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Table 1 Number of findings by study year

From: Practice change toward better adherence to evidence-based treatment of early dental decay in the National Dental PBRN

Total findings

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Total

By continuously employed dental providers

19,064

21,375

24,384

26,929

30,951

35,981

38,249

196,933

With identified treatment

9,292

10,346

11,691

13,315

16,298

20,235

22,058

103,235

Percentage

48.7%

48.4%

47.9%

49.4%

52.7%

56.2%

57.7%

 

Identified treatments

        

 Fluoride

1,687

1,942

2,586

2,946

3,365

4,069

4,947

21,542

 Remineralization

206

156

169

490

2,778

5,564

6,620

15,983

 Restoration

7,399

8,248

8,936

9,879

10,155

10,602

10,491

65,710

Restoration rate

79.6%

79.7%

76.4%

74.2%

62.3%

52.4%

47.6%

 

Age distribution of patients

        

 <18

28.6%

28.7%

26.9%

26.6%

23.5%

21.8%

21.1%

 

 18–40

44.6%

43.2%

45.9%

46.2%

48.2%

49.2%

49.8%

 

 40–50

11.1%

11.5%

10.5%

10.9%

11.2%

12.0%

11.7%

 

 51–65

8.1%

9.8%

9.5%

10.4%

10.8%

10.3%

11.4%

 

 65–84

6.7%

5.8%

6.1%

4.9%

5.2%

5.4%

4.8%

 

 85+

0.8%

1.1%

1.1%

1.0%

1.2%

1.3%

1.1%

 

Co-occuring findings

        

Other enamel diagnostic codes

60.7%

61.3%

60.1%

60.8%

62.9%

61.4%

61.1%

 

Mean (sd)

3.9 (4.4)

3.9 (4.2)

3.8 (4.0)

4.0 (4.5)

4.2 (4.4)

4.2 (4.6)

4.2 (4.7)

 

Other dentin diagnostic codes

37.9%

39.3%

39.9%

39.4%

40.0%

40.0%

39.1%

 

Mean (sd)

2.8 (2.6)

2.8 (2.5)

2.9 (2.7)

2.7 (2.4)

2.6 (2.3)

2.7 (2.4)

2.6 (2.2)

 

Repaired sealants with damage

11.0%

11.3%

11.1%

12.4%

9.7%

9.3%

9.4%

 

Mean (sd)

3.6 (2.5)

3.5 (2.5)

3.5 (2.2)

3.4 (2.3)

3.3 (2.0)

3.4 (2.2)

3.3 (2.1)