Thursday, October 28
7:15 – 7:45 p.m. CT
How to Assess the Outcomes of Prosthodontic Treatment
Mike T. John, DDS, PhD
University of Minnesota
The four dimensions of oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) Oral Function, Orofacial Pain, Orofacial Pain, and Psychosocial Impact are the cornerstones for outcome assessment. They capture what matters most to dental patients, aligning outcome assessment of prosthodontic treatments with outcome assessment of dental interventions in general. A four-dimensional outcome assessment is not only psychometrically sound but also feasible with the 5-item Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-5.) Using this instrument, dental practitioners and researchers alike are able to capture pragmatically the patient’s oral health perspective across oral diseases in all settings.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Describe the principles of outcome assessment.
- Name the dimensions of oral health-related quality of life.
- Perform a basic outcome assessment for dental patients.
Biography: Dr. Mike T. John is an Associate Professor at the School of Dentistry and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota.