Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 3

Oral Health Impact Profile Following Mandibular Reconstruction. Experience Among Egyptian Patients

Tamer Abd El-Bari Hamed*

Professor and Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Suez Canal University, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Tamer Abd El-Bari Hamed, Professor and Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Suez Canal University, Egypt.

Received: January 30, 2020; Published: February 26, 2020

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the quality of life of patients following mandibular reconstruction using the oral health impact profile (OHIP). 

Patients and Methods: The evaluation was performed using the Oral Health Impact Profile questionnaire (OHIP-14). The assessment was achieved for thirteen patients (study group) after delayed mandibular reconstruction compared to twenty normal volunteers (control group). The records were obtained six months after construction of a stable conventional prosthesis for dental rehabilitation. 

Results: The results of the present study showed a statistically non significant difference between the two groups regarding the overall score for OHIP-14. Meanwhile, the aspect of psychological discomfort is the only domain that revealed a significant difference among the two groups. 

Conclusion: The patients after reconstruction of the mandible may experience few limitations primarily in terms of psychological discomfort but these restrains did not have a significant impact on the overall quality of life of those patients.

Keywords: Oral Health; Mandibular Reconstruction; Egyptian Patients

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Citation

Citation: Tamer Abd El-Bari Hamed. “Oral Health Impact Profile Following Mandibular Reconstruction. Experience Among Egyptian Patients”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.3 (2020): 88-92.



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