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A 15-year series analysis of caries development related to a socioeconomic variable. A study of the year group leaving the organised dental care in Göteborg, Sweden.

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Source
Swed Dent J. 2003;27(3):151-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
2003
Author
Yngve Swedberg
Jörgen G Norén
Author Affiliation
Department of Pedodontics, Faculty of Odontology, Göteborg, Sweden. ynsw@home.se
Source
Swed Dent J. 2003;27(3):151-8
Date
2003
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Cohort Studies
DMF Index
Dental Caries - epidemiology
Dental Restoration, Permanent - statistics & numerical data
Employment - statistics & numerical data
Humans
Incidence
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Prevalence
State Dentistry
Sweden - epidemiology
Tooth Loss - epidemiology
Abstract
In a long-term series analysis the study had the aim of detecting how the used socioeconomic variables were related to the caries status development in the year group leaving the organised dental care. The study included caries epidemiological records of individuals at the Public Dental Service of Göteborg, leaving the organised dental care during 1986-2000. The City of Göteborg was divided into four districts. One incidence and one prevalence caries index was used, each presented in two subgroups: individuals with no caries record and patients with 20% of the highest index values. The socio-economical variable was individuals 18-64 years of age, seeking employment, as a percentage of the corresponding group of all inhabitants. The registered values were divided into three time sections of five years each. In the first, the socio-economic value curves were almost horizontal, in the second they showed a considerable increasing and in the third a declining tendency. The result curves for the caries-free patient groups and for patients with 20% of the highest caries index values compared to the three socioeconomical time sector results, showed an almost horizontal level concerning the incidence index values, and for the prevalence index values an inclined curve structure to the incidence curves. The result curves for the incidence index with respect to the caries-free patient group showed an almost horizontal structure, while the prevalence curves inclined towards the incidence curves during the study period. The linear structure of these curves deviated considerably from the result curves for the socio-economic time series. No correlation existed between the socio-economic data and the studied caries index values. The need for determining the time length concerning caries index observations was discussed. It must be of special interest to maintain the dental health of the studied patient group and the individuals' relation to regular dental care, when as adults they meet the dental care economy.
PubMed ID
14608971 View in PubMed
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An international comparison: American and Swedish dental students.

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J Dent Educ. 1978 Dec;42(12):652-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-1978
Author
J A Coombs
Source
J Dent Educ. 1978 Dec;42(12):652-8
Date
Dec-1978
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Career Choice
Comparative Study
Education
Family
Female
Geriatric Dentistry
Group Practice, Dental
Humans
Male
Motivation
Occupations
Professional Practice
Specialties, Dental
State Dentistry
Students, Dental
Sweden
Time Factors
United States
Abstract
It is interesting and often useful to compare and contrast individuals from different countries who decide on careers in dentistry. Such data can help provide a broadened perspective from which inferences about future patterns of specialization and distribution of manpower in America may be made. This study compares the backgrounds and plans for dental practice of dental students in the United States and Sweden. The similarities that American and Swedish dental students share relate to strong parental influence, time of decision to attend dental school, origins in urbanized areas, interest in direct patient care, uncertainty about specialty training, and a lack of prior health-related experience among males in both countries. The differences in the dental students of the two nations are more pervasive and may be explained in part by the ways the two countries have organized and financed dental education and dental care.
PubMed ID
281384 View in PubMed
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Caries control in health service practice.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature105667
Source
Prim Dent J. 2013 Jul;2(3):4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-2013
Author
Edwina Kidd
Ole Fejerskov
Source
Prim Dent J. 2013 Jul;2(3):4
Date
Jul-2013
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
DMF Index
Denmark
Dental Caries - prevention & control
England
Humans
State Dentistry
Wales
PubMed ID
24340489 View in PubMed
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Changes in utilization of dental services of Alberta's universal dental plan for the elderly.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature218288
Source
J Can Dent Assoc. 1994 May;60(5):403-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-1994
Author
G W Thompson
D W Lewis
Author Affiliation
Division of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Alberta, Toronto, ON.
Source
J Can Dent Assoc. 1994 May;60(5):403-6
Date
May-1994
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Age Distribution
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Alberta
Dental Care for Aged - statistics & numerical data - utilization
Dental Health Services - statistics & numerical data - utilization
Dentistry, Operative - statistics & numerical data
Denturists - utilization
Fees, Dental - statistics & numerical data
Humans
Periodontics - statistics & numerical data
Preventive Dentistry - statistics & numerical data
Prosthodontics - statistics & numerical data
State Dentistry - statistics & numerical data - utilization
Surgical Procedures, Operative - statistics & numerical data
Abstract
Since 1973, Alberta's dental plan for the elderly has made government-sponsored, premium-free comprehensive care by dentists and denturists available to all residents of the province over age 64. Details on the numbers and types of different services provided were previously unavailable from the annual reports. However, an examination of the plan's six-million records, covering nearly 260,000 different patients from 1978 to 1992, has now made it possible, for the first time, to conduct a detailed analysis of these dental services. Many time-related changes have occurred in the types of services provided. The number of removable prosthodontic services declined from 14 per cent of all services offered by dentists in 1978-79 to five per cent of these services in 1991-1992, but the services provided by denturists increased by a factor of four. The relative number of surgical and restorative dentistry services offered by dentists also declined. Preventive services grew modestly, but periodontal services grew dramatically from three per cent of all services provided by dentists to 22 per cent. These shifts in services from prosthodontics, restorative dentistry and oral surgery to preventive and periodontic services have important implications for the planning and administration of dental plans for the elderly.
PubMed ID
8004517 View in PubMed
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Continuity of dental treatment by users of Alberta's universal dental plan for the elderly.

