THE FREQUENCY OF USE OF DENTAL AMALGAM IN PEDIATRIC DENTAL CLINICS IN JORDAN

  • Moa’th Ghozlan Department of Pediatric Dentistry , Jordanian Royal Medical Services
  • Ali Shibly Department of Pediatric Dentistry , Jordanian Royal Medical Services
  • Eman Hammouri Department of Pediatric Dentistry , Jordanian Royal Medical Services
  • Anwar Rahamneh Department of Orthodontics, Jordanian Royal Medical Services
  • Hasan Smadi Department of Pediatric Dentistry , Jordanian Royal Medical Services
Keywords: Amalgam, fillings, frequency, use, Pediatric Dentistry, Jordan

Abstract

The aim of the study was to assess the frequency of the use of dental amalgam fillings in pediatric dental clinics in Jordan.

Retrospective file data for 500 Pediatric dental patients visiting Pediatric Dental Clinic in Prince Hashem Bin Abdullah in Aqaba in the South of Jordan in 2017 for routine dental visits, were collected. The types of dental fillings used were recorded.

The patients had 865 different dental fillings in their teeth.

Dental amalgam fillings formed 126/865 (15%) of the total fillings.

Dental amalgam fillings are still used frequently in Pediatric Dental practice in Jordan.

Published
2018-05-23
How to Cite
Ghozlan, M., Shibly, A., Hammouri, E., Rahamneh, A., & Smadi, H. (2018). THE FREQUENCY OF USE OF DENTAL AMALGAM IN PEDIATRIC DENTAL CLINICS IN JORDAN. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 38(1), 52-54. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/133
Section
Pediatric Dentistry