Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 4 - 2020
Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Children: Assessment Tools at a Glance
Saud M Orfali1, Adel A Alrusayes2 and Mohammed S Aldossary3*
1Director, General Directorate of Dentistry, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
2Consultant in Pediatric Dentistry, General Directorate of Dentistry, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
3Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry, General Directorate of Dentistry, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Mohammed S Aldossary, Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry, General Directorate of Dentistry, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Received: March 06, 2020; Published: March 19, 2020




Abstract

Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) is a concept that applies to the general effects of oral disease on day-to-day activities and general well-being. The OHRQoL addresses aspects of dental disease such as functional limitations and oral symptoms and their impact on social and emotional well-being. With respect to OHRQoL, children are a significantly important group because they cannot advocate for themselves. Therefore, children's oral health affects their parents directly. This review article provides a brief description of the concept of OHRQoL and an overview of the development and structure of the most common tools for measuring and assessing OHRQoL in children.

Keywords: Quality of Life; Children; Oral Health; Child Perceptions Questionnaire

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Citation: Mohammed S Aldossary., et al. “Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Children: Assessment Tools at a Glance”. EC Dental Science 19.4 (2020): 91-98.

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