DPBRN Reasons for Placing the First Restoration on Permanent Tooth Surfaces

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research
Kaiser Permanente
Permanente Dental Associates Group, Oregon
University of Copenhagen
University of Florida
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Information provided by:
Dental Practice-Based Research Network
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00847470
First received: February 17, 2009
Last updated: June 14, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study was to document the reasons for placing the first restoration ("filling") on a previously un-restored surface in a permanent ("adult") tooth.


Condition
Dental Caries

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Reasons for Placing the First Restoration on Permanent Tooth Surfaces

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Further study details as provided by Dental Practice-Based Research Network:

Enrollment: 5810
Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The aims of this study were to (1) quantify DPBRN practitioner-investigators pre-operative and post-operative assessments of the depth of the caries lesion being treated; (2) quantify the prevalence of dental material types used to restore the first restoration in a permanent tooth surface; and (3) test the hypothesis that DPBRN practitioner investigators in the "Assessment of caries diagnosis and caries treatment" study who stated that they wait until the caries lesions reach dentin before they place the first restoration are in fact more likely in this study to do restoration in teeth that have caries reaching into dentin.

The aims were met by enrolling 230 DPBRN practitioner-investigators in the "Reasons for placing the first restoration on permanent tooth surfaces" study, each of whom recorded information about approximately 50 consecutive restorations that they placed on unrestored surfaces. This study about restorative treatment received by patients provided the opportunity to record the variations in the treatment provided, and also provided a basis for subsequent future studies to investigate how defects on fillings develop over time. These results will also be related to the findings from "Assessment of caries diagnosis and caries treatment" study where practitioners outlined how they detected dental decay, the stage at which the decay was treated by placing fillings, and how they rely on preventive measures to stop the decay process without placing fillings.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Practitioner investigators must have been enrolled in the DPBRN, completed the "Assessment of caries diagnosis & caries treatment" study; and do at least some restorative dentistry in their practices. The human subjects directly involved in this study were patients who had sought treatment in the DPBRN practitioners' practices.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • participants directly involved in this study were patients who sought dental treatment in the practitioner-investigators' practices
  • any tooth surface that was previously unrestored was eligible for this study, provided that it was on a permanent ("adult") tooth. This means that permanent first molars were eligible, which typically erupt at about age 6 years. This means that persons age 6 and older were enrolled in the study and there was no upper age limit.

Exclusion Criteria:

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Locations
United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
United States, Florida
University of Florida College of Dentistry
Gainesville, Florida, United States
United States, Minnesota
Health Partners Dental Group
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Health Partners Research Foundation
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
United States, Oregon
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Portland, Oregon, United States
Permanente Denrtal Associates
Portland, Oregon, United States
Denmark
University of Copenhagen Royal Dental College
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dental Practice-Based Research Network
HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research
Kaiser Permanente
Permanente Dental Associates Group, Oregon
University of Copenhagen
University of Florida
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Investigators
Study Chair: Gregg H. Gilbert, DDS, MBA Dental Practice-Based Research Network
Principal Investigator: Valeria V. Gordan, DDS, MS, MSCI Dental Practice-Based Research Network
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided by Dental Practice-Based Research Network

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Gregg H. Gilbert, DDS, MBA, Study Chair, University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00847470     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 101883
Study First Received: February 17, 2009
Last Updated: June 14, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Dental Practice-Based Research Network:
Dental caries
Assessments
dental materials

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dental Caries
Tooth Demineralization
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014