Molar incisor hypomineralization: a questionnaire inventory of its occurrence in member countries of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD)

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Molar incisor hypomineralization: a questionnaire inventory of its occurrence in member countries of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD)
Author(s) Weerheijm, Karin L ; Mejàre, Ingegerd
Date 2003
English abstract
OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to find out whether hypomineral-ized permanent first molars and incisors, known as Molar Incisor Hy-pomineralization (MIH), occurs all over Europe, whether its preva-lence in each country is known and whether or not it is considered to be a clinical problem. SAMPLE AND METHODS: Clinical photos of MIH and a five-item questionnaire were sent to members of the Euro-pean Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD). A total of 59 question-naires were sent to members in 31 countries. After one month a re-minder was sent to non-responders. RESULTS: Fifty-four dentists (92%) in 30 countries (97%) returned the questionnaire. MIH was stated to occur in all but one country (the Czech Republic). Nearly all the responders (97%) stated that they were familiar with the clinical appearance of MIH and a majority saw it as a clinical problem. Fur-thermore, a large majority of the responders (90%) considered it im-portant to map the prevalence of MIH in European countries as such data are available to only a limited extent. CONCLUSION: Paediatric dentists in Europe are aware of MIH and the majority consider it to be a clinical problem. Only limited data are available on the prevalence of MIH. Comparable and representative prevalence studies are there-fore urgently needed to gain more knowledge about the magnitude of MIH and related clinical problems.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-263X.2003.00498.x (link to publisher's fulltext)
Host/Issue International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry;6
Volume 13
ISSN 0960-7439
Pages 411-416
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/7866 (link to this page)

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