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Title: Three-Year Clinical Performance of Composite Restorations Placed by Undergraduate Dental Students
Authors: Moura, Flávio Renato Reis de
Romano, Ana Regina
Lund, Rafael Guerra
Piva, Evandro
Rodrigues Júnior, Sinval Adalberto
Demarco, Flávio Fernando
Abstract: This retrospective study evaluated the clinical performance and the reasons for failure of anterior and posterior composite restorations placed by undergraduate dental students over a 3-year period. All cavities were restored using Prime & Bond 2.1 and TPH (Dentsply), according to the manufacturer’s indications. One hundred and two patients who had received composite restorations by third and forth year undergraduate students were recalled and examined to analyze the quality of the restorations. The restorations were evaluated using the modified USPHS system. Two hundred and fifty-six composite storations, 170 in anterior teeth and 86 in posterior teeth, were evaluated. Eighty-five percent of the restorations were considered satisfactory after 3 years. Class II and class IV restorations presented the highest prevalence of failure. Loss of the estoration and deficient marginal adaptation were the main causes of failure. No restoration failed due to secondary aries. Most restorations placed by dental tudents were considered satisfactory after long-term evaluation. Failure was more revalent in larger restorations and was not associated with secondary caries.
Keywords: Clinical trial
Composite resin
Dental restorations
Secondary caries
Publisher: Dental Foundation of Ribeirão Preto
Citation: MOURA, Flávio Renato Reis de ; ROMANO, Ana Regina ; LUND, Rafael Guerra ; Piva, Evandro ; RODRIGUES JÚNIOR, Sinval Adalberto ; DEMARCO, Flávio Fernando . Three-year clinical performance of composite restorations placed by dental students. Brazilian Dental Journal (Impresso), v. 22, p. 111-116, 2011.
Issue Date: 2011
Appears in Collections:Departamento de Odontologia Restauradora: Artigos de periódicos

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