Taina Käkilehto

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The aims of this study were to test the hypothesis that existing patient records serve as a source of data for survival analysis of dental health and to develop a system for routinely conducted survival analysis of dental health from tooth eruption to first caries attack. Patient records for three cohorts were collected from four towns in Finland: Oulu,(More)
OBJECTIVE Paediatric restorative dentistry continues being a challenge in everyday clinical practice. Practise-based survival analysis covering entire age cohorts offer an epidemiological approach to this issue in studying survival of restorations in primary teeth. The aim of this study was to compare survival of restorations in primary molars in 1985,(More)
Evidence-based dentistry has shown that different restorative materials have different survival times. Our primary hypothesis is that this should be revealed from normal dental records by the use of data mining technique and a practice-based dentistry approach analysed in a scientifically sound way. Dental records from 1626 patients and altogether 19,892(More)
AIM To investigate the survival of caries-free primary teeth in four age cohorts in the city of Kemi, Finland, as well as association of survival of primary teeth among boys and girls and among high and low caries risk individuals. STUDY DESIGN This was a practice-based follow-up study based on dental records. METHODS The data were collected from the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this epidemiological, data-based survival study was to study the longevity of restorations in permanent molars of adolescents in the 1990 and 1995 birth cohorts during the period of 1992-2005 in the City of Vantaa, Finland. MATERIALS AND METHODS The dental records of 2975 (1990 cohort) and 3147 (the 1995 cohort) adolescents were(More)
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