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European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 303–307 | Cite as

Paediatric dentistry education of atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) in Brazilian dental schools

  • L. B. Camargo
  • C. Fell
  • G. C. Bonini
  • M. Marquezan
  • J. C. P. Imparato
  • F. M. Men
  • D. P. RaggioEmail author
Article

Abstract

AIM: To evaluate the degree of knowledge, use and teaching of atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) of paediatric dentistry lecturers in dental schools throughout Brazil. METHODS: A structured questionnaire was applied, containing questions regarding the use of ART, socio-demographic characteristics and academic degree background. Descriptive analysis and Poisson’s regression were conducted in order to verify the association between exploratory variables and ART teaching (α=5%). RESULTS: Of the 721 questionnaires sent to dental schools, approximately 40% were returned (n=285). Some 98.2% of the participants teach ART. STATISTICS: Concerning dental lecturers who teach ART, in multiple regression model, considering ART indication (emergency versus restorative treatment) the lecturers residents of the Mid-West (PR=1.66; CI:1.13-2.45) and Northeast region (PR=1.33; CI:1.02-1.72) and lecturers who use ART regularly (PR=3.73; CI:2.11-5.59) teach ART as restorative treatment. When the question was about reason for using ART (conservative technique versus other techniques failures/fast treatment), lecturers with a longer period of TG (time elapsed since graduation) (PR=1.30; CI:1.08-1.56) and also lecturers who use ART regularly (PR=2.87; CI:1.95-4.22), teach it as being a conservative technique. Regarding the patients’ age covered by ART (versus without limitation), women (PR=1.26; CI:1.06-1.50) and lecturers who use ART regularly (PR=1.28; CI:1.06-1.54), teach that there is no age restriction. CONCLUSIONS: ART has been widely taught in Brazilian dental schools, is regularly used in lecturer’s clinical practices and has positively influenced the appropriate teaching of this technique.

Keywords

Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) Paediatric dentistry lecturers Dental education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. B. Camargo
    • 1
  • C. Fell
    • 2
  • G. C. Bonini
    • 3
  • M. Marquezan
    • 3
  • J. C. P. Imparato
    • 4
  • F. M. Men
    • 4
  • D. P. Raggio
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculdade de Odontologia Universidade PaulistaCampinas
  2. 2.Faculdade de Odontologia São Leopoldo MandicCampinas
  3. 3.Universidade Federal de Santa MariaBrazil
  4. 4.Department of Pediatric DentistryFaculdade de Odontologia da Universidade de São PauloBrazil

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