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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin August 2011
38 AUGUST 2011 The only predictable thing about accidents is that they happen. Roughly one-half of the world’s population will suffer dental trauma of some kind. The many possible combinations of fractures and luxations make the diagnostic process difficult and there is often a tendency in emergency situations to use aggressive procedures, which may in fact significantly impede healing and prognosis. Successful healing outcomes are intimately linked to the emergency treatment, on correctly evaluating clinical factors and making the right treatment decisions. THE dEnTAL TRAUMA GUIdE In collaboration with his research team at the Copenhagen University Hospital and the International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT), using decades of research and recordings, Jens Andreasen has created an excellent website dedicated to improving the general knowledge and understanding of Dental Traumatology in the dental community. Access to the website www.dentaltraumaguide.org is free of charge. The Guide can be used to quickly verify diagnosis, and gain valuable advice in regard to treatment and follow-up for patients with dental trauma. It can also be used as teaching material for dental education. Many dental schools use the Dental Trauma Guide as part of their curriculum. The illustrations and the many treatment animations give easy user-friendly insight into the complex world of dental traumatology. The Dental Trauma Guide is based on the treatment guidelines developed by the International Association of Dental Traumatology, which can be accessed on www.iadt-dentaltrauma.org. In addition, through the Guide, practitioners can get a statistical overview of the predicted healing outcome for his/her current patients in an easily accessible format. Some representative views of the website are shown below and on the following page: The front page serves as an introduction to the site, horizontal drop-down menus describe the guide, examination procedures and allows selection of permanent or primary tooth information. A vertical menu bar on the left allows the viewer to select information on specific injury types from the simplest concussive injury to the more severe dental injuries and then alveolar fractures. InJURy TyPES dESCRIbEd In THE GUIdE Clicking on each injury type listed on the left menu reveals detailed descriptive treatment and prognostic information, examples of which for various injuries are illustrated below. Headings include description, aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. A list of reference material is provided also. A new free treatment guide for DentAL tRAumA the dental trauma guide
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