DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2017.01.007
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Maria Dubielecka, Ewa Rusyan, Aneta Zduniak, Agnieszka Mielczarek, Anna Ratajska, Magdalena Lewandowska

Abstract: Objectives: The aim of the present study was to assess patients' perceptions regarding dental caries prophylaxis.Methods: The study sample comprised 170 male and female subjects (F = 96, M = 74) aged between 18 and 65 years randomly selected from urban (the U group, n = 110) and rural (the R group, n = 60) areas. The study examined patients' beliefs regarding follow-up dental visits and professional dental prophylaxis (PDP). Results:The survey revealed that over 60% of the respondents from both rural and urba…

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