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International Association of Dental Traumatology guidelines for the management of traumatic dental injuries: Fractures and luxations

Dental Traumatology. 2020;36:314–330
Cecilia Bourguignon, Nestor Cohenca, Eva Lauridsen, Marie Therese Flores, Anne C. O’Connell, Peter F. Day, Georgios Tsilingaridis, Paul V. Abbott, Ashraf F. Fouad, Lamar Hicks, Jens Ove Andreasen, Zafer C. Cehreli, Stephen Harlamb, Bill Kahler, Adeleke Oginni, Marc Semper, Liran Levin

Compiled by Dr Aaron Martin and Dr Sarah Chin

Introduction

Traumatic dental injuries occur frequently and can have long-lasting effects, especially as their peak incidence occurs in children and young adults. Tooth fractures and luxation injuries are the most common traumatic dental injuries. The International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) developed a series of guidelines to assist in decision-making following such injuries with the aim of maximising the likelihood of favourable outcomes. These guidelines represent a consensus statement developed following review of the dental literature and expert working groups. The full article is available for clinicians to access without cost. Assessment of teeth after dental trauma is outlined below, followed by guidelines applicable for each fracture or luxation injury.

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