The tooth wear index: a flawed epidemiological tool in an ageing population group.

@article{Donachie1996TheTW,
  title={The tooth wear index: a flawed epidemiological tool in an ageing population group.},
  author={Martin A Donachie and Angus Willian Gilmour Walls},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={152-8}
}
With a greater number of people living longer and tending to retain many natural teeth, the problems associated with tooth wear are likely to place greater demands upon dental professionals in the future. Several attempts have been made to develop an index to measure tooth wear, for use at both the individual and population level. A review of these indices is undertaken, and difficulties experienced with the tooth wear index (TWI) of Smith & Knight (1984) in a large adult dental health survey… CONTINUE READING

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