Evaluation of Orthodontic Patients at State and Foundation Universities According to the ICON Index

Ogutlu N. Y., Almandi E., Savar G., Kilicoglu H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS, vol.31, no.4, pp.122-126, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkjorthod.2018.18010
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-126
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: In Turkey, orthodontic treatments of individuals aged <18 years are covered by the Social Security Institution (SSI) according to the Index of Complexity, Outcome, and Need ( ICON) index at contracted healthcare providers. The aim of this study was to determine treatment needs and difficulties of patients applying to orthodontic clinics in state and foundation universities in Istanbul according to the ICON and to evaluate the extent of treatment coverage by the SSI.