At the Preventive Dentistry department office
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Topic: Dental Anxiety And Periodontal Health
Description: To assess the prevalence and severity of dental anxiety and its effect on periodontal status; perception and response to periodontal therapy.
|1.||BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (BDS) ()||COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN||1983|
Self-Reported Periodontal Disease and its Association with Dental Anxiety
Introduction: Dentally anxious patients avoid periodontal preventive measures and exhibit poor compliance which culminate into deteriorating periodontal health.
Aim: To determine the relationship between dental anxiety and self-reported periodontal status.
A cross sectional study consisting of 263 participants drawn from patients attending the Family Medicine clinic of LASUTH.
All consented participants will complete a structured self-administered questionnaire to record bio-data, dental practice; and medical and drug history. Self assed periodontal condition was measured with validated CDC/AAP periodontal disease surveillance questionnaire. Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS) was used to evaluate level of dental anxiety.
Data will be recorded and analyzed with SPSS version 21. Significance was set at p-value< 0.05
Results: Prevalence of self-reported periodontal disease was significantly higher among respondents with very high dental anxiety (77.6%) than in those with high dental anxiety (70.1%) and those without dental anxiety. Female respondents had significantly higher prevalence of self-reported periodontitis (34.1%)There was significantly higher prevalence of very high dental anxiety among those who had never visited the dentist (23.2%).
SORUNKE MODUPEORE is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Preventive Dentistry
SORUNKE has a BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (BDS) in from COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN