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Laser physics and a review of laser applications in dentistry for children.
The aim of this introduction to this special laser issue is to describe some basic laser physics and to delineate the potential of laser-assisted dentistry in children. A brief review of the available laser literature was performed within the scope of paediatric denti...
Guidelines on the use of fluoride in children: an EAPD policy document.
Knowledge of paediatric dentistry by recently-qualified general dentists: a pilot study.
To determine an overview of opinions and knowledge of paediatric dentistry amongst a group of recently-qualified dentists working within the Scottish Hospital Dental Service. A prospective questionnaire-based survey undertaken at Dundee Dental Hospital and School, NHS Tayside, Scotland. The survey e...
Laser restorative dentistry in children and adolescents.
The idea of substituting a drill with a laser light, has led to its introduction in dentistry. Besides being more accepted to patients, in paediatric dentistry the laser has demonstrated safety compared with rotating instruments. A review of the past 20 years of the dental literature concerning laser...
Paediatric dentistry education of atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) in Brazilian dental schools.
To evaluate the degree of knowledge, use and teaching of atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) of paediatric dentistry lecturers in dental schools throughout Brazil. A structured questionnaire was applied, containing questions regarding the use of ART, socio-demograp...
A pan-European comparison of the use of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) by postgraduates in paediatric dentistry.
To assess the current usage and opinions of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) amongst European postgraduates (PG) in paediatric dentistry. An on-line structured questionnaire. The programme directors of all EAPD-accredited programmes in paediatric dentistry were contacted by e-mail and invited to dis...
Best Clinical Practice Guidance for clinicians dealing with children presenting with Molar-Incisor-Hypomineralisation (MIH): An EAPD Policy ...
The European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) has long recognised the necessity of promoting further research and knowledge regarding the dental defect described as molar-incisor-hypomineralisation (MIH). Following the establishment by EAPD of the defect diagnostic criteria in 2003, the public...
The use of general anaesthesia for the extraction of children's teeth. Results from two UK dental hospitals.
To study the reasons forgiving children a general anaesthetic (GA) for the extraction of teeth, in two different paediatric dentistry centres and to compare them with draft guidelines disseminated for discussion by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD). Data were collected on children w...
Pain-related behaviour in children: a randomised study during two sequential dental visits.
To determine the difference in pain- and distress-related behaviour in children between two consecutive dental treatment sessions using a computer-controlled local anaesthetic delivery system, with dental anxiety as co-variable. A randomised prospective study over two...
The use of laser Doppler flowmetry in paediatric dentistry.
An early determination of pulpal vitality is crucial with respect to a correct differential diagnosis of revascularisation or necrosis and its treatment. Sensibility tests (cold, heat, electrical pulp test) in combination with radiographs are commonly promoted. Howeve...