Dental attrition and associated factors in adolescents 14 to 19 years of age: A pilot study

Juan F. Casanova-Rosado, Carlo E. Medina-Solís, Ana A. Vallejos-Sánchez, Alejandro J. Casanova-Rosado, Gerardo Maupomé

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Abstract

Purpose: This cross-sectional study evaluated the relationship between attrition and diverse variables in 390 Mexican adolescents aged 14 to 19 years. Materials and Methods: An ordinal scoring system was used to describe the severity of attrition. Results: Attrition prevalence was 33.3% and was associated with older age, presence of defective restorations, Class II malocclusion, and perception of stress level. Conclusion: Our results suggest that attrition is present in 1 of every 3 adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)516-519
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Prosthodontics
Volume18
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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