Main Instructor 鄭信忠
Department / Institution Orthodontic Division of Dental department, Taipei Medical University Hospital
Classification Research report
TADs use is an invasive anchorage preparation in the orthodontic treatment. The factors affecting practice in the professional field is important for both present practitioners and those who will participate afterwards. In this study, the affecting factors on TADs use of the orthodontists in Taiwan were investigated through the demographic survey.
Materials and Methods
The survey was conducted in the form of questionnaires with 16 questions, including individual characters (6), clinical working pattern (8), and preferences for TADs use (2). The questionnaires were sent to all the orthodontists attending the Taiwan Association of Orthodontists (TAO) annual meeting in 2018 and the data were analyzed by the statistical analysis system (The significance level was set as p < 0.05).
177 questionnaires were returned, giving a response rate of 31.6%, including 46.6% male and 53.4% female responders, and aged from 30 to 70 years old. The frequency of the use of TADs showed significantly associated with the degree of income satisfaction and working time per week. The charge of TADs fee were significantly related to the age distribution, treatment fee and region.
The frequency and charge of TADs use in orthodontic treatment were affected by working patterns and demographic factors. Further study of affecting factors on TADs use in different views and trend in the future will be needed and concerned.
The Study of Factors Associated with Using Frequency and Charge of Temporary Anchorage Devices(TADs) Amongst Taiwanese Orthodontists