DPBRN Assessment of Caries Diagnosis & Caries Treatment

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Group Health Cooperative
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Center for Health Research
University of Copenhagen
University of Florida
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of North Carolina
Information provided by:
Dental Practice-Based Research Network
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00526422
First received: September 5, 2007
Last updated: June 14, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study was to determine what methods Dental PBRN dentists use for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental decay.


Condition Intervention
Dental Caries
Procedure: Dental Preventive

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Assessment of Caries Diagnosis & Caries Treatment

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • A questionnaire was used to quantify the percentages of DPBRN practitioner-investigators who use selected methods for caries diagnosis and caries treatment. [ Time Frame: Cross-sectional ]

Enrollment: 532
Study Start Date: February 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Detailed Description:

The purpose of this project was to identify methods that Dental Practice-Based Research Network (DPBRN) dentist used to diagnose and treat caries lesions. The aims of the "Assessment of caries diagnosis and caries treatment" study were to: (1) quantify the percentages of DPBRN dentists who reported using selected methods for caries diagnosis; (2) quantify the percentage of DPBRN dentists who reported using a caries-risk assessment protocol of any variety; (3) quantify the percentages of DPBRN dentists who reported intervening surgically at carious states E1, E2, D1, D2, or D3; and (4) test the hypothesis that reported use of a caries-risk assessment protocol was associated with a higher likelihood of reporting use of a preventive program.

The aims were met by enrolling at least 200 DPBRN practitioner-investigators in the study, each of whom completed a 10-page questionnaire about caries diagnosis and treatment assessment. Findings from "Assessment of Caries diagnosis and caries treatment" study will be related to treatment that is actually delivered as determined in "Reasons for placing the first restoration on permanent tooth surfaces" study and "Reasons for replacement or repair of dental restorations" study. This group of three studies will lay a critical foundation for subsequent intervention studies designed to move the latest scientific advances about caries diagnosis and treatment into daily clinical practice.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   22 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

The questionnaire was administered to all enrolled DPBRN dentist practitioner-investigators, defined as those who had comptled a DPBRN Enrollment Questionnaire who were 22 years or older and do at least some restorative dentistry in their practice.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Practitioner investigators must have been enrolled in DPBRN and do at least some restorative dentistry in their practices.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00526422

Sponsors and Collaborators
Dental Practice-Based Research Network
Group Health Cooperative
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Center for Health Research
University of Copenhagen
University of Florida
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of North Carolina
Investigators
Study Chair: Gregg H Gilbert, DDS, MBA University of Alabama at Birmingham
Principal Investigator: Valeria V. Gordan, DDS, MS University of Florida
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00526422     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 101884
Study First Received: September 5, 2007
Last Updated: June 14, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Dental Practice-Based Research Network:
Questionnaire, dental caries, diagnosis,treatment

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 16, 2014