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Minerva Stomatologica 2020 Apr 10

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4970.20.04352-6

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Socio-economic behaviours on dental profession: an in Italy google trends investigation

Luca FIORILLO 1 , Gabriele CERVINO 1, Rosa DE STEFANO 2, Gaetano IANNELLO 1, Marco CICCIÙ 1

1 Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences, Morphological and Functional Images, School of Dentistry, Policlinico G. Martino, University of Messina, Messina, Italy; 2 Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences, Morphological and Functional Images, Policlinico G. Martino, University of Messina, Messina, Italy


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INTRODUCTION: Dental profession has expanded, and the knowledge that oral health affects systemic health is of greater concern to patients. The purpose of this study is to understand the demand for dental treatments in Italy, knowing if there is any correlation between socioeconomic condition and oral rehabilitation typology. Moreover, focusing on the requested rehabilitations type and on finding alternatives, unconventional solutions. Materials and METHODS: The research was conducted using an important research database defined Google Trends, with search parameters such as "tooth pain". A statistical analysis has been conducted in this study evaluation Pearson Correlation Coefficient.
RESULTS: The results divided region by region provide data that reflect the socio-economic conditions of the population concerned. Other results have been obtained from government source, to learn about the economic situations of the individual regions, for this reason the GDP was examined. Furthermore, there are important results regarding the parasanitary professions to which patients, for economic reasons, tend to refer.
CONCLUSIONS: This study will surely be an excellent starting point to investigate professional abuse and above all to assess the needs of the different regions.


KEY WORDS: Dentistry; Oral Health; Socio-economic Behaviors; Dental Pain; Dental Implant; Removable Prosthesis; Dental Technician; Dentist

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