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IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 6-11

Socioeconomic status and its effect on the dental esthetics: a survey-based study in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Reem Abdulrahman Alhokair, Abdulaziz Saad Alanzan, Ghaliah Hadi Alamery.

ABSTRACT

Background: Studies in a few communities show that people with low socioeconomic conditions fail to meet oral health necessities and cannot obtain oral health services. The present study was aimed to assess the socioeconomic status and its effect on the dental esthetics among Saudi Arabian population. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Saudi Arabia using a closed-ended questionnaire. The survey was designed online using Google Forms. A total of 250 Saudis were contacted using social media pages and other links. The survey included questions related to dental esthetics and its connection with socioeconomic status. Data were collected and transferred from Excel to the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 19, and descriptive statistics were done. Results: The present study reported the response of the participants when asked about how concerned the individuals about their dental appearance: 42% responded that they were very concerned, 54% responded they were moderately concerned, and 4% responded that they were not concerned. Conclusion: The present study found that socioeconomic status had a substantial impact on the decision related to opting for esthetic treatment, which is expensive.

Keywords:
Socioeconomic status, dental esthetics


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Socioeconomic status and its effect on the dental esthetics: a survey-based study in Saudi Arabia


Authors
Reem Abdulrahman Alhokair
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Alnakhil, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Saad Alanzan
Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital, Ministry of Health, Dental Department, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ghaliah Hadi Alamery
General Practitioner, Alqairwan, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Reem Abdulrahman Alhokair, Dentist, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Alnakhil, Riyadh.; reem.hokairr@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 20 Sep 2020
Accepted 03 Oct 2020
Published online 23 Dec 2020
Published in print 11 Jan 2021

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Alhokair RA, Alanzan AS, Alamery GH. Socioeconomic status and its effect on the dental esthetics: a survey-based study in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 6-11. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600602889


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Alhokair RA, Alanzan AS, Alamery GH. Socioeconomic status and its effect on the dental esthetics: a survey-based study in Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=136548 [Access: March 07, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600602889


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Alhokair RA, Alanzan AS, Alamery GH. Socioeconomic status and its effect on the dental esthetics: a survey-based study in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 6-11. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600602889


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Alhokair RA, Alanzan AS, Alamery GH. Socioeconomic status and its effect on the dental esthetics: a survey-based study in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited March 07, 2021]; 5(1): 6-11. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600602889


Harvard Style

Alhokair, R. A., Alanzan, . A. S. & Alamery, . G. H. (2021) Socioeconomic status and its effect on the dental esthetics: a survey-based study in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (1), 6-11. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600602889


Turabian Style

Alhokair, Reem Abdulrahman, Abdulaziz Saad Alanzan, and Ghaliah Hadi Alamery. 2021. Socioeconomic status and its effect on the dental esthetics: a survey-based study in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 6-11. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600602889


Chicago Style

Alhokair, Reem Abdulrahman, Abdulaziz Saad Alanzan, and Ghaliah Hadi Alamery. "Socioeconomic status and its effect on the dental esthetics: a survey-based study in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 6-11. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600602889


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alhokair, Reem Abdulrahman, Abdulaziz Saad Alanzan, and Ghaliah Hadi Alamery. "Socioeconomic status and its effect on the dental esthetics: a survey-based study in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.1 (2021), 6-11. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600602889


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alhokair, R. A., Alanzan, . A. S. & Alamery, . G. H. (2021) Socioeconomic status and its effect on the dental esthetics: a survey-based study in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 6-11. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600602889


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