Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published

ISSN : 2454-2288

Infobase Index Factor : 2.8

ABSTRACT

Cost effectiveness of routine dental checkup and treatment

Fahad Mohammad Z Alotibi, Khalaf Saad Alkhalaf, Ibrahim Ahmed Talea, Abdulaziz Mohammed Salem Bawazeer, Mohammed Saeed Almotowwa

ABSTRACT

Aim To assess the cost effectiveness of routine dental checkup with treatment in Riyadh city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Material and Methods Retrospective data including age, gender, DMFT, PSR, and treatment cost was obtained from the dental records of the 86 randomly selected patient records from private clinics in Riyadh city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Data were analyzed using Mann-Whitney U test and Spearman’s rho correlation. Results The mean (±SD) cost of the treatment was SR 14091.52±9629.73, ranging from SR 2390-40290. The mean (±SD) treatment cost was found to be higher with female (SR 18008.18±10479.62). Statistically significant positive correlation was found between cost and DMFT. Conclusion The practice of encouraging six-monthly or any other specific frequency of dental check in adults and children is cost-effective.

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