The Würzburg MIH concept: the MIH treatment need index (MIH TNI)
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This was to create a new easy-to-use index for the treatment of MIH.
An international MIH working group developed a new MIH index as an epidemiological screening procedure for assessing MIH treatment needs (MIH-TNI), and also for the screening and monitoring of individuals by dental practitioners.
The MIH TNI assesses in particular the extent of the destruction of tooth structure in combination with any hypersensitivity occurring in MIH. The MIH-TNI is suggested as a basis for individual dental examinations covering all MIH typical problems or treatment planning. In addition, this index shall be the basis for decision-making in any MIH therapy studies already planned.
After the validation of the MIH TNI it may be possible to create a standardised approach for dental treatment for MIH.
KeywordsMIH Molar-Incisor-Hypomineralisation Odontogenic disorders Enamel and dentine hypoplasia Index
This article is based in parts on: Bekes K, Steffen R. Das Würzburger MIH-Konzept. DOI: 10.3238/OPKZH.2016.0165-0170. By courtesy of the Deutscher Aerzteverlag GmbH.
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This article does not contain any studies with human participants and/or animals performed by any of the authors.
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