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Treatment of malocclusions in children and adolescents at a public dental service clinic in Sweden: extent and cost.

Treatment of malocclusions in children and adolescents at a public dental service clinic in... This study was undertaken to investigate the extent and the cost of orthodontic consultation and treatment of malocclusions in 19-year-olds at a Public Dental Service (PDS) clinic. A further aim was to evaluate the group of patients who discontinued their treatment prematurely. A total of 223 patient records were reviewed. The results showed that every second patient (106 of 223) was seen by a specialist for orthodontic evaluation. Of these, 54% (57 of 106) were treated with removable appliance, 29% (31 of 106) benefited from interceptive treatment without appliance and 12% (13 of 106) were referred to a specialist clinic. The costs for specialist consultations comprised 19% of the overall orthodontic treatment cost. Premature interruption of treatment with removable appliance was found in 17% (10 of 57) of the patients. This group consumed 12% of the overall orthodontic treatment cost. Reasons for discontinuing treatment included problems with co-operation and motivation and a lack of parental support. Seventy per cent of those who discontinued their treatment prematurely had been treated with an activator. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Swedish dental journal Pubmed

Treatment of malocclusions in children and adolescents at a public dental service clinic in Sweden: extent and cost.

Swedish dental journal , Volume 22 (5-6): 7 – Mar 31, 1999

Treatment of malocclusions in children and adolescents at a public dental service clinic in Sweden: extent and cost.


Abstract

This study was undertaken to investigate the extent and the cost of orthodontic consultation and treatment of malocclusions in 19-year-olds at a Public Dental Service (PDS) clinic. A further aim was to evaluate the group of patients who discontinued their treatment prematurely. A total of 223 patient records were reviewed. The results showed that every second patient (106 of 223) was seen by a specialist for orthodontic evaluation. Of these, 54% (57 of 106) were treated with removable appliance, 29% (31 of 106) benefited from interceptive treatment without appliance and 12% (13 of 106) were referred to a specialist clinic. The costs for specialist consultations comprised 19% of the overall orthodontic treatment cost. Premature interruption of treatment with removable appliance was found in 17% (10 of 57) of the patients. This group consumed 12% of the overall orthodontic treatment cost. Reasons for discontinuing treatment included problems with co-operation and motivation and a lack of parental support. Seventy per cent of those who discontinued their treatment prematurely had been treated with an activator.

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0347-9994
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9974202

Abstract

This study was undertaken to investigate the extent and the cost of orthodontic consultation and treatment of malocclusions in 19-year-olds at a Public Dental Service (PDS) clinic. A further aim was to evaluate the group of patients who discontinued their treatment prematurely. A total of 223 patient records were reviewed. The results showed that every second patient (106 of 223) was seen by a specialist for orthodontic evaluation. Of these, 54% (57 of 106) were treated with removable appliance, 29% (31 of 106) benefited from interceptive treatment without appliance and 12% (13 of 106) were referred to a specialist clinic. The costs for specialist consultations comprised 19% of the overall orthodontic treatment cost. Premature interruption of treatment with removable appliance was found in 17% (10 of 57) of the patients. This group consumed 12% of the overall orthodontic treatment cost. Reasons for discontinuing treatment included problems with co-operation and motivation and a lack of parental support. Seventy per cent of those who discontinued their treatment prematurely had been treated with an activator.

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Swedish dental journalPubmed

Published: Mar 31, 1999

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