Reasons underlying failure to seek dental treatment among Nairobi University students

Citation:
Wakiaga JM, Kaimenyi JT, Kisumbi BK. "Reasons underlying failure to seek dental treatment among Nairobi University students.". 1996.

Abstract:

A survey of 272 University of Nairobi undergraduate students was undertaken to assess their dental chairside experience and what reasons they gave for failing to seek dental treatment. Most respondents considered dental treatment uncomfortable and painful. The cost of treatment and fear arising from information given by other dental patients were important reasons that kept the respondents from visiting a dental clinic. This paper reveals the need for the dental profession to playa greater role in red ucing costs of treatment and odontophobia.

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