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Master of Science in Dentistry



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Garry L. Myers

Second Advisor

Alvin M. Best

Third Advisor

Clara M. Spatafore


The aim of this study was to determine the trends in protocol, success rates, and consistency in follow up of revascularization procedures in a controlled environment. Patients of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry were identified who were offered revascularization therapy as a treatment option on immature permanent teeth from January 1, 2010 to May 31, 2017. A total of 77 patients and 78 teeth were evaluated for revascularization therapy. For patients accepting treatment, records were reviewed for outcome assessment and consistency of follow up. A total of 30 patients (31 teeth) were treated following revascularization protocols, with only 20 patients (21 teeth) returning for follow up. Six of the 21 teeth needed some form of additional therapy due to patients remaining symptomatic, however 15/21 exhibited varying levels of success. Recall rate was 67.7%. With a success rate of 71.4%, revascularization therapy should continue to be considered for all patients with teeth having necrotic pulps and immature root apices. However, changes to recall protocols need to be improved in order to better monitor the status of teeth that undergo revascularization therapy.


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