|Pulp capping with mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA): a retrospective analysis of carious pulp exposures treated by undergraduate dental students.|
|PMID: 20166407 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE|
|The current study estimated pulpal vitality after MTA pulp caps were performed by undergraduate student clinicians. At recall after 12 to 27 months, 51 pulp caps were clinically and radiographically assessed. Kaplan-Meier analyses were used to estimate overall success at 12 and 24 months, determined as the presence of a vital pulp, as well as impact of preoperative variables on pulp vitality at recall. Overall, one-year pulp survival was 67.7%, while the two-year survival rate was 56.2%. Tarone-Ware statistics indicated that neither age of the patient nor size of the exposure ("minimal" or "moderate") and the amount of bleeding ("none," "minimal" or "moderate") had a significant effect on survival rates. Within the limitations of the current study on procedures performed by student clinicians, it may be concluded that, for MTA pulp caps applied to carious exposures in adults, certain preoperative conditions--patient age, exposure size and amount of bleeding--are not predictive of clinical outcome. Considering the comparatively low success rate for the current cohort, more research is needed to define predictive criteria for successful pulp capping with MTA.|
|Jeffrey P Miles; Alan H Gluskin; David Chambers; Ove A Peters|
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|Type: Journal Article|
|Title: Operative dentistry Volume: 35 ISSN: 0361-7734 ISO Abbreviation: Oper Dent Publication Date: 2010 Jan-Feb|
|Created Date: 2010-02-19 Completed Date: 2010-03-26 Revised Date: -|
Medline Journal Info:
|Nlm Unique ID: 7605679 Medline TA: Oper Dent Country: United States|
|Languages: eng Pagination: 20-8 Citation Subset: D|
|The University of the Pacific, Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry, San Francisco, CA, USA.|
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Aluminum Compounds / therapeutic use*
Calcium Compounds / therapeutic use*
Dental Caries / therapy*
Dental Cements / therapeutic use*
Dental Pulp / physiopathology
Dental Pulp Capping / methods*
Dental Pulp Exposure / classification, therapy*
Dental Pulp Test
Dentistry, Operative / education
Endodontics / education
Hemorrhage / classification
Oxides / therapeutic use*
Pulpitis / etiology
Silicates / therapeutic use*
Toothache / etiology
Wound Healing / physiology
|0/Aluminum Compounds; 0/Calcium Compounds; 0/Dental Cements; 0/Drug Combinations; 0/Oxides; 0/Silicates; 0/mineral trioxide aggregate|
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