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Project USAP 2000--use of sedative agents by pediatric dentists: a 15-year follow-up survey.
Pediatr Dent 2002 Jul-Aug; 24(4):289-94PD

Abstract

PURPOSE

A national survey of members of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry was conducted to provide a 15-year update of information regarding the use of sedative agents by pediatric dentists.

METHODS

All 3,315 active members of the Academy were sent questionnaires regarding the frequency of their use of sedation and 1,778 responded. Practitioners were questioned regarding their use of sedative agents and the nature of their patients receiving sedation. In addition, they were questioned in regard to their use of restraints and reasons for change in their use of sedation during the past two years.

RESULTS

In regard to the use of nitrous oxide alone, 47% of practitioners responded that they use nitrous oxide less than 11% of the time. In regard to other types of sedative agents, most practitioners use little, if any, sedation. Eighty-two percent use sedation for less than 11% of their patients. Of the 1,778 respondents, 1,224 used drugs other than nitrous oxide. In a typical three-month period, they performed 77,112 sedations. Of that number, 61,662 (80%) were administered by only 478 practitioners who use sedation on the average of once or greater each day.

CONCLUSIONS

In comparison with previous surveys in 1985, 1991 and 1995, these results demonstrate an overall increased use of sedation by pediatric dentists. However, the increased use is due primarily to an increase in the numbers of practitioners who are heavier users of sedation (once or greater each day).

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Dentistry, New Jersey Dental School, Newark, USA. houpt@umdnj.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12212869

Citation

Houpt, Milton. "Project USAP 2000--use of Sedative Agents By Pediatric Dentists: a 15-year Follow-up Survey." Pediatric Dentistry, vol. 24, no. 4, 2002, pp. 289-94.
Houpt M. Project USAP 2000--use of sedative agents by pediatric dentists: a 15-year follow-up survey. Pediatr Dent. 2002;24(4):289-94.
Houpt, M. (2002). Project USAP 2000--use of sedative agents by pediatric dentists: a 15-year follow-up survey. Pediatric Dentistry, 24(4), pp. 289-94.
Houpt M. Project USAP 2000--use of Sedative Agents By Pediatric Dentists: a 15-year Follow-up Survey. Pediatr Dent. 2002;24(4):289-94. PubMed PMID: 12212869.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Project USAP 2000--use of sedative agents by pediatric dentists: a 15-year follow-up survey. A1 - Houpt,Milton, PY - 2002/9/6/pubmed PY - 2002/11/26/medline PY - 2002/9/6/entrez SP - 289 EP - 94 JF - Pediatric dentistry JO - Pediatr Dent VL - 24 IS - 4 N2 - PURPOSE: A national survey of members of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry was conducted to provide a 15-year update of information regarding the use of sedative agents by pediatric dentists. METHODS: All 3,315 active members of the Academy were sent questionnaires regarding the frequency of their use of sedation and 1,778 responded. Practitioners were questioned regarding their use of sedative agents and the nature of their patients receiving sedation. In addition, they were questioned in regard to their use of restraints and reasons for change in their use of sedation during the past two years. RESULTS: In regard to the use of nitrous oxide alone, 47% of practitioners responded that they use nitrous oxide less than 11% of the time. In regard to other types of sedative agents, most practitioners use little, if any, sedation. Eighty-two percent use sedation for less than 11% of their patients. Of the 1,778 respondents, 1,224 used drugs other than nitrous oxide. In a typical three-month period, they performed 77,112 sedations. Of that number, 61,662 (80%) were administered by only 478 practitioners who use sedation on the average of once or greater each day. CONCLUSIONS: In comparison with previous surveys in 1985, 1991 and 1995, these results demonstrate an overall increased use of sedation by pediatric dentists. However, the increased use is due primarily to an increase in the numbers of practitioners who are heavier users of sedation (once or greater each day). SN - 0164-1263 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12212869/Project_USAP_2000__use_of_sedative_agents_by_pediatric_dentists:_a_15_year_follow_up_survey_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/childdentalhealth.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -