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J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 2010;37(1): 97-101.
THE CHANGES IN PRACTICE PATTERNS FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS (2001-2008) IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY DENTAL HOSPITAL
Yu-Jin Son, Hong-Keun Hyun, Young-Jae Kim, Jung-Wook Kim, Sang-Hoon Lee, Chong-Chul Kim, Se-Hyun Hahn, Ki-Taeg Jang
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University
Corresponding Author: Ki-Taeg Jang ,Tel: 02-2072-268, Email: jangkt@snu.ac.kr
Received: August 21, 2009;  Accepted: December 23, 2009.
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ABSTRACT
he practice pattern of pediatric dentistry in the university dental hospital has been changing for the last several decades, due to socioeconomic changes, developments in dental materials and increasing number of private pediatric dental clinics. The purpose of this study is to survey the changing patterns of pediatric dental treatment in the university dental hospital and to present the future direction for pediatric dentistry. Patient distribution and practice trends were reviewed based on the OCS (order communication system) records of the department of pediatric dentistry, Seoul National University Dental Hospital from 2001 to 2008. Results were as follows; 1. The number of patients increased up to 2005 and decreased in 2006, and has remained constant up to 2008. 2. The proportion of preventive and orthodontic treatment increased and the proportion of restorative and pulpal treatment decreased. 3. In restorative treatment, amalgam restoration decreased and resin restoration increased. 4. Frequency of sedation decreased in 2006, 2007 and increased in 2008. 5. Frequency of general anesthesia increased up to 2008.
Keywords: Practice pattern | Income distribution | Changing trends | Treatment ratio
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