Patient profiles and success rates under different sedation techniques in a tertiary care center

Andra Rettman*, Valeri Klitinich, David Gozal, Yair Sharav, Galit Almoznino, Yaron Haviv, Mais Haj-Yahia, Abla Sabbagh Jubran, Doron J. Aframian, Robert Yanko

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    Objectives: Sedation is commonly utilized for individuals other-wise unable to receive dental treatment, such as those with dis-abilities, medically complex conditions, and dentophobics. The aim was to characterize the profiles of patients receiving various types of sedation and assess the corresponding success rates. Method and materials: This was a 5-year records-based retro-spective study. Data regardingthe indication forsedation, medical history, sedation type, and treatments performed were re-corded. Results: In total, 103 patients underwent389 treatment sessions under sedation; 42.7% of the patients were disabled. The most commonly administered sedation was moderate se-dation, (49.4%), followed by deep (36.8%) and inhaled sedation (13.9%). Successful treatment results were achieved in 96.1% of sessions, with no adverse effects noted during recovery. The high success rates were independent of patient age, sex, and sedation type. There was a positive association between the indication for sedation and the type of sedation. The medically complex patients and the dentophobic patients received mainly moderate sedation (85.3% and 58.2%, respectively), whereas the disabled patients received deep sedation (51.2%). In total, 94% of patients were returning (re-visiting) patients. Astatisti- callysignificant association was found between the type ofse- dation administered and the success rate during the first and last sessions (P< .001). The success rate at the first session may be predictive of the success in subsequent sessions. Conclusion: A significant positive correlation was found between patient characteristics and the chosen sedation type leading to a high success rate across the various sedation modalities.

    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages (from-to)250-258
    Number of pages9
    JournalQuintessence International
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - 1 Mar 2024

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    • dentophobia
    • disabled patients
    • medically complex patients
    • oral care
    • sedation


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