Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/582800
Title:
Understanding the IOTN
Authors:
Scott, Ciara
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Journal:
Journal of the Irish Dental Association
Issue Date:
Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/582800
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
A summary of the HSE guidelines for eligibility for orthodontic treatment so that dentists have a visual guide to which cases should be referred to a specialist. Throughout our professional lives, we will be asked the question: “will I need braces?” A self-conscious teenager might ask, but what a worried parent may really be wondering is: “will my child be eligible for treatment within the HSE?” The modified Index of Treatment Need (IOTN) guidelines for eligibility were introduced in the HSE in 2007 as a way to assess orthodontic need objectively rather than subjectively. This article aims to offer a visual guide to simplify the IOTN guidelines on eligibility for referral to the HSE and aid general practitioners to offer advice to their patients and refer appropriately. A healthy smile starts at home with good habits regarding diet, snacks, drinks and brushing, which are key to a healthy dental future. Only patients with good oral hygiene and dental health are eligible for orthodontic treatment.
Keywords:
CHILD; CHILD HEALTH; DENTAL CARE; ORTHODONTIC CARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorScott, Ciaraen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-27T12:26:29Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-27T12:26:29Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/582800en
dc.descriptionA summary of the HSE guidelines for eligibility for orthodontic treatment so that dentists have a visual guide to which cases should be referred to a specialist. Throughout our professional lives, we will be asked the question: “will I need braces?” A self-conscious teenager might ask, but what a worried parent may really be wondering is: “will my child be eligible for treatment within the HSE?” The modified Index of Treatment Need (IOTN) guidelines for eligibility were introduced in the HSE in 2007 as a way to assess orthodontic need objectively rather than subjectively. This article aims to offer a visual guide to simplify the IOTN guidelines on eligibility for referral to the HSE and aid general practitioners to offer advice to their patients and refer appropriately. A healthy smile starts at home with good habits regarding diet, snacks, drinks and brushing, which are key to a healthy dental future. Only patients with good oral hygiene and dental health are eligible for orthodontic treatment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.subjectCHILDen
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen
dc.subjectDENTAL CAREen
dc.subjectORTHODONTIC CAREen
dc.titleUnderstanding the IOTNen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Irish Dental Associationen
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