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Opinions and Treatment Decisions for Dental Erosive Wear: A Questionnaire Survey among Icelandic Dentists

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Mulic, Aida
dc.contributor.author Arnadottir, Inga Bergmann
dc.contributor.author Jensdóttir, Þorbjörg
dc.contributor.author Kopperud, Simen E.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-01T11:37:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-01T11:37:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-01
dc.identifier.citation ida Mulic, Inga B. Árnadòttir, Torbjòrg Jensdottir, and Simen E. Kopperud, “Opinions and Treatment Decisions for Dental Erosive Wear: A Questionnaire Survey among Icelandic Dentists,” International Journal of Dentistry, vol. 2018, Article ID 8572371, 9 pages, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8572371.
dc.identifier.issn 1687-8728
dc.identifier.issn 1687-8736 (eISSN)
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1087
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein)
dc.description.abstract Dental erosive wear (DEW) is common among children and adolescents, and a survey of Icelandic children showed that 30.7% of 15-year-olds were diagnosed with the condition. Objective. To gain knowledge about dental practitioners’ experiences, opinions, and treatment decisions. Materials and Methods. A precoded questionnaire, previously used among Norwegian dentists, was sent electronically to all dentists in Iceland (n = 341). Results. The response rate was 64.2%, and 58% of dentists were male. More than half of the clinicians (54%) thought that prevalence had increased the last 10–15 years, and 67% reported it to be more common in male. Most (96%) recorded presence of DEW, but only 4% used a detailed scoring system. Lesions were mostly on occlusal surfaces of first mandibular molars (73%), on palatal in upper anterior teeth (61%), and on occlusal of maxillary first molars (36%). Most dentists (74%) reported a probable cause, e.g., high consumption of carbonated beverages (98%), acidic juices (68%), sport drinks (58%), reflux (54%), and eating disorders (20%). Dietary history was often recorded by 38%, and 65% never measured saliva. Most of the dentists (88%) treated patients themselves, and half of them preferred prevention with high fluoride and resin sealants. While some dentists wanted to restore teeth more invasively, most considered to restore with a filling. Conclusion. Icelandic dentists seem to be well educated for diagnosis and treatment of dental erosion, and dentists are aware of a minimally invasive approach. Clinical Significance. It is challenging for dentists to make the best treatment decision for patients with DEW, both in a short perspective and long perspective. At present, little is known about their knowledge and treatment approach, and there is no standard treatment which can be recommended. Therefore, the present study investigated dental practitioners’ treatment decisions, as well as knowledge, experiences, and awareness of DEW.
dc.format.extent 8572371
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Hindawi Limited
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Dentistry;2018
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Tannlækningar
dc.subject Tannlæknar
dc.subject Tannskemmdir
dc.subject Spurningalistar
dc.title Opinions and Treatment Decisions for Dental Erosive Wear: A Questionnaire Survey among Icelandic Dentists
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal International Journal of Dentistry
dc.identifier.doi 10.1155/2018/8572371
dc.contributor.department Tannlæknadeild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Odontology (UI)
dc.contributor.school Heilbrigðisvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Health Sciences (UI)

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