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Parental Perception of Children Affected by Amelogenesis Imperfecta (AI) and Dentinogenesis Imperfecta (DI): A Qualitative Study

Division of Public and Child Dental Health, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
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Dent. J. 2018, 6(4), 65; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj6040065
Received: 8 October 2018 / Revised: 6 November 2018 / Accepted: 13 November 2018 / Published: 17 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Psychosocial Impacts of Dental Conditions in Childhood)
This qualitative study was conducted to explore parental attitudes and values regarding aesthetics and treatment needs of children in primary dentition affected by AI and DI. A purposive sample of parents of young children attended two focus groups: mothers (n = 7) and fathers (n = 6). A topic guide with open-ended questions was formulated and standardised photographs showing primary teeth affected by varying severity of AI/DI and photographs of different aesthetic treatments were utilised to stimulate discussion. Data was audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. A cross-sectional thematic analysis was performed which identified six main themes; the impact on affected children, the impact on parents, the life course of the disease, coping mechanisms, treatment need, and experience of treatment. Parents believed that young children were aware of their altered dental appearance. A feeling of guilt was evident among fathers affected by the same condition. Most parents sought dental treatment before starting school due to worries of bullying at school. Parents appeared to rely solely on the professional advice of the paediatric dentist in making all treatment related decisions. The personal experience of parents affected by AI/DI played a pivotal role in parent’s judgements of their children’s teeth and perceived need for treatment. View Full-Text
Keywords: dental anomalies; parents; children; dentist; aesthetics; primary dentition; amelogenesis Imperfecta; dentinogenesis imperfecta; enamel defects; psychosocial impacts dental anomalies; parents; children; dentist; aesthetics; primary dentition; amelogenesis Imperfecta; dentinogenesis imperfecta; enamel defects; psychosocial impacts
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Alqadi, A.; O’Connell, A.C. Parental Perception of Children Affected by Amelogenesis Imperfecta (AI) and Dentinogenesis Imperfecta (DI): A Qualitative Study. Dent. J. 2018, 6, 65. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj6040065

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Alqadi A, O’Connell AC. Parental Perception of Children Affected by Amelogenesis Imperfecta (AI) and Dentinogenesis Imperfecta (DI): A Qualitative Study. Dentistry Journal. 2018; 6(4):65. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj6040065

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Alqadi, Areej, and Anne C. O’Connell 2018. "Parental Perception of Children Affected by Amelogenesis Imperfecta (AI) and Dentinogenesis Imperfecta (DI): A Qualitative Study" Dentistry Journal 6, no. 4: 65. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj6040065

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