Defense Date

2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Dentistry

Department

Dentistry

First Advisor

Garry L. Myers, DDS

Second Advisor

Sameer Jain, BDS, MS, MSD

Third Advisor

Caroline Carrico, PhD

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of treatment of teeth with open apices managed by the orthograde placement of a bioceramic apical barrier as well as to identify potential outcome factors for this type of treatment. Methods: Patient records were pooled from graduate resident cases completed at Virginia Commonwealth University between January 1, 2010 and May 31, 2018. A total of 515 patients were identified using relevant ADA codes and a key word search within the patient record database. A total of 104 patients (119 teeth) had an open apex that had NSRCT utilizing a bioceramic apical barrier, with 32 of the patients (36 teeth) returning for follow-up. Results: Of the 36 examined teeth (30.8% recall rate),72% were considered healed. 92% were considered healed or healing. No predictive variable analyzed had a significant effect on the outcome. Conclusion: Overall, these results indicate that a bioceramic apical barrier technique is a promising treatment option for obturating teeth with open apices during NSRCT.

Rights

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Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-1-2019

Available for download on Thursday, April 30, 2020

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