Tooth loss--an assessment of dental health state utility values.

  title={Tooth loss--an assessment of dental health state utility values.},
  author={Mohammad Zakaria Nassani and Elizabeth Jane Kay},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  volume={39 1},
OBJECTIVE The study described aimed to measure the value placed on oral health, by measuring the utility of mouths in which teeth had been lost. METHODS A total of 102 subjects who had experienced tooth loss were interviewed and presented with 19 different scenarios of mouths with missing teeth. Each written description was accompanied by a verbal explanation and digital pictures of mouth models. Participants were asked to indicate on a standardized visual analogue scale how they would value… CONTINUE READING