Accession Number : ADA262407
Title : Dental Fitness Class 3 Treatment Needs: A Report of Consultation
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTONTX
Personal Author(s) : Amstutz, Richard D ; Shulman, Jay D ; Williams, Timothy R
Report Date : 20 Oct 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 77
Abstract : The purpose of this consultation was to estimate the hours of treatment time necessary to bring a soldier from Dental Fitness Class 3 to Dental Fitness Class 2. A systematic sample of 660 dental records from the Fort Hood Dental Activity were reviewed by six general dentists. A sub-group of 30 records was used to evaluate inter-examiner and intra-examiner reliability among the six examiners. The amount of estimated dentist treatment time (including consultations) required to bring the sample from Class 3 to Class 2 was 2.75 hours per soldier. Of this, 2.2 hours (80%) was for non-periodontal treatment. Soldiers in combat units had the highest estimated treatment time (2.95 hours) and represented the highest proportion of Class 3 soldiers in the study population (58.3%). Substantial inter-examiner and intra-examiner variability in estimating total treatment time was observed, however, the majority of the variation in total treatment time estimates was due to differences between patient treatment needs. This study will enable Dental Activity commanders to estimate the amount of treatment time required to prepare a large military unit for mobilization.... Dental Fitness Class 3, Treatment needs, Treatment time, Interobserver reliability, Intraobserver reliability.
Descriptors : *ARMY PERSONNEL , *HEALTH , *PATIENTS , *DENTISTRY , WARFARE , MOBILIZATION , ESTIMATES , RELIABILITY , MILITARY MEDICINE , PHYSICAL FITNESS , RECORDS , MEDICAL RESEARCH , DENTISTS , DENTAL SURGERY , MAJORITIES
Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE