Utilization of stainless steel crowns by general dentists and pediatric dental specialists in Indiana.

Joan Kowolik, Diana Kozlowski, James Jones

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate utilization of the stainless steel crown by both the general and pediatric dentists in Indiana. Although reports indicate that there has been a dramatic reduction in dental caries in the US, almost 20 percent of children have dental decay by age four, with almost 80 percent having a cavity by 17 years of age. After reviewing the literature, Seale has recommended that the stainless steel crown is the most successful restoration for children with a rate of high caries. All dental schools in North America teach the value of using stainless steel crowns and the method of tooth preparation. We hypothesized that greater use of the stainless steel crowns would be made by specialists than by general dentists. In this study, of the 200 questionnaires distributed, 62.5 percent were returned and analyzed. The results imply that stainless steel crowns are being significantly underutilized in general dental practice. It is interesting, and perhaps of concern, that the general dentists are not interested in continuing education courses about this subject. Over the next few years, with the aging of the pediatric dental community in Indiana, general (not specialty) dentists will treat most of the children. Because of this, pre-doctoral education needs to place more emphasis on preparation and utilization of the stainless steel crown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalJournal (Indiana Dental Association)
Volume86
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2007

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Utilization of stainless steel crowns by general dentists and pediatric dental specialists in Indiana. / Kowolik, Joan; Kozlowski, Diana; Jones, James.

In: Journal (Indiana Dental Association), Vol. 86, No. 2, 06.2007, p. 16-21.

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