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Dental treatment needs among patients undergoing screening at a university-based dental institution in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Ismail, Azlini and Abllah, Zurainie and Muhammad Radhi, Nur Aishah and Musa, Syazalina and Abdul Halim, Mohd Firdaus Akbar (2020) Dental treatment needs among patients undergoing screening at a university-based dental institution in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. International Journal of Orofacial and Health Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 18-27. ISSN 2716-5434

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University-based dental institution in Malaysia receives large number of dental visits, however, dental treatment needs among patients attending this kind of institution is not usually reported. This study aimed to identify the trend of dental treatment needs in a university-based dental institution in Kuantan, Pahang situated in the East Coast region of Peninsular Malaysia. This cross-sectional study utilized secondary data, obtained from list of patients who underwent for screening at Outpatient Clinic, Kulliyyah of Dentistry, International Islamic University Malaysia from 1st January to 31st December 2016. Patient’s age, gender, residential area and dental treatment needs were retrieved from the list. All patients were included except those with incomplete data, with old Malaysian identification card or foreign passport or those assigned to receive Orthodontic treatment. Descriptive statistics and Pearson’s Chi Square test was run using SPSS® Version 20 software. Conservative care (22.7 %) was the major treatment need among 2,627 patients included in this study. Teenage and adult patients mostly required conservative care while the elder- aged patients have major need for prosthodontics. Females outnumbered males in requiring all types of dental treatment, except for conservative care which was pre-dominantly required by males. Patients residing non-urban area majorly required all types of dental treatment except for endodontics and conservative care which were more frequently necessitated by patients from urban area. Conservative care was the major dental treatment need. The type of dental treatment needs has significant association with patient’s age, gender and residential area.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7407/79152
Uncontrolled Keywords: Treatment need, Screening, Dental, Age, Gender
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Fundamental Dental and Medical Sciences
Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health
Depositing User: DR. AZLINI ISMAIL
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 11:42
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 09:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79152

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