Dental Trauma Guide: A source of evidence based treatment guidelines for dental trauma

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Jens Ove Andreasen, Eva Fejerskov Lauridsen, Søren Steno Ahrensburg Christensen, Thomas Alexander Gerds

Diagnose and treatment of traumatic dental injuries is very complex due to the multiple trauma entities represented by 6 lunation types and 9 fracture types affecting both the primary and the permanent dentition. When it is further considered that fracture and lunation injuries are often combined, the result is, that more than 100 trauma scenario exist when the two dentitions are combined. Each of these trauma scenarios have a specific treatment demand and prospect for healing. With such a complexity in diagnose and treatment it is obvious that even experienced practitioners may have problems may have problems in selecting proper treatment for some of these trauma types. To remedy this situation, an internet based knowledge base consisting of 4000 dental trauma cases with long term follow up is now available to the public and professionals, on the internet using the address www.dentaltraumaguide.org. It is the aspiration that the use of this guide may lead the practitioner to offer an evidence based diagnosis and treatment.
Original languageDanish
JournalDental Traumatology
Volume28
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)142-7
Number of pages6
ISSN1600-4469
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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