Serial extractions versus late premolar extractions Public Deposited

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Last Modified
  • March 22, 2019
Creator
  • O'Shaughnessy, Kevin
    • Affiliation: School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics
Abstract
  • The purpose of this study was to compare treatment times for serial extractions (SE) and late premolar extractions (LPE) for a cost-effectiveness analysis. A retrospective chart review identified 51 SE and 49 LPE patients. PAR scores were obtained at the initiation (PAR T1) and completion (PAR T2) of active orthodontic treatment. PAR T1 scores for the SE patients were significantly less than that for the LPE patients (p<0.001) whereas PAR T2 scores were not significantly different. Active-treatment time was significantly less for the SE group as compared to the LPE group (p<0.001). Total time (mos. pre-active + active-treatment) and total number of visits was significantly greater for the SE group as compared to the LPE group (p<0.001). Total chair time (min.) was not significantly different between groups. Serial extractions may reduce active-treatment time for severe crowding but a significant time and effort precedes active-treatment.
Date of publication
DOI
Resource type
Rights statement
  • In Copyright
Advisor
  • Koroluk, Lorne
Degree granting institution
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Language
Access
  • Open access
Parents:

This work has no parents.

Items