Dentists' perceptions of selected characteristics of their child patients.

Carole M Hanes, D. R. Myers, H. C. Davis

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The purpose of this project was to examine the perceptions of both general and pediatric dentists regarding selected characteristics of the children they treat. A survey including questions on patients' ages, caries activity estimates, and types of patients treated was mailed once to a national random sample of 2,000 general and 1,000 pediatric dentists. The respondents provided a reasonable distribution by age and location, with the majority (69%) in practice more than 10 years. The pediatric dentists who responded perceive that they treat a younger population of child patients with more caries activity (P < 0.001), except in those patients older than 12 years. They also perceive that their patients pools include a larger percentage of patients with handicapping conditions (P < 0.01), behavior problems (P < 0.001) and patients who require treatment with general anesthesia (P < 0.001) than do the general dentists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-271
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric dentistry
Volume16
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1994

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Dentists' perceptions of selected characteristics of their child patients. / Hanes, Carole M; Myers, D. R.; Davis, H. C.

In: Pediatric dentistry, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.07.1994, p. 268-271.

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Hanes, Carole M ; Myers, D. R. ; Davis, H. C. / Dentists' perceptions of selected characteristics of their child patients. In: Pediatric dentistry. 1994 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 268-271.
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