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dc.contributor.authorHanna, K.-
dc.contributor.authorSambrook, P.-
dc.contributor.authorArmfield, J.-
dc.contributor.authorJamieson, L.-
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, D.-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Dental Journal, 2017; 68(2):77-83-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To identify, over the past 12 months, whether: (1) dental insurance is associated with a higher number of third molar extractions (TME); (2) single versus multiple TME is associated with self-rated oral health; and (3) TME when aged 18-25 years is associated with fewer days absent from work due to dental problems. Methodology: Australia’s 2013 National Dental Telephone Interview Survey which included: socio-demographics, in the past 12 months: number of extractions, extractions reasons, self-rated oral health and days absent from work due to dental problems. Results: Most TME recipients were female (56.6%, SE=6.0%), aged 18-25 years (63.0%, SE=5.4%), hold a tertiary qualification (73.9%, SE=5.4%), with a total annual household income of ≥$60,000 (58.3%, SE=6.4%), dentally insured (52.6%, SE=6.2%) and received multiple TME (60.9%, SE=8.5%). Number of TME was associated with dental insurance (B=0.97: 95% CI: 0.5 to 1.5) and days of work absence due to dental problems (B=1.10: 95% CI: 0.26 to 1.94). Receiving single versus multiple TME was not associated with self-rated oral health (B=-0.25: 95% CI: -.76 to 0.25). Receiving TME when aged 18-25 years versus older age groups was not associated with days absent from work due to dental problems (B=0.48:95% CI: -0.37 to 2.33). Conclusion: Dental insurance was associated with a higher TME count without improving self-reported oral health in the short-term. Using age as a justification for prophylactic TME might be questionable since, receiving TME when aged 18-25 years versus older age group did not reduce days absent from work due to dental problems.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityKamal Hanna, Paul Sambrook, Jason M. Armfield, Lisa Jamieson and David S. Brennan-
dc.publisherFDI World Dental Press Ltd.-
dc.rights© 2017 FDI World Dental Federation-
dc.subjectThird molar; wisdom teeth; National Dental Telephone Interview Survey; dental insurance; Australia; self-rated oral health; extraction and over-management-
dc.titleThird molar extractions among Australian adults: findings from the 2013 National Dental Telephone Interview Survey-
dc.typeJournal article-
dc.identifier.orcidHanna, K. [0000-0002-2747-5220]-
dc.identifier.orcidSambrook, P. [0000-0001-8090-1543]-
dc.identifier.orcidArmfield, J. [0000-0001-7962-7559] [0000-0002-3223-8860]-
dc.identifier.orcidJamieson, L. [0000-0001-9839-9280]-
dc.identifier.orcidBrennan, D. [0000-0002-7888-0920]-
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