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The oral health experience of First Nations children requiring treatment under general anesthesia for early childhood caries: A qualitative approach to decolonizing research in dentistry

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dc.contributor.supervisor Schroth, Robert (Preventive Dental Science) en_US
dc.contributor.author McKinstry, Sheri
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-16T15:09:24Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-16T15:09:24Z
dc.date.copyright 2020-07-09
dc.date.issued 2020-06-30 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2020-07-10T01:16:55Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/35071
dc.description.abstract Background: Due to legacies of colonization and inequities in social determinants of health, First Nations children experience high rates of early childhood caries (ECC), and in some of these cases, require full mouth rehabilitation under general anesthesia. This study investigates the dental experiences contributing to ECC in status First Nation children requiring dental rehabilitation under general anesthetic for treatment. Methods: All parent(s)/caregiver(s) presenting to the Children’s Dental Clinic at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba with registered First Nation children requiring dental surgery under general anesthesia for ECC were invited to participate. Participants (n=12) engaged in a semi-structured conversational method. This study followed grounded theory approach and data analysis was performed using Dedoose software. Results: Using grounded theory, three categories emerged from the data: experiencing barriers to dental care; identifying unique experiences and challenges to First Nation communities; and lastly identifying direct contributors to ECC. Conclusion: First Nations children and families present with various obstacles and complications when it comes to oral health and accessing oral health care. This study identifies and discusses some those barriers and hardships in a social context. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Dental caries, Child, Preschool, Indigenous Peoples, Qualitative research en_US
dc.title The oral health experience of First Nations children requiring treatment under general anesthesia for early childhood caries: A qualitative approach to decolonizing research in dentistry en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Preventive Dental Science en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hatala, Andrew (Community Health Sciences) Klus, Bradley (Preventive Dental Science) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Dentistry (M. Dent.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2020 en_US


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