Scientific Online Resource System

Varna Medical Forum

Questionnaire survey regarding the extent of caries prevention on adult patients in dental practices in Varna

Maya Doychinova


The objective of the survey is to determine the extent and the nature of caries prevention on adult patients among dentists practicing in Varna. The analysis is performed based on the opinions of 120 dentists, surveyed by direct individual questionnaire, on personal contact basis, for a period of 120 days. Statistical analysis is performed with SPSS. The share of dental practitioners who have never prepared an personal caries preventive program is 77,5%. The Clinical Oral hygiene is the only approach used by 58% when caries prevention is concerned. More than half experience difficulties with the management of white enamel lesions. (88%) There is a statistical relationship between the proportion of people who have difficulties with the management of caries incipience and the expected duration of clinical time for prevention. There is strong evidence of neglecting a basic component of caries prevention in adults - the preparation of personal prevention program. Caries prevention is performed by the method of clinical oral hygiene and chemical inhibition of biofilm. Innovative approaches and methods in caries prevention are not cited. The most preferred duration of preventive clinical procedure is 45 minutes.


профилактика; зъбен кариес; бели деминерализационни лезии

Full Text


Димитрова С. Вторичен кариес. Анализ на рискови фактори и нови възможности за профилактика (лабораторни и клинични изследвания). Дисертационен труд, Пловдив, 2014.

Aas J, Griffen AL, Dardis SR, Lee AM, Olsen I et al. Bacteria of dental caries in primary and permanent teeth in children and young adults. J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Apr; 46(4):1407-17.

Autio-Gold J. The role of chlorhexidine in caries prevention. Oper Dent. 2008 Nov-Dec; 33(6):710-6.

Caufield P, Li Y, Dasanayake A. Dental caries: an infectious and transmissible disease. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2005 May; 26(5 Suppl 1):10-6.

Featherstone JD. The continuum of dental caries--evidence for a dynamic disease process. J Dent Res. 2004; 83 Spec No C:C39-42.

Featherstone JD. The caries balance: the basis for caries management by risk assessment. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2004;2 Suppl 1:259-64

Mandel ID. Caries prevention: current strategies, new directions. J Am Dent Assoc. 1996 Oct; 127(10):1477-88.



Font Size