Title

Quality Assessment of Dental Restorations: A Comparison by Dentists and Patients

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

3 p.

Publication Date

12-1986

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology

Source ISSN

0301-5661

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the patient's and dentist's perception of quality. A group of 117 patients completed a questionnaire which rated their perceptions of the quality of their prior dental treatment. Each patient was given a thorough denial examination, and all restorations were evaluated for 14 criteria of quality. A dental quality index was calculated for each patient, and this was correlated with the patient's overall satisfaction and also with the patient's perception of quality of treatment. Both correlations indicated that no relationship existed between these two perceptions of quality. It was concluded that patients and dentists were looking at different criteria when judging quality of dental care.

Comments

Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, Vol. 14, No. 6 (December 1986): 317-319. DOI.