Journal article

Body dysmorphia in dentistry and prosthodontics: A practice based study

Carolina Perez Rodriguez, Roy B Judge, David Castle, Andrea Phillipou

JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

The prevalence of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and dysmorphic concern in dentistry and prosthodontics have not been properly assessed, yet the mouth and the teeth are amongst the top preoccupation for these individuals. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of dysmorphic symptoms and BDD using validated tools in patients presenting to general and specialist prosthodontic practice. METHODS: Patients were recruited by two prosthodontics practices and three general dentist practices. Patients were given a Dysmorphic Concern Questionnaire (DCQ) integrated into a medical history form. Treating clinicians also completed a Baseline Rating Form assessing the patients´ reason for presentation. Two..

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