ASPECTS OF THE CHOICE OF DENTAL MATERIALS USED IN THE TREATMENT OF SIMPLE CARIES IN TEMPORARY TEETH
Ana Petcu, Daniel Marciuc, Carmen Savin, Veronica Pintiliciuc-Șerban, Daniel Olteanu, Eugeniu Mihalaș, Carina Balcoș
The aim of the study was to assess the choice made by dentists on restoration materials used in the treatment of cavities in temporary teeth and determination of factors that influence their choice. The study was conducted over a period of 6 months on 40 dentists from Iaşi. The evaluation was carried out based on a questionnaire with questions on the type of dental practice (especially if physicians practice predominantly pediatric dentistry), seniority at work, the type of material preferred in the treatment of Black classified cavities.
As regards to the type of dental practice, the results of the statistical analysis emphasize that 40% of subjects practice general dentistry and also pediatric dentistry, followed by those who practice only pediatric dentistry (35%). The analysis highlights that 37.5% of physicians use glass ionomer as filing material, 22.5% of them use only composite and 15% use both of them. The results of the study highlight the need for courses and workshops to facilitate the correct choice of restoration materials for temporary teeth cavities.