General dental practitioners' evaluation of the need for extraction of asymptomatic mandibular third molars.

@article{Knutsson1992GeneralDP,
  title={General dental practitioners' evaluation of the need for extraction of asymptomatic mandibular third molars.},
  author={Kerstin Knutsson and Berndt Brehmer and Leif Lysell and Madeleine Rohlin},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={347-50}
}
Thirty general dental practitioners were asked to evaluate the need for extraction of asymptomatic mandibular third molars. Thirty-six mandibular third molars with equal distribution of angular positions, impaction status, males and females and age groups were selected. To estimate the consistency of the evaluation, the 36 cases were duplicated so that, in all, 72 teeth were evaluated. The number of molars proposed to be extracted by the observers varied from 0 to 26. There was no third molar… CONTINUE READING

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