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dc.contributor.authorCrowley, Evelyn (Dr)
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Gerald (Dr)
dc.contributor.authorDuane, Brett (Prof)
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-20T11:12:19Z
dc.date.available2018-06-20T11:12:19Z
dc.date.issued2018-06
dc.identifier.citationCrowley, E, Byrne, G, Duane, B. (2018) The prevalence of neglected dentitions in children as perceived by HSE primary care dentists in Ireland. Irish Dental Journal Volume 64 No. 3; 139- 144en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/623078
dc.descriptionStatement of the problem: Children presenting with neglected dentitions still remains a common occurrence in paediatric dentistry. Dental neglect has comparatively recently been recognised as a child protection issue. Lack of access to services and oral health improvement programmes, along with cultural and educational barriers, contribute to the majority of neglected dentitions observed in children. Dentists need to be aware that a small proportion of children may suffer dental neglect because of parental neglect and will require appropriate follow-up. Awareness of dental neglect is important to help improve the oral health of the most vulnerable children in our society. Purpose of the study: To report the prevalence of neglected dentitions in children, as perceived by HSE primary care dentists in Ireland. Materials and methods: Two cross-sectional surveys using web-based anonymous questionnaires were sent to all HSE primary care dental managers (n=17) and all HSE senior and general dentists (n=239) in Ireland. Results: Some 64.7% (n=11) of managers and 28% (n=67) of HSE dentists returned questionnaires. A total of 61.5% (n=40) of the HSE dentists who responded (n=65) reported seeing neglected dentitions at least once a week in their clinics. In all, 38.7% (n=24) of dentists who responded (n=62) reported seeing children a great deal or a moderate amount of the time, with neglected dentitions, who presented late with a serious dental problem. HSE dentists and their managers requested more resources for oral health, a more targeted approach, greater guidance and more multidisciplinary involvement in order to assist in managing children with neglected dentitions. Conclusions: Neglected dentitions in children are observed often by HSE primary care dentists in Ireland.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Dental Journalen
dc.relation.ispartofseries64en
dc.relation.ispartofseries3en
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.dentist.ie/_fileupload/JIDA/Abstracts/2012%20Abstracts/2018%20Abstracts%20No_%203%20-%20June%20July%202018.pdfen
dc.subjectCHILDRENen
dc.subjectDENTAL CAREen
dc.subject.otheroral healthen
dc.subject.otherNEGLECTen
dc.titleThe prevalence of neglected dentitions in children as perceived by HSE primary care dentists in Irelanden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHSE South/ /PCRS/ Dublin Dental Hospitalen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Dental Associationen
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-10T00:00:00Z


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