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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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PEREZ-BEJARANO, Nohelia María et al. Comparison of brushing time with the usual technique and Bass technique on dental students. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2016, vol.14, n.3, pp.81-85. ISSN 1812-9528.

The process of changing habits starts with patient's education, promoting the development of an acceptable plaque control. Within this context, several methods are used, however, the value of brushing in prevention depends not only on the type of toothbrush, but also in the art of proper brushing and time devoted to the execution of it. The aim of this study was to compare regular brushing times and Bass techniques in students of the Department of Preventive Dentistry at the Universidad del Pacífico. The Quasi-experimental study involves the participation of 21 first year students of the career of Dentistry enrolled in 2014. In the previous class to the development of the content "Mechanical control of microbial plaque", all students were invited to participate in this study. Using a mirror and personal thoot brush every student was asked to proceed to brushing with conventional technique and after class using Bass technique, time spent in every process was measured by a digital stopwatch and written in the file. The average time using Bass technique was significantly greater than (p <0.0001) using the standard technique (193.9 ± 51.9 versus 109.6 ± 34.5 seconds). More time dealing for brushing using Bass technique may be particularly important given the current pace of student life and the population generally involves a time rush, limiting the possibilities of a suitable mechanical control of microbial plaque, recognized as one of the more important cariogenic and periodontopathicfacts.

Palavras-chave : Toothbrushing/methods- Time and Motion Studies - Dental Plaque.

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