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Factors that Influence Dental Anxiety among the Elders in Communities of Hangzhou City, China

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.013
Synopsis: 
The elderly population in Hangzhou communities has a relatively high level of dental anxiety associated with age, monthly income, pain intolerance, dental experience and physical condition.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The third nationwide survey of oral health in China revealed a poor oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) in elderly Chinese population. Dental anxiety (DA) has been associated with poor oral health. The aim of this study was to analyze the influencing factors of dental anxiety among community elders in Hangzhou city, China.

Accepted: 
05 Feb, 2015
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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2015

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