J Korean Dent Soc Anesthesiol.  2006 Dec;6(2):82-88. 10.17245/jkdsa.2006.6.2.82.

The Status of Comprehensive Dental Treatment and Type of Disabilities of the Patients Treated under Outpatient General Anesthesia at the Clinic for the Disabled in Seoul National University Dental Hospital

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Seoul National University Dental Hospital, Seoul, Korea. stone90@snu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Seoul National University School of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Seoul National University School of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND
The number of patients with disabilities who require general anesthesia for dental treatment is increasing.
METHODS
We reviewed the cases of 538 patients with disabilities who underwent outpatient general anesthesia for dental treatment at the clinic for the disabled in Seoul national university dental hospital according to the types of disabilities and comprehensive treatments.
RESULTS
The patients mean age was 17.4 years and fifty-eight percent of the patients had epilepsy, autism, mental retardation and cerebral palsy. About twenty-five percent of the patients were medically compromised such as brain disease, heart disease and genetic problem. In 142 cases, more than two dentists from the clinical departments systemically co-worked to provide the patients with comprehensive treatment as accurately and quickly as possible under general anesthesia.
CONCLUSIONS
The number of medically compromised patients was high and the system of comprehensive dental treatment was well run.

Keyword

General anesthesia; Comprehensive treatment; Dental treatment; Disabilities

MeSH Terms

Anesthesia, General*
Autistic Disorder
Brain Diseases
Cerebral Palsy
Dentists
Epilepsy
Heart Diseases
Humans
Intellectual Disability
Outpatients*
Seoul*
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