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An assessment of dental treatment need: an overview of available methods and suggestions for a new, comparative summative index.

Authors
  • Aleksejuniene, Jolanta1
  • Brukiene, Vilma
  • 1 Department of Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of British Columbia. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of public health dentistry
Publication Date
2009
Volume
69
Issue
1
Pages
24–28
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2008.00101.x
PMID: 19054317
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The suggested alternate Quantitative Summative Dental Treatment Needs Index focuses on an ability to compare both the total burden of treatment need as well as to make a distinction among specific treatment needs across populations. This new approach is an attempt to develop a comprehensive index for use in oral epidemiology with further revisions anticipated.

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