[Current dental practice in Ivory Coast. Study of population attitudes to oral health and oral health services].

Odonto-stomatologie tropicale = Tropical dental journal

PubMedID: 2176724

Adiko EF, Assi KD, Djaha K, Gnagne AY, Broue E, Egnankou JK. [Current dental practice in Ivory Coast. Study of population attitudes to oral health and oral health services]. Odontostomatol Trop. 1990;13(1):29-33.
The buccodental health in Africa is distinctive because of the weakness of substructure to supply the needs in dental cure. This study shows how the ivoirians take interest in buccodental care and health care. It notifies that: Firstly, patients only make an appointment with the dentist particularly when advanced lesions occur (92.76% of cases) as unbearable painful affections (acule pulpal inflammatory, phoenix abscess); bulky cellulitis. Secondly, they are inclined not to show up for their appointment, when painful symptoms disappear. Consequently the author recommend some therapeutic acts.