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Retrospective Audit of Caries Management Techniques for Children under General Anesthesia over an 18-year Period

  • Dr. Law Kwok-Tung1
  • Prof. Nigel M. King2,*,

1Paediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry. The University of Hong Kong

2Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry. The University of Hong Kong

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.31.1.956272nw2864021p Vol.31,Issue 1,January 2007 pp.58-62

Published: 01 January 2007

*Corresponding Author(s): Prof. Nigel M. King E-mail: kingnm(a)


The aim of this study was to review the outcomes of dental treatment under general anesthesia and to analyze the dif-ferent types of caries management techniques for children in different age groups and time periods. Seven hundred in-patient general anesthetics were administered for 656 children between 1982 and 1999 were included in the analysis. This study concluded that the treatment modality of the caries management techniques varied according to the different age groups. Furthermore, the nature of the treatment changed, the relative proportion of restorative procedures

increased during the period under investigation.

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