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Children acceptance of laser dental treatment
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Paper Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the dental anxiety level and the degree of acceptance of laser assisted pedodontic treatments from the children part. Also, we want to underline the advantages of laser use in pediatric dentistry, to make this technology widely used in treating dental problems of our children patients.

Methods: Thirty pediatric dental patients presented in the Department of Pedodontics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Victor Babeş”, Timişoara were evaluated using the Wong-Baker pain rating scale, wich was administered postoperatory to all patients, to assess their level of laser therapy acceptance.

Results: Wong-Baker faces pain rating scale (WBFPS) has good validity and high specificity; generally it’s easy for children to use, easy to compare and has good feasibility. Laser treatment has been accepted and tolerated by pediatric patients for its ability to reduce or eliminate pain. Around 70% of the total sample showed an excellent acceptance of laser dental treatment.

Conclusions: Laser technology is useful and effective in many clinical situations encountered in pediatric dentistry and a good level of pacient acceptance is reported during all laser procedures on hard and soft tissues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9670, Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 96700S (22 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2191900
Show Author Affiliations
Andreea Lazea, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Carmen Todea, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9670:
Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine
Darinca Carmen Todea; Adrian Gh. Podoleanu; Virgil-Florin Duma, Editor(s)

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