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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 1234-1239

Evaluation of Multidisciplinary Treatment Relationship between Orthodontics and Periodontology Departments by Examining Inter-Departmental Consultation Notes

1 Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Erciyes University, Turkey
2 Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Erciyes University, Turkey

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Dr. T Ozturk
Erciyes Universitesi, Dis Hekimligi Fakultesi B Blok Kat: 3 Ortodonti ABD 38039 Kayseri
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_553_20

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Aims: The aim of this study is to evaluate the multidisciplinary treatment relationship between the two specialties of Dentistry, Departments of Periodontology and Orthodontics, by examining consultation request notes between the two departments. Materials and Methods: The consultation request notes of 1685 patients who were treated at Erciyes University Faculty of Dentistry were included in the study. All notes were analyzed retrospectively and divided into categories. While the consultation request notes of 446 patients from the Department of Periodontology (DP) to the Department of Orthodontics (DO) were evaluated, the consultation request notes of 1239 patients from DO to DP were evaluated. Pearson's Chi-Squared test was used in the cloud-based TURCOSA statistical software for the statistical analysis of the obtained data. Results: The highest number of requests for consultation from DP to DO was due to “Evaluation of the patient for orthodontic treatment (n = 203; 45.5%),” and the highest number of requests from DO to DP was “Gingival/Periodontal Treatment and Providing Motivation of Oral Hygiene (n = 558; 45.0%)“. It was observed that most patients for whom consultation was requested were women (P < 0.05). Conclusions: This study determined the most common reasons for consultation requests between DP and DO and the sex which was the most prevalent. It was concluded that requests were made for the expertise of the other department for problems that could not be solved by the first department.

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