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J Can Dent Assoc. 1994 May;60(5):419-21
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-1994
Author
D W Lewis
G W Thompson
Author Affiliation
Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, ON.
Source
J Can Dent Assoc. 1994 May;60(5):419-21
Date
May-1994
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Age Distribution
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Alberta
Dental Care for Aged - utilization
Dental Health Services - utilization
Denturists - utilization
Female
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Residence Characteristics
State Dentistry - utilization
Abstract
To evaluate the longitudinal utilization of Alberta's Extended Health Benefits dental plan for the elderly, its use over the preceding 13 years by patients over age 64, who had used the plan in 1991-92, was examined. Of these 96,596 patients, over half (56 per cent) were female and about two-thirds (68 per cent) received their dental care from a dentist only. However, for the older elderly and for those living outside Calgary and Edmonton, the percentage attending a denturist only or both a denturist and a dentist was greater. Only individuals over age 77, or about 20 per cent of plan participants in 1991-92, were eligible to use the plan over the entire 14-year period examined in this study. However, the regularity of previous annual utilization of the plan was high. About 60 per cent of 70-74 year olds had used the plan for five or more years, while close to 50 per cent of the 80-84 year olds--who were eligible to use the plan for the entire period of the study--had done so in eight or more of the previous 14 years. Despite varying plan eligibility according to patient age, the 96,596 patients who used the plan over the 14-year period made nearly 1.2-million patient visits, at which they received about 3.1-million dental services. The high continuity of annual usage demonstrates that this group is not under-utilizing dental services.
PubMed ID
8004518 View in PubMed
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Cultural and communicational traits of oral health care: results of a Finnish case study.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature166079
Source
J Health Organ Manag. 2006;20(6):537-50
Publication Type
Article
Date
2006
Author
Kirsti Kasila
Marita Poskiparta
Jari Villberg
Author Affiliation
Research Center for Health Promotion, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland. kirsti.kasila@sport.jyu.fi
Source
J Health Organ Manag. 2006;20(6):537-50
Date
2006
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Benchmarking
Communication
Dental Assistants - psychology
Dental Clinics - organization & administration - standards
Dental Staff - psychology
Finland
Hierarchy, Social
Humans
Institutional Practice
Job Satisfaction
Leadership
Middle Aged
Organizational Case Studies
Organizational Culture
Process Assessment (Health Care)
Professional Role
State Dentistry - organization & administration - standards
Abstract
This paper aims to describe the cultural and communicational traits of Finnish oral health care. First, employees' views and experiences regarding their organization and their position within it are investigated and, second, relations between different individual and organizational factors are analyzed. Finally, a conceptual framework of organizational coherence is constructed.
The paper shows that data collection (n = 58, 84 percent response rate) was carried out in 2002 at a Finnish dental clinic by using a semi-structured questionnaire. The data were analyzed statistically by using, among other things, non-parametric tests and a structural equation model (LISREL) and qualitatively by using content analysis.
The paper finds that the organization was described as role-dependent and task-centered. Unidirectional chain of communication and responsibility for interaction were observed as the descriptive traits of communication, regardless of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the communication. Developmental challenges involved opportunities to exert influence in the organization as well as giving and receiving feedback in leadership relations. It was found that a good sense of one's position in the organization was positively associated with several essential experiences (e.g. confidence, openness and equality), regarding organizational factors.
It appears in this paper likely that, by adopting the perspective of organizational coherence, it will be possible to approach the reality of an oral health care organization. As such a new and informative perspective is added.
PubMed ID
17168105 View in PubMed
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[Current problems in reforming of dental care services].

