Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

12-2009

Publisher

Journal of Pedodontics

Source Publication

Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

Source ISSN

1053-4628

Abstract

Aim: To compare the type, number of procedures and working time of dental treatment provided under dental general anesthesia (DGA) in healthy and medically compromised/developmentally disabled children (MCDD children). Design: This cross-sectional prospective study involved 80 children divided into two groups of 40 children each. Group 1 consisted of healthy and Group 2 consisted of MCDD children. Results: Healthy children needed more working time than MCDD children, the means being 161±7.9 and 84±5.7 minutes, respectively (P= 0.0001). Operative dentistry and endodontic treatments showed a significant statistical difference (P= 0.0001). The means of procedures were 17±5.0 for healthy children and 11±4.8 for MCDD children (P= 0.0001). Conclusions: Healthy children needed more extensive dental treatment than MCDD children under DGA. The information from this sample of Mexican children could be used as reference for determining trends both within a facility as well as in comparing facilities in cross-population studies.

Comments

Published version. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, Vol. 34, No. 2 (December 2009): 177-182. DOI. © Journal of Pedodontics 2009. Used with permission.

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