U.S. pediatric dentists' perception of molar incisor hypomineralization

Azza Tagelsir, Jeffrey A. Dean, George J. Eckert, Esperanza Martinez Mier

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Purpose: The purpose of this survey-based study was to target U.S. pediatric dentists in the Midwest region to determine their knowledge, perceptions, and clinical management strategies of molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH). Methods: After obtaining appropriate authorizations, all pediatric dentists identified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's 2016 to 2017 membership directory in the 12 Midwest states were invited to take part in the study. The questionnaire, adopted from previous studies, incorporated information of the participants' demographics and educational/clinical backgrounds and MIH-focused questions. Descriptive statistics and chi-square tests were used for analysis. An alpha level less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: A total of 251 out of 975 surveys were completed (26 percent). Nearly all participants were familiar with MIH. The majority reported the MIH prevalence to be less than 10 percent in their clinical practice (62 percent). Most respondents were either very confident (65 percent) or confident (34 percent) when diagnosing teeth with MIH. The most cited clinical challenge in managing MIH teeth was "long-term success of restorations" (79 percent). When analyzed individually, responses differed significantly for different demographics and educational characteristics of the respondents (P<0.05). Conclusion: MIH is generally well acknowledged by U.S. Midwest pediatric dentists, with differences related to their perceptions of the condition's prevalence as well as clinical and restorative management challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-278
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric Dentistry
Volume40
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

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Dentists
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Demography
Pediatric Dentistry
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Chi-Square Distribution
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  • Dentists
  • Molar hypomineralization
  • United States

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U.S. pediatric dentists' perception of molar incisor hypomineralization. / Tagelsir, Azza; Dean, Jeffrey A.; Eckert, George J.; Martinez Mier, Esperanza.

In: Pediatric Dentistry, Vol. 40, No. 4, 01.07.2018, p. 272-278.

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Tagelsir, A, Dean, JA, Eckert, GJ & Martinez Mier, E 2018, 'U.S. pediatric dentists' perception of molar incisor hypomineralization', Pediatric Dentistry, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 272-278.
Tagelsir, Azza ; Dean, Jeffrey A. ; Eckert, George J. ; Martinez Mier, Esperanza. / U.S. pediatric dentists' perception of molar incisor hypomineralization. In: Pediatric Dentistry. 2018 ; Vol. 40, No. 4. pp. 272-278.
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