Distribution of Treatments by Age of Patients at an Academic Dental Center

Author(s): Kadhium VS, Sharma P, Josan NK, Mhay S, Dault J, Nalliah RP

Objective

To identify the most common dental treatments in each age group at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry by evaluating electronic health record data at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry clinics.

Methods

All American Dental Association Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature data were extracted from the electronic health record at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry for the period 2014-2020.

Results

Comprehensive oral examination (D0150) and periodic oral evaluation (D0120) were the most common procedures for age bracket 0-9 years at 1,497 and 1,786 per 10,000 patients respectively. Ages 30-39 experienced a surge in extractions (D7140) (4,680 extractions per 10,000 patients). In age 50-59, adult prophylaxis (D1110) is highest with 9,124 per 10,000 patients

Conclusions

With proper care and treatment at every stage of life, teeth can stay healthy and strong for a lifetime.

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