Analysis of medical consultation forms requested from the periodontology clinic
Sukran Yildirim,Begum Alkan
Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey
: Dent Health Curr Res
The aim of this study was to determine the medical consultation forms requested from the Periodontology Department for patients who had serious health problems. The adequacy of medical consultation forms for the patients who applied to the Periodontology Department of Esenler Hospital, Istanbul Medipol University Faculty of Dentistry between 2010 and 2019 was evaluated. Sociodemographic determinants like sex and age, medical status of patients and information contents of the forms from consultant physicians were assessed. Cardiology and Internal Medicine were found as the most consulted medical service when the forms were determined. The results showed that prophylactic antibiotic intake was detected as main dental issue and about close to half of the consultations resulted in an alteration in dental treatment plans. This study showed that dentists should provide safety treatment procedure for periodontal patients under the medical risk group. For this reason, to focus on understanding and revealing medical history formed by a joint consultation with the periodontists and physicians. The benefits of working together as a team in order to make an appropriate treatment strategy contributed to increase both dentists’ and physicians’ awareness about oral health related diseases.
Sukran Yildirim has started her dentistry education at the age of 19 years in Istanbul Medipol University and now, her education in fifth grade continues as an intern dentist. She still intern dentist. She published one research paper in an international congress as an oral presenter last year. Begum Alkan was graduated from Yeditepe University in 2012. She has been working as periodontologist. She has started at 2016 and at now as Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul Medipol University.