Defense Date

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Dentistry

Department

Dentistry

First Advisor

Tiffany Williams

Second Advisor

Caroline Carrico

Third Advisor

Patrice Wunsch

Fourth Advisor

William Dahlke

Abstract

Purpose: To assess the treatment modalities of pediatric dentists for restoring Class II lesions in primary molars.

Methods: A survey of eight cases was emailed to AAPD members, who were asked to choose a stainless steel crown (SSC) or composite resin. Treatment choice was associated with provider type, years in practice, behavior management, lesion detection, and patient age.

Results: Clinically detectable caries restored under general anesthesia were treated more often with a SSC. Faculty and residents chose a SSC at a greater rate. Providers with 10 or more years experience chose a SSC more often.

Conclusions: The scope of treatment planning encompasses numerous factors. Because of the multifactorial nature of treatment planning for the pediatric dental patient, it would be beneficial for the AAPD to produce a treatment planning decision tree in order to better direct practitioners in their development of patient-centered treatment plans.

Rights

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Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

4-11-2017

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