Planning strategies on the prevention or treatment of debilitating diseases are based on studying the Prevalence and consequences of such disease(s). Dental trauma is considered one of the most debilitating diseases due to the major consequences that it leads to. Specifically, these consequences are the loss of teeth or parts of teeth, especially when the involved traumatized teeth might be lostwith little hope of restoration. Although there are promising data that new technologies might help repairing traumatized teeth, moving forward with such techniques requires understanding of the prevalence and severity of such a problem in different countries and communities. The manuscript entitled “Prevalence of Traumatic Dental Injuries in Patients Attending University of Alberta Emergency Clinic” is the most recent report on the prevalence of dental trauma in Canada (one of the developed countries), where especially violent sports like ice hockey is frequently played. The authors describe the most important factors that are contributing to dental trauma. This report can, hopefully, lead to dental care strategies that can minimize or mitigate future dental trauma in Canada or similar countries.
Reference: Alkhadra, T.; et al. (2016). Prevalence of Traumatic Dental Injuries in Patients Attending University of Alberta Emergency Clinic, Open Dent. J., DOI: 10.2174/1874210601610010315