What influences the implementation of interceptive orthodontics in primary care?

F. Borrie (Lead / Corresponding author), D. Bonetti, D. Bearn

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    Abstract

    Objective
    To understand what influences the implementation of mixed dentition interceptive orthodontic treatment in primary care.
    Methods
    Postal survey of a random sample of 400 general dental practitioners in Scotland. The questionnaire assessed knowledge, beliefs and attitudes towards providing interceptive treatment in seven different clinical scenarios in order to identify variables that may explain the decision to undertake this treatment.
    Results
    One hundred and one (25%) completed questionnaires were received. Confidence to carry out the treatment plan (16%), knowledge (11%), and age (7%) all significantly predicted intention to provide interceptive treatment.
    Conclusions
    The greatest barrier to providing interceptive orthodontic care in general dental practice is practitioners' lack of self-confidence relating to the effectiveness of their chosen treatment plan.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)687-691
    Number of pages5
    JournalBritish Dental Journal
    Volume216
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

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