A study of primary teeth restored by intracoronal restorations in children participating in an undergraduate teaching programme at Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Hurley, Eimear
dc.contributor.author da Mata, Cristiane
dc.contributor.author Stewart, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Kinirons, Martin
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-05T09:05:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-05T09:05:55Z
dc.date.issued 2015-03
dc.identifier.citation Hurley, E., Da Mata, C., Stewart, C. and Kinirons, M. (2015) 'A study of primary teeth restored by intracoronal restorations in children participating in an undergraduate teaching programme at Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Ireland', European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 16(1), pp. 78-82. en
dc.identifier.volume 16 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 78 en
dc.identifier.endpage 82 en
dc.identifier.issn 2035-648X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2823
dc.description.abstract Aim: To study the outcomes for restored primary molar teeth; to examine outcomes in relation to tooth type involved, intracoronal restoration complexity and to the material used. Materials and methods: Design: Retrospective study of primary molar teeth restored by intracoronal restorations. A series of restored primary molar teeth for children aged 6-12 years was studied. The principal outcome measure was failure of initial restoration (re-restoration or extraction). Three hundred patient records were studied to include three equal groups of primary molar teeth restored with amalgam, composite or glass ionomer, respectively. Restorative materials, the restoration type, simple (single surface) or complex (multi-surface) restoration, and tooth notation were recorded. Subsequent interventions were examined. Data were coded and entered into a Microsoft Excel database and analysis undertaken using SPSS v.18. Statistical differences were tested using the c2 test of statistical significance. Results: Of the 300 teeth studied, 61 restoration failures were recorded with 11 of those extracted. No significant differences were found between outcomes for upper first, upper second, lower first or lower second primary molars. Outcomes for simple primary teeth restored by intracoronal restorations were significantly better than those for complex intracoronal restorations (P = 0.042). Teeth originally restored with amalgam accounted for 19.7% of the 61 failures, composite for 29.5%, while teeth restored with glass ionomer represented 50.8% of all restoration failures. The differences were significant (P = 0.012). Conclusions: The majority (79.7%) of the 300 restored primary teeth studied were successful, and 3.7% teeth were extracted. Restorations involving more than one surface had almost twice the failure rate of single surface restorations. The difference was significant. Significant differences in failure rates for the three dental materials studied were recorded. Amalgam had the lowest failure rate while the failure rate with glass ionomer was the highest. en
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dc.publisher Italian Society of Paediatric Dentistry en
dc.relation.uri http://www.ejpd.eu/
dc.rights © 2015, Italian Society of Paediatric Dentistry. en
dc.subject Dental caries en
dc.subject Restored en
dc.subject Primary en
dc.subject Deciduous teeth en
dc.subject Outcomes en
dc.subject Children en
dc.title A study of primary teeth restored by intracoronal restorations in children participating in an undergraduate teaching programme at Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Ireland en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Martin J. Kinirons, Oral Health and Development, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: m.kinirons@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2015-03-06T10:38:56Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress m.kinirons@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress e.hurley@ucc.ie en


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