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Volume 18 , Issue 6
November/December 2005

Pages 516–519

Dental Attrition and Associated Factors in Adolescents 14 to 19 Years of Age: A Pilot Study

Juan F. Casanova-Rosado, DDS, MSc/Carlo E. Medina-Solís, DDS, MSc/Ana A. Vallejos-Sánchez, DDS, MSc/Alejandro J. Casanova-Rosado, DDS, MSc/Gerardo Maupomé, BDS, MSc, DDPH RCS(E), PhD/Leticia Ávila-Burgos, MD, MSc, DSc

PMID: 16335172

Purpose: This cross-sectional study evaluated the relationship between attrition and diverse variables in 390 Mexican adolescents aged 14 to 19 years. Materials and Methods: An ordinal scoring system was used to describe the severity of attrition. Results: Attrition prevalence was 33.3% and was associated with older age, presence of defective restorations, Class II malocclusion, and perception of stress level. Conclusion: Our results suggest that attrition is present in 1 of every 3 adolescents.
Int J Prosthodont 2005;18:516–519.

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