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Table 3 Management considerations and continuing education aspects

From: Knowledge, perceptions, and clinical experience regarding Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization among a group of general dental practitioners, pediatric dentists, and other dental specialists in Egypt: a cross-sectional study

Questions   GDPs
N (%)
PDs
N (%)
DSs
N (%)
P value
Do you believe that early examinations are important to treat MIH? Yes
No
Not sure
239 (93.0%)
5 (1.9%)
13 (5.1%)
107 (97.3%)
0 (0)
3 (2.7%)
129 (97.0%)
0 (0)
4 (3%)
0.168
Are you comfortable providing management care for children with MIH? (yes)   96 (37.4%) 89 (80.9%) 28 (21.1%) < 0.001*
Would you refer a child who has signs of MIH to a pediatric dentist for treatment? Yes
No
Sometime
190 (73.9%)
13 (5.1%)
54 (21.0%)
55 (50.0%)
22 (20.0%)
33 (30.0%)
94 (70.7%)
5 (3.8%)
34 (25.6%)
< 0.001*
What type of material do you frequently use in treating these teeth? Amalgam
Composite Resin
GIC
Resin modified GIC
Compomer
Preformed crowns
Cast restorations
Others (never treated a case)
9 (1.8%)
173 (34.1%)
70 (13.8%)
126 (24.8%)
16 (3.1%)
90 (17.7%)
20 (3.9%)
4 (0.8%)
3 (1%)
82 (27.2%)
38 (12.6%)
61 (20.2%)
16 (5.3%)
87 (28.8%)
15 (5.0%)
0 (0)
5 (1.8%)
115 (42.0%)
34 (12.4%)
54 (19.7%)
17 (6.2%)
31 (11.3%)
17 (6.2%)
1 (0.4%)
< 0.001*
Would any of the following be a barrier to you for managing MIH teeth? Dental treatment that need long time to be accomplished
Child's behavior
Difficulty in achieving local anesthesia
Insufficient training to treat children with MIH
Others: Lack of bonding
Non restorable
Financial constraints
66 (12.6%)
211 (40.3%)
77 (14.7%)
168 (32.1%)
2 (0.4%)
0 (0)
0 (0)
39 (19.9%)
74 (37.8%)
43 (21.9%)
9 (19.9%)
(0)
0 (0)
1 (0.5%)
19 (7.5%)
105 (41.3%)
38 (15.0%)
91 (35.8%)
0 (0)
1 (0.4%)
0 (0)
 < 0.001*
Are you receiving any information on MIH? (yes)   135 (52.5%) 95 (86.4%) 87 (65.4%)  < 0.001*
If yes, what is/are your source/s? Dental Journals
Continuing education
Brochures or Pamphlets
Internet
Books
31 (12.1%)
66 (25.8%)
2 (0.8%
122 (47.7%)
35 (13.7%)
49 (32.0%)
41 (26.8%)
0 (0)
39 (25.5%)
24 (15.7%)
47 (35.1%)
24 (17.9%)
0 (0)
52 (38.8%)
11 (8.2%)
 < 0.001*
Would you like clinical training regarding tooth hypomineralization? (yes)   247 (96.1%) 94 (85.5%) 102 (76.7%)  < 0.001*
If yes, in which part/s do you think you need further training? Diagnosis
Etiology
Treatment
167 (32.9%)
107 (21.1%)
234 (46.1%)
50 (29.2%)
31 (18.1%)
90 (52.6%)
44 (25.7%)
26 (15.2%)
101 (59.1%)
0.053
  1. *p < 0.05 = significant difference