European journal of orthodontics | 2019

Impacts of oligodontia on oral health-related quality of life reported by affected children and their parents.



BACKGROUND\nOligodontia (agenesis of six or more permanent teeth) affects functional, emotional, and social aspects of an individual s life. Few published studies have evaluated oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in children with oligodontia and very limited have compared the child and parental perceptions.\n\n\nMETHODS\nThirty-five 8- to 18-year-old patients with oligodontia (10 M, 25 F; mean age: 12.4 ± 2.9 years; mean number of permanent teeth missing due to agenesis: 8.9 ± 3.2) recruited from The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, and their parents completed the short format of Child Perception Questionnaire (CPQ11-14) and the Parent Child Perception Questionnaire, respectively.\n\n\nRESULTS\nChildren reported significantly worse overall CPQ score than their parents. Correlations between children s and parents overall CPQ score, oral symptoms and functional limitations, and social well-being were not statistically significant. However, as children s emotional well-being score increased, parents score also increased. There was no association between child CPQ score and age, gender, number, and location of permanent tooth agenesis in this sample. There was a significant correlation between overall CPQ score and Site-Specific Tooth Absences.\n\n\nCONCLUSION\nChildren s overall CPQ score and domain scores were significantly worse than their parents indicating that children with oligodontia had poorer OHRQoL compared to what was perceived by their parents.

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DOI 10.1093/ejo/cjz047
Language English
Journal European journal of orthodontics

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