Data mining of clinical oral health documents for analysis of the longevity of different restorative materials in Finland

@article{Kkilehto2009DataMO,
  title={Data mining of clinical oral health documents for analysis of the longevity of different restorative materials in Finland},
  author={Taina K{\"a}kilehto and Sinikka Salo and Markku Larmas},
  journal={International journal of medical informatics},
  year={2009},
  volume={78 12},
  pages={e68-74}
}
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 restorations in three Finnish age cohorts were analysed. Survival curves (Kaplan-Meier) were drawn for each of the restorative materials… CONTINUE READING