Table 3

Percentage of patient contact time spent doing certain procedures in a typical month, overall and by the percentage of patients who receive individualised caries prevention

VariableAll*Individualised caries preventionDifference† (more preventive−less preventive)p Value
0–49%* (less preventive)50–100%* (more preventive)
Prevention-related care (sealants, periodic and hygiene examinations, preventive dentistry, diagnostic or other; N=183)9.5 (11.2)7.4 (6.6)13.1 (15.8)5.8 (1.7)0.0007
Non-implant restorative (amalgams, composites, crowns, bridges, posts, foundations, etc; N=183)28.7 (14.2)27.7 (13.1)30.6 (15.9)2.9 (2.2)0.1813
Implants (prosthetic and surgical procedures for implants; N=183)2.8 (7.5)2.2 (7.0)3.9 (8.2)1.6 (1.1)0.1544
Periodontal therapy (surgical and non-surgical; includes scaling/root planning that you personally do; N=183)12.9 (10.1)13.2 (10.5)12.5 (9.4)−0.7 (1.5)0.6377
Extractions (surgical and non-surgical; N=183)8.8 (6.2)9.3 (7.2)7.9 (4.1)−1.5 (0.9)0.1274
Endodontic therapy (root canals and endosurgery; N=183)19.2 (11.0)20.3 (12.1)17.4 (8.6)−2.9 (1.7)0.0856
Removable prosthetics (full and partial dentures; N=183)17.6 (11.9)19.2 (13.0)14.8 (9.3)−4.4 (1.8)0.0159
  • *Mean (SD).

  • †Mean (SE).