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Effect of selected literature on dentists' decisions to remove asymptomatic, impacted lower third molars

van der Sanden, WJM; Mettes, DG; Plasschaert, AJM; Grol, RPGM; van't Hof, MA; Knutsson, Kerstin LU and Verdonschot, EH (2002) In European Journal of Oral Sciences1995-01-01+01:00 110(1). p.2-7
Abstract
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of studying selected literature on dentists' decisions to remove asymptomatic, impacted lower third molars. A pre-test-post-test control group design was used. Given 36 patient cases, two groups of 16 general dental practitioners each were asked to assess the need for removal of asymptomatic impacted lower third molars. The cases were classified by three parameters: 'position of the third molar', 'impaction type', and 'patient age'. After studying selected literature on this subject by the intervention group, both groups were asked to assess the same cases again. Frequencies of decisions to remove the third molars were calculated. For each participant, tables were composed by crosstabulating... (More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of studying selected literature on dentists' decisions to remove asymptomatic, impacted lower third molars. A pre-test-post-test control group design was used. Given 36 patient cases, two groups of 16 general dental practitioners each were asked to assess the need for removal of asymptomatic impacted lower third molars. The cases were classified by three parameters: 'position of the third molar', 'impaction type', and 'patient age'. After studying selected literature on this subject by the intervention group, both groups were asked to assess the same cases again. Frequencies of decisions to remove the third molars were calculated. For each participant, tables were composed by crosstabulating the indication to remove a third molar with each of the three parameters. T-tests were used to test the significance of the difference between pre-test and post-test decisions. The overall number of indications to remove asymptomatic, impacted lower third molars decreased by 37,V,, in the intervention group. In the control group, the difference between pre- and post-test was not statistically significant. It was concluded that the provision of selected literature significantly influences treatment decision making by dentists in a third molar decision task. (Less)
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  author       = {van der Sanden, WJM and Mettes, DG and Plasschaert, AJM and Grol, RPGM and van't Hof, MA and Knutsson, Kerstin and Verdonschot, EH},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
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  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {European Journal of Oral Sciences1995-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {Effect of selected literature on dentists' decisions to remove asymptomatic, impacted lower third molars},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.0909-8836.2001.00001.x},
  volume       = {110},
  year         = {2002},
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