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Dental treatment concepts for pregnant patients--results of a survey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12911873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
AIMS AND METHODS: 702 dentists in private practices were surveyed about dental treatments of pregnant patients with an anonymous questionnaire. RESULTS: 61.3% of the dentists indicated that they treat pregnant patients, 35.5% postponed treatment to a postnatal time if possible and 3.4% referred these patients to dental clinics. The most frequently occurring treatments measures were pain and emergency treatments in 53.3% of the cases, followed by restorative treatments (42.9%) and oral hygiene measures (39.7%). Only 9.8% of the dentists performed all necessary treatments, 14% were against using an anesthetic during pregnancy. Less than 50% of the dentists indicated they would not perform a treatment in the first trimester and 8.5% said they would not treat in the second trimester. CONCLUSIONS: The present study shows that only 54.6% of the surveyed dentists felt they were sufficiently informed and educated about the treatment of pregnant patients.
Authors:
J Pistorius; J Kraft; B Willershausen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of medical research     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0949-2321     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Med. Res.     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-12     Completed Date:  2004-04-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9517857     Medline TA:  Eur J Med Res     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute for Materials Research and Technology, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany. pistorius@werkstoffkunde.klinik-uni-mainz.de
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attitude of Health Personnel
Data Collection
Dental Care*
Dentist's Practice Patterns*
Dentist-Patient Relations
Female
Health Education, Dental
Humans
Pregnancy
Questionnaires

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