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The Use of Dental Sealing in Cluj, Romania: Frequency, Materials and Techniques - A Questionnaire Study.

Cornea D, Oprean R, Dudea D - Clujul Med (2014)

Bottom Line: The questionnaire contained 11 questions and was delivered to the doctors personally or by the internet.Also, most of them use a material based on composite resins as pit and fissure sealant.The techniques for this procedure are different among the interviewed dentists.

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Affiliation: Department of Prosthetics and Dental Materials, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

ABSTRACT

Aims: Dental decay is a condition that affects both temporary and permanent dentitions. Prophylactic methods for dental decays consist of: dental sealing, use of fluorides, oral hygiene and healthy diet habits. This article focuses on the frequency, dental materials and techniques of dental sealing used for caries prophylaxis in the Cluj County.

Materials and methods: The study used a set of questionnaires that was applied to 175 doctors/dentists from Cluj. The questionnaire contained 11 questions and was delivered to the doctors personally or by the internet.

Results: From the interviewed dentists 85.7% use dental sealing and 86.7% use materials based on composite resins in this respect. For diagnostic purposes,76% of the dentists use inspection and palpation, 68.66% use cotton rolls and aspiration for isolation, 74% use professional brushing, 74% call back the patient after 6 months for a check-up and 60% of the doctors redo the sealing if the sealant is partially or entirely lost or they perform a filling if a secondary decay appeared.

Conclusions: Most of the interviewed dentists perform dental sealing and consider it as a good caries prophylaxis method. Also, most of them use a material based on composite resins as pit and fissure sealant. The techniques for this procedure are different among the interviewed dentists.

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Mentions: The inclusion criteria were: age between 25 and 60, enrolment in the Cluj College of Dentists, (CMD). The location of the study included private dental offices, university dental clinics and dental offices in schools. A questionnaire comprising 11 questions was used to collect the data from the dentists. The questions are presented in Figure 1.


The Use of Dental Sealing in Cluj, Romania: Frequency, Materials and Techniques - A Questionnaire Study.

Cornea D, Oprean R, Dudea D - Clujul Med (2014)

The questionnaire.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4508596&req=5

f1-cm8703p182: The questionnaire.
Mentions: The inclusion criteria were: age between 25 and 60, enrolment in the Cluj College of Dentists, (CMD). The location of the study included private dental offices, university dental clinics and dental offices in schools. A questionnaire comprising 11 questions was used to collect the data from the dentists. The questions are presented in Figure 1.

Bottom Line: The questionnaire contained 11 questions and was delivered to the doctors personally or by the internet.Also, most of them use a material based on composite resins as pit and fissure sealant.The techniques for this procedure are different among the interviewed dentists.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Prosthetics and Dental Materials, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

ABSTRACT

Aims: Dental decay is a condition that affects both temporary and permanent dentitions. Prophylactic methods for dental decays consist of: dental sealing, use of fluorides, oral hygiene and healthy diet habits. This article focuses on the frequency, dental materials and techniques of dental sealing used for caries prophylaxis in the Cluj County.

Materials and methods: The study used a set of questionnaires that was applied to 175 doctors/dentists from Cluj. The questionnaire contained 11 questions and was delivered to the doctors personally or by the internet.

Results: From the interviewed dentists 85.7% use dental sealing and 86.7% use materials based on composite resins in this respect. For diagnostic purposes,76% of the dentists use inspection and palpation, 68.66% use cotton rolls and aspiration for isolation, 74% use professional brushing, 74% call back the patient after 6 months for a check-up and 60% of the doctors redo the sealing if the sealant is partially or entirely lost or they perform a filling if a secondary decay appeared.

Conclusions: Most of the interviewed dentists perform dental sealing and consider it as a good caries prophylaxis method. Also, most of them use a material based on composite resins as pit and fissure sealant. The techniques for this procedure are different among the interviewed dentists.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus