What kind of information and instructions with the consideration to diagnosis do patients, treated by the dental hygienist students at the University Kristianstad, get regarding oral hygiene, diet, flour and tobacco.
The aim of this study was to examine what kind of information and instructions regarding oral hygiene, diet, flour and tobacco have patients treated by the dental hygienist students at the University Kristianstad, if they had the diagnosis caries or periodontitis. The study is based on a review of dental records of adult patients from twenty years on a supportive treatment program. In all 640 patients were enrolled at the clinic, 20050309. A selection of 100 patients treated at the clinic from 2000 was made. Fifty off the dental records should have the diagnosis caries and fifty the diagnosis periodontitis.
Between 70-90 percent of the records had no data regarding information about caries, gingivitis or periodontitis. Furthermore, there between 8-68 percent of the records hade no data regarding information and instruction in oral hygiene, flour products or approximal dental aids. Nineteen patients used tobacco according to available data. In the records of 7 patients with the diagnosis caries and 3 patients with the diagnosis periodontitis, no data was available on tobacco use and its consequences. The conclusion for this study is that the records obtained by dental hygienist students are inadequate.
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