An analysis of the attitudes of dental patients attending general dental practice in Galway

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dc.contributor.author Hayes, Martina
dc.contributor.author Burke, Francis M.
dc.contributor.author McKenna, Gerald
dc.contributor.author Madden, Jamie M.
dc.contributor.author Cronin, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-23T14:51:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-23T14:51:57Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08
dc.identifier.citation Hayes M., Burke F. M., McKenna G., Madden J. and Cronin M. (2013) 'An analysis of the attitudes of dental patients attending general dental practice in Galway', Journal of The Irish Dental Association, 59(4), pp. 179-182 en
dc.identifier.volume 59 en
dc.identifier.issued 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 179 en
dc.identifier.endpage 182 en
dc.identifier.issn 0021-1133
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2774
dc.description.abstract Aim: To describe the patterns of dental attendance and attitudes towards tooth loss of general dental practice patients in Galway. Objectives: 1. To determine the pattern of adult dental attendance in general practices in Galway; and, 2. To examine the oral health attitudes of these patients. Method: Questionnaires were distributed to 311 consecutive adult patients in the waiting rooms of ten general dental practices in Galway, which were randomly selected from the telephone directory. Results: A total of 254 of the 311 questionnaires distributed were fully completed, returned and included in the results, giving a response rate of 81.7%. A total of 59% of dentate participants attended their dentist for annual or biannual examinations compared to 23% of edentate patients. Some 10.5% of medical card holders and 0.5% of non-medical card holders were edentulous. Conclusions: The data from the survey indicated that medical card holders in Galway were more likely to be edentulous than nonmedical card holders. Edentate patients were less likely to be regular dental attenders than dentate patients. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Dental Association en
dc.relation.uri http://www.dentist.ie/journal.5621.html en
dc.subject Dental attendance en
dc.subject Oral health attitudes en
dc.subject Tooth loss en
dc.subject General dental practice en
dc.title An analysis of the attitudes of dental patients attending general dental practice in Galway en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Martina Hayes, Dental Hospital, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: martina.hayes@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2014-01-07T14:25:50Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of The Irish Dental Association en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress martina.hayes@ucc.ie en


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