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Source
Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. 2000 Jan-Feb;(1):35-9
Publication Type
Article
Author
V K Leont'ev
Iu V Shilenko
A A Popov
Source
Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. 2000 Jan-Feb;(1):35-9
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Dental Care - standards
Dental Health Services - economics - legislation & jurisprudence
Health Care Reform - legislation & jurisprudence
Humans
Quality of Health Care
Russia
State Dentistry - legislation & jurisprudence
Abstract
Orientation to priority utilization of economic and medical legal approaches to reformation of dental service is an obligatory condition for effective solution of the problems of Russian dentistry. The priority tasks are: creation of economic and legal models of a dental profession and improvement of its normative and legal basis; development and realization of general Russian and regional programs of transformation of state dental centers into other than state ones and privatization of dental institutions; practical reformation of economic mechanisms of dental service; development of methods for state regulation of dental activities during the transition period; determination of directions and choice of social measures to modify dentistry service; creation of a system of guarantee of high quality of dental care; improvement of legally-based professional protection of dentists.
PubMed ID
10761423 View in PubMed
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Deep carious lesions and other consequences of caries among 18-year-olds at Public Dental Health Service in Northern Norway: A cross-sectional age cohort study.

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Source
Acta Odontol Scand. 2015 Aug;73(6):401-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-2015
Author
Lina Stangvaltaite
Rita Kundzina
Napat Limchaichana Bolstad
Harald M Eriksen
Eero Kerosuo
Source
Acta Odontol Scand. 2015 Aug;73(6):401-7
Date
Aug-2015
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Cohort Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
DMF Index
Dental Caries - epidemiology
Dental Restoration, Permanent - statistics & numerical data
Female
Humans
Male
Molar - pathology
Norway - epidemiology
Public Health Dentistry
Radiography, Bitewing - statistics & numerical data
Root Canal Obturation - statistics & numerical data
Rural Health - statistics & numerical data
Social Class
State Dentistry
Tooth Extraction - statistics & numerical data
Urban Health - statistics & numerical data
Abstract
To document deep carious lesions and other consequences of caries (DCL-CC) in molars of 18-year olds leaving the free-of-charge Public Dental Health Service (PDHS). To explore the association between background factors and DCL-CC.
The final study sample (n=1876) comprised 95% of individuals born in 1993 and registered in the PDHS in Troms County, Northern Norway. The most recent digital bitewing radiographs of each subject were examined for DCL-CC (deep untreated carious lesions, deep restorations, root canal obturations or extractions due to caries). Inter- and intra-observer kappa scores were 0.62 and 0.87, respectively. Information on background factors (gender, clinic location, history of medical problems, bitewing examination interval, DMFT score and planned recalls) were retrieved from dental records.
About one-quarter of subjects (488) had at least one molar with DCL-CC. There were 848 molars in total with DCL-CC; the majority were deep restorations (70%), but 4% were deep untreated carious lesions. More than a quarter of DCL-CC were either root canal obturations (14%) or extractions (12%). Multivariable logistic regression analyses showed that a 1-unit increase in DMFT score was associated with deep untreated carious lesions and extractions due to caries. There was no association between urban/rural clinic location, which indicated socio-economic status, and either DMFT score or DCL-CC.
Despite the existence of a free-of-charge dental service, more than one-quarter of the subjects in the present study had at least one molar with DCL-CC.
PubMed ID
25529852 View in PubMed
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[Dental care crisis and confidence gap].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature253858
Source
Apollonia (Malmo). 1974;22(3):38-40
Publication Type
Article
Date
1974
Author
B I Ekermann
Source
Apollonia (Malmo). 1974;22(3):38-40
Date
1974
Language
Swedish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Dental Care
Health Services Accessibility
Humans
Quality of Health Care
State Dentistry
Sweden
PubMed ID
4536291 View in PubMed
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[Dental care for our young children today, a neglected field? Can we do something about it?]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature44446
Source
Nor Tannlaegeforen Tid. 1968 Dec;78(10):750-3
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-1968

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