Space maintainers placed from 2008 to 2011 at the School of Dentistry, University of Costa Rica

The objective of this investigation was to determinate both the type and quantity of space maintainers in pediatric dentistry performed by three generations of graduates from 2008 to 2011 at the School of Dentistry of the University of Costa Rica. 146 student registers were analyzed with a populatio...

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Autores Principales: Gutiérrez Marín, Natalia, López Soto, Andrea
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2014
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/Odontos/article/view/13729
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21343
Sumario: The objective of this investigation was to determinate both the type and quantity of space maintainers in pediatric dentistry performed by three generations of graduates from 2008 to 2011 at the School of Dentistry of the University of Costa Rica. 146 student registers were analyzed with a population of 1646 patients. The students placed 340 space maintainers; including band and loop, lingual arch, Nance arch, distal shoe, fixed prosthesis, transpalatal and removables. The most commonly used space maintainer was the band and loop (180 units; 52.9%) and the least was the transpalatal (6 units; 1.8%).