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