Attitudes to fluorosis and dental caries by a response latency method.

  title={Attitudes to fluorosis and dental caries by a response latency method.},
  author={David M. L. Williams and Ivor Gordon Chestnutt and Paul David Bennett and Kerenza Hood and Rob Lowe and Priscilla Heard},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  volume={34 2},
BACKGROUND Understanding socially relevant attitudes to fluorosis and dental caries is important. Previous studies have concentrated mainly on aesthetic implications. AIMS To investigate social judgements beyond the aesthetic, made when viewing digitally manipulated extraoral images of dental fluorosis of varying degrees of severity and images of dental caries. METHODOLOGY Using a response latency technique, which allowed both the direction and strength of attitudes to be measured, 40… CONTINUE READING


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