MIH SYNDROME: PERCEPTIONS AND KNOWLEDGE OF A SAMPLE OF DENTISTS FROM IASI COUNTY

Carmen Savin, Adriana Bălan, Laura Vasîlca-Gavrilă, Ema Istrati, Alice Murariu

ABSTRACT

Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) syndrome is considered nowadays to be a clinical problem in many countries. Aim. To determine the level of knowledge and the therapeutic attitudes of a group of dental practitioners concerning MIH syndrome. Material and Methods. The study was carried on a number of 75 questionnaires. To evaluate the statistical association between the results was applied the Pearson correlation test. Results. Around 70% of dental practitioners have dealt with MIH syndrome in their practice, even 64% of the respondents did not know which was the real prevalence of MIH syndrome. 83% of dental practitioners would choose direct reconstructions of the affected teeth with combinations of composite resins, glassionomer cements and modified glassionomer cements. Conclusions. The implementation of continuing medical education programs in the field of reference could contribute to the dissemination of the knowledge and to the correct therapeutic and clinical management of MIH syndrome.

Key words: MIH syndrome, child, dentists, questionnaire.

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