Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Surgical canine exposures in young people: behavioural management techniques employed to facilitate care

Lookup NU author(s): Ashleigh StampORCiD, Dr Tracy Finch, Professor Chris VernazzaORCiD


Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.


Background: Surgical exposure of impacted maxillary canines is commonly undertaken when patients are 12-15 years old. Although some young peopleAim: To identify behavioural management techniques employed to facilitate surgical canine exposures in young people across the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI). Methods: In May 2018, 943 participants were invited to complete an anonymised survey (online or postal format). Questions explored clinician demographics, current practice and confidence and opinions relating to care provision. Reminders were sent after 2 weeks; with data collection ceasing at 6 weeks. Questionnaire completion demonstrated consent to take-part. Results: Surveys were completed by 204 respondents. On average, participants reported undertaking 13.9% canine exposures under conscious sedation, 24.1% with LA and 62.0% GA. Wide variation in personal practice was noted, with many practitioners more confident in their ability to provide care under LA or GA than with conscious sedation.Conclusion: There is variation in behavioural management techniques employed across primary and secondary care to facilitate surgical canine exposures. Further research will explore reasons for this trend and potential to increase availability and appropriate use of conscious sedation.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Stamp AJ, Rolland SR, Finch TL, Vernazza CR

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry Annual Symposium

Year of Conference: 2019

Online publication date: 28/09/2019

Acceptance date: 13/09/2019

Publisher: SAAD