Accession Number : AD1013050


Title :   A Naval Postgraduate Dental School Analysis of Initial Endodontic Treatment


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States


Personal Author(s) : Scott,Rodney V


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1013050.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : Introduction: Initial non-surgical endodontic treatment is associated with high healing rates and clinical success (functional). The endodontic literature contains numerous longitudinal studies examining outcomes of initial endodontic treatment. Several variables have been identified as potential contributors to healing. Objective: This retrospective observational study evaluated the outcome of initial endodontic treatment performed by Navy Endodontists or graduate endodontic residents at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School and identified variables that affect these outcomes. Methods: Clinical and radiographic data were obtained from initial endodontic treatment of 204 subjects. A one year follow-up examination was performed. The healing rate was determined from radiographic scoring by three board certified endodontists. Preoperative, inter-operative, and post-operative examination data were analyzed using Fishers Exact Chi-squared, logistic regression and odds ratios to evaluate the influence of multiple variables on healing outcomes.


Descriptors :   root canal , Healing , Radiography , regression analysis , teeth , Dental pulp , Dentistry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE