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Inpatient Dental Consultations to Pediatric Dentistry in the Yonsei University Severance Hospital

주기훈 1 JAE HO LEE 2 Je Seon Song 2 Lee Hyo-Seol 2

1연세대학교 치과대학 소아치과학교실
2연세대학교

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ABSTRACT

The goal of this study was to describe dental consultation of pediatric inpatients to the department of pediatricdentistry at Yonsei University Severance Hospital. 391 dental consultations at Yonsei University SeveranceHospital referred to pediatric dentistry in the year 2012 were included in this study. Consultations were categorizedaccording to patients’gender, age, chief complaint, referred department and diagnosis. 288 patients (166males and 122 females) with an average age of 5.9 were referred to the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. 129cases (33.1%) from Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 80 cases (20.5%) from Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 51 cases (13.0%) from Pediatric Cardiology, and 44 cases (11.3%) from Pediatric Neurology. Chiefcomplaints were ranked from oral examination (39.7%), dental caries (14.0%), pre-operative evaluation(12.8%) and others (33.5%); including oral pain, trauma, tooth mobility, orthodontic treatment, self-injury,fabrication of obturator and etc. Dental consultations should be encouraged as dental care and treatment couldaffect the control of systemic diseases of admitted patients. Pediatric inpatients have been referred to pediatricdentistry for not only comprehensive oral exam but also various chief complaints. The most frequent dental diagnosismade and treatment performed were dental caries and non-invasive/preventive care respectively.

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