Journal article

Carious lesion management in children and adolescents by Australian dentists

T Keys, MF Burrow, S Rajan, P Rompre, S Domejean, M Muller-Bolla, DJ Manton

Australian Dental Journal | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The management of carious lesions in children and adolescents can have lifelong implications for the patient. The present study's aim was to assess the decision-making process of dentists when managing carious lesions in children and adolescents. METHODS: Approximately 11,000 dentists listed as members of the Australian Dental Association Inc. (ADA) and Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry (ANZSPD) were emailed a link in April 2017 to a 19-question survey delivered by SurveyMonkey™ . RESULTS: 887 responses were received. In 'enamel-limited' carious lesions, dentists intervened most frequently in primary tooth approximal (365, 41.1%), followed by permanent to..

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