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The relationship between children's dental caries experience and the prescription of general anaesthetics. an evaluation of the effectiveness of a Personal Dental Service Pilot.
Community Dent Health. 2005 Mar; 22(1):43-5.CD

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To determine if there was a high correlation between the prescription of a general anaesthetic for dental treatment in young children by a Personal Dental Services (PDS) general anaesthetic pilot and the dental health of children at a ward level.

BASIC RESEARCH DESIGN

Postcode data from an audit of the single dental general anaesthetic provider in an area was extracted and mapped to individual wards. A proxy for the oral health population was obtained by using the results of a large-scale dental prevalence study of five-year-olds. The wards were ranked into quintiles by dmft and a mean dmft calculated for each. There were 1,406 patients who had a general anaesthetic, 74% were aged 11 years or less.

SETTING

A personal dental service dental general anaesthetic pilot in the north of England providing services for a population of approximately 300,000 residents in a non-fluoridated area. RESULTS There was a positive correlation between increasing levels of dental decay in the population and increasing intervention ratios for dental treatment under general anaesthesia (r2 = 0.90).

CONCLUSIONS

The PDS pilot provided dental care under general anaesthesia for more patients from wards with poor dental health than from wards with better dental health.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Orthodontics, Sunderland Royal Hospitals, UK.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15819116

Citation

Adams, G C., and D P. Landes. "The Relationship Between Children's Dental Caries Experience and the Prescription of General Anaesthetics. an Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Personal Dental Service Pilot." Community Dental Health, vol. 22, no. 1, 2005, pp. 43-5.
Adams GC, Landes DP. The relationship between children's dental caries experience and the prescription of general anaesthetics. an evaluation of the effectiveness of a Personal Dental Service Pilot. Community Dent Health. 2005;22(1):43-5.
Adams, G. C., & Landes, D. P. (2005). The relationship between children's dental caries experience and the prescription of general anaesthetics. an evaluation of the effectiveness of a Personal Dental Service Pilot. Community Dental Health, 22(1), 43-5.
Adams GC, Landes DP. The Relationship Between Children's Dental Caries Experience and the Prescription of General Anaesthetics. an Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Personal Dental Service Pilot. Community Dent Health. 2005;22(1):43-5. PubMed PMID: 15819116.
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