Alice Murariu, Andrei Corneaga, Livia Bobu, Anca Vițalariu, Gabriela Gelețu, Raluca Elena Baciu
Oral health, as an important part of general health, may negatively influence individuals’ quality of life. In recent decades, many instruments for oral health-related quality of life assessment have been developed. These are usually represented by questionnaires evaluating psychological, physical, material or social aspects and the results allow an analysis of the factors involved or how the individual perceives his own oral health status. A socio-dental evaluation system is also useful in the process of treatment needs assessment and may increase its usefulness in oral healthcare planning.