE and asked to rate the treatment need. In addition, some dentist-related information was collected. Results: The response rate was 79% (237/300). The majority of the dental practitioners considered that aesthetic treatment was indicated for people with DDE subtypes of brown demarcated opacities (51.0%), confluent/patchy plus staining and/or loss of enamel (80.2%), missing enamel (67.1%) and the combination of discolouration and diffuse opacities (83.1%); their decisions were in relation to the type (P < 0.001), size (P = 0.001) and colour (P < 0.001) of the enamel defects. Dental professionals who were older, self-employed, graduated from institutions overseas, or had postgraduate qualifications, tended to consider aesthetic treatment for the teeth that exhibited the milder forms of enamel defects (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Dentists frequently perceive that DDE constitutes a 'great need' for dental treatment. Dentists' perceptions of the need to treat DDE is influenced by type, size and colour of DDE and associated with dentist-related factors, principally the age of the dentist. © 2007 The Authors. Journal compilation 2007 Blackwell Munksgaard.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65951
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.233
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.111
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dc.contributor.authorWong, HMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKing, NMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T05:42:21Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T05:42:21Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCommunity Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology, 2007, v. 35 n. 2, p. 130-139en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0301-5661en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65951-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To assess dental practitioners' views on the need to treat developmental defects of enamel (DDE). In addition, to identify factors associated with practitioners' treatment decision (tooth factors and dentist-related). Methods: A random sample of 300 Hong Kong dentists were sent a booklet containing computer-generated images of various forms of DDE and asked to rate the treatment need. In addition, some dentist-related information was collected. Results: The response rate was 79% (237/300). The majority of the dental practitioners considered that aesthetic treatment was indicated for people with DDE subtypes of brown demarcated opacities (51.0%), confluent/patchy plus staining and/or loss of enamel (80.2%), missing enamel (67.1%) and the combination of discolouration and diffuse opacities (83.1%); their decisions were in relation to the type (P < 0.001), size (P = 0.001) and colour (P < 0.001) of the enamel defects. Dental professionals who were older, self-employed, graduated from institutions overseas, or had postgraduate qualifications, tended to consider aesthetic treatment for the teeth that exhibited the milder forms of enamel defects (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Dentists frequently perceive that DDE constitutes a 'great need' for dental treatment. Dentists' perceptions of the need to treat DDE is influenced by type, size and colour of DDE and associated with dentist-related factors, principally the age of the dentist. © 2007 The Authors. Journal compilation 2007 Blackwell Munksgaard.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/COMen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subjectClinical decision makingen_HK
dc.subjectDevelopmental defects of enamelen_HK
dc.subjectTreatment needen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnelen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Care - utilizationen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Enamel - abnormalitiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshDentists - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshEpidemiologic Methodsen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshPhotography, Dental - methodsen_HK
dc.titleDental practitioners' views on the need to treat developmental defects of enamelen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailWong, HM: wonghmg@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailMcGrath, C: mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailKing, NM: hhdbknm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1600-0528.2007.00309.xen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid17331154-
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dc.identifier.volume35en_HK
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