Factors influencing patient satisfaction with dental appearance and treatments they desire to improve aesthetics

Mon, Mon Tin Oo and Saddki, Norkhafizah and Hassan, Nurhidayati (2011) Factors influencing patient satisfaction with dental appearance and treatments they desire to improve aesthetics. BMC Oral Health, 11 (6). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1472-6831

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Background: We assessed factors influencing patients’ satisfaction with their dental appearance and the treatments they desired to improve dental aesthetics. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed out among 235 adult patients who visited the Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia dental clinic. A structured, interviewer-guided questionnaire was used to identify patient satisfaction with their general dental appearance, cosmetic elements and desired treatments. Results: The 235 patients consisted of 70 males (29.8%) and 165 females (70.2%), of mean age 31.5 years (SD 13.0). Of these patients, 124 (52.8%) were not satisfied with their general dental appearance. In addition, 132 patients (56.2%) were not happy with the color of their teeth, 76 (32.3%), regarded their teeth were poorly aligned, 62 (26.4%), as crowded and 56 (23.4%) protruded. Dissatisfaction with tooth color was significantly higher in female than in male patients (odds ratio [OR] of 1.99 (95% confidence interval [CI] 1.13-3.50). Tooth whitening was the treatment most desired by patients (48.1%). Results of multiple logistic regression analysis showed that patient dissatisfaction with general dental appearance was significantly associated with female gender (OR = 2.18; 95% CI: 1.18-4.03), unhappiness with tooth color (OR = 3.05; 95% CI: 1.74-5.34) and the opinion that their teeth protruded (OR = 2.91, 95% CI: 1.44-5.91).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > RK1-715 Dentistry
Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Pergigian (School of Dental Sciences) > Article
Zoom Profil Pakar (Expert Profile) > Norkhafizah Saddki (Dental Sciences)
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 02:17
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2018 02:17
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/39106

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