Traumatic anterior dental injuries in Cuban preschool children

Dent Traumatol. 2007 Aug;23(4):241-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-9657.2005.00428.x.


The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and distribution of traumatic dental injuries in 2-5 year-old children. It included 543 children of both sexes, all attending five urban nurseries in San José de las Lajas, Cuba. The prevalence of injuries was 34.2%. Type and prevalence of dental injuries was determined using Andreasen's classification. Enamel fracture was the predominant injury (67.1%). The maxillary central incisor was the most vulnerable to injuries. Boys (41.8%) experience more injuries than girls (26.8%).

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cuba / epidemiology
  • Cuspid / injuries
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incisor / injuries
  • Male
  • Prevalence
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Sex Factors
  • Tooth Injuries / epidemiology*