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Table 2 Reasons for preferred treatment

From: Treatment decisions regarding caries and dental developmental defects in children - a questionnaire-based study among Norwegian dentists

Treatment option Reasons for preferred treatment n (%) Total
Case 1a
 RMGIC (58.3%) Patient cooperation 182 (56.7) 321
Prognosis of the tooth 100 (31.2)  
Experience 25 (7.8)  
 GIC (17.9%) Patient cooperation 52 (52.5) 99
Prognosis of the tooth 34 (34.3)  
Experience 7 (7.1)  
 ZOE (13.2%) Patient cooperation 38 (53.5) 71
Prognosis of the tooth 25 (35.2)  
Experience 8 (11.3)  
 RC (8.7%) Patient cooperation 24 (52.2) 46
Prognosis of the tooth 17 (37.0)  
Experience 3 (6.5)  
 Extraction (0.9%) Aesthetics 3 (60.0) 5
Patient cooperation/prognosis of the tooth 2 (40.0)  
 PAMRC (0.7%) Prognosis of the tooth 4 (100.0) 4
 SSC (0.4%) Patient cooperation/number of affected molars 2 (100.0) 2
Case 1b
 RMGIC (37.1%) Prognosis of the tooth 147 (78.6) 187
Experience 22 (11.8)  
Time available 7 (3.7)  
 RC (17.6%) Prognosis of the tooth 66 (72.5) 91
Experience 14 (15.4)  
Number of affected molars 7 (7.7)  
 GIC (17.2%) Prognosis of the tooth 59 (67.0) 88
Experience 11 (12.5)  
Number of affected molars 9 (10.2)  
 Extraction (15.1%) Prognosis of the tooth 62 (80.5) 77
Experience 10 (13.0)  
Number of affected molars 2 (2.6)  
 SSC (7.2%) Prognosis of the tooth 19 (51.4) 37
Experience 8 (21.6)  
Material longevity 5 (13.5)  
 ZOE (5.1%) Prognosis of the tooth 19 (70.4) 27
Experience 5 (18.5)  
Number of affected molars/materials available/aesthetics 3 (11.1)  
 PAMRC (0.8%) Prognosis of the tooth 2 (50.0) 4
Materials available/experience 2 (50.0)  
Case 2
 RC (38.4%) Patient cooperation 81 (44.0) 184
Prognosis of the tooth 81 (44.0)  
Experience 18 (10.0)  
 RMGIC (26.6%) Prognosis of the tooth 57 (44.9) 127
Patient cooperation 49 (38.6)  
Experience 12 (9.4)  
 GIC (19.0%) Prognosis of the tooth 38 (42.0) 91
Patient cooperation 33 (36.3)  
Experience 15 (16.5)  
 Extraction (8.7%) Prognosis of the tooth 29 (69.1) 42
Experience 6 (14.3)  
Patient cooperation 3 (7.1)  
 SSC (5.4%) Prognosis of the tooth 10 (38.5) 26
Patient cooperation 8 (31.0)  
Number of affected molars 5 (19.2)  
 ZOE (1.0%) Patient cooperation/experience 4 (80.0) 5
Number of affected molars 1 (20.0)  
 PAMRC (1.0%) Prognosis of the tooth 2 (40.0) 5
Number of affected molars/aesthetics/patient cooperation 3 (60.0)  
  1. The three highest prioritised reasons for the most preferred choice of treatment in each clinical case (1a, 1b and 2). Different n due to missing values