Evaluation of the orthodontic treatment need in a paediatric sample from Southern Italy and its importance among paediatricians for improving oral health in pediatric dentistry
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Evaluation of the orthodontic treatment need in a paediatric sample from Southern Italy and its importance among paediatricians for improving oral health in pediatric dentistry

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Evaluation of the orthodontic treatment need in a paediatric sample from Southern Italy and its importance among paediatricians for improving oral health in pediatric dentistry

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dc.contributor.author Luzzi, Valeria es
dc.contributor.author Ierardo, Gaetano es
dc.contributor.author Corridore, Denise es
dc.contributor.author Di Carlo, Gabriele es
dc.contributor.author Di Giorgio, Gianni es
dc.contributor.author Leonardi, Emanuele es
dc.contributor.author Campus, Guglielmo es
dc.contributor.author Vozza, Iole es
dc.contributor.author Polimeni, Antonella es
dc.contributor.author Bossù, Maurizio es
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-15T09:24:28Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-15T09:24:28Z
dc.date.issued 2017 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/63054
dc.description.abstract Data from epidemiological studies investigating the prevalence and severity of malocclusions in children are of great relevance to public health programs aimed at orthodontic prevention. Previous epidemiological studies focused mainly on the adolescence age group and reported a prevalence of malocclusion with a high variability, going from 32% to 93%. Aim of our study was to assess the need for orthodontic treatment in a paediatric sample from Southern Italy in order to improve awareness among paediatricians about oral health preventive strategies in pediatric dentistry. The study used the IOTN-DHC index to evaluate the need for orthodontic treatment for several malocclusions (overjet, reverse overjet, overbite, openbite, crossbite) in a sample of 579 children in the 2-9 years age range. The most frequently altered occlusal parameter was the overbite (prevalence: 24.5%), while the occlusal anomaly that most frequently presented a need for orthodontic treatment was the crossbite (8.8%). The overall prevalence of need for orthodontic treatment was of 19.3%, while 49% of the sample showed one or more altered occlusal parameters. No statistically significant difference was found between males and females. Results from this study support the idea that the establishment of a malocclusion is a gradual process starting at an early age. Effective orthodontic prevention programs should therefore include preschool children being aware paediatricians of the importance of early first dental visit. es
dc.source Luzzi, Valeria ; Ierardo, Gaetano ; Corridore, Denise ; Di Carlo, Gabriele ; Di Giorgio, Gianni ; Leonardi, Emanuele ; Campus, Guglielmo ; Vozza, Iole ; Polimeni, Antonella ; Bossù, Maurizio. Evaluation of the orthodontic treatment need in a paediatric sample from Southern Italy and its importance among paediatricians for improving oral health in pediatric dentistry. En: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 9 8 2017: 995-1001 es
dc.title Evaluation of the orthodontic treatment need in a paediatric sample from Southern Italy and its importance among paediatricians for improving oral health in pediatric dentistry es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS es
dc.identifier.doi 10.4317/jced.54005 es

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