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J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 2006;33(4): 673-677.
THE CHANGES IN PRACTICE PATTERN AND PATIENT DISTRIBUTION FOR LAST 5 YEARS(2000-2005) IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY AT SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY DENTAL HOSPITAL
최은정, 정태련, 김종철, 김영재
서울대학교 치과대학 소아치과학교실 및 치학연구소
Corresponding Author: 김영재 ,
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ABSTRACT
The spectrum of pediatric dentistry has been changing recently, due to many socioeconomic changes and developments in dental materials. The purpose of this study was to recognize the changing pattern in pediatric dental treatment and to present the direction for pediatric dentistry in the future. Patient distribution and practice trends were reviewed based on the patient records of the department of pediatric dentistry, Seoul National University Dental Hospital, from 2000 to 2005. Results were as follows ; 1. In 2000, preventive treatments comprised 14.5%, restorative treatments 52.6%, surgical treatments 11.4% and orthodontic treatments 21.5%. In 2005, the percentages were changed to 12.1%, 38.3%, 13.7%, and 35.9% respectively, showing a decline in preventive and restorative treatments and an increase in surgical and orthodontic treatments. 2. In restorative treatments, the proportion of amalgam, stainless steel crown restoration and pulp treatments decreased, and that of glass ionomer and resin restoration increased. 3. The number of out-patients increased from 2000 to 2002, and decreased thereafter. 4. In 2005, the average age of patients decreased from that of 2000.
Keywords: Practice pattern | Changing trends | Patient distribution | Average age | Treatment ratio
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