Introducing the Revised IADT Guidelines for the Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries.

Paul Abbott, Liran Levin

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This issue of Dental Traumatology presents the International
Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) Revised Guidelines
for the management of traumatic dental injuries. The original
Guidelines were first published in this journal in 2001. They were
revised and published in 2007 and then again in 2012. Hence, the
latest Guidelines in this Issue are now the fourth version. It is important
that the Guidelines are revised on a regular basis since we
learn more about the various injuries and how to manage them
as time progresses. New research is being published regularly as
experiments are conducted and as clinical cases are analysed. Our
search for more predictable ways to manage traumatic dental injuries
is ongoing and also essential. Adopting and adhering to an
evidence-based approach in the management of our trauma cases
is of paramount importance. We are yet to discover the “perfect
treatments” for every injury! We will probably never discover
them, but we must strive to provide our patients with treatments
based on the best available evidence at the time of the injury.
Thus, the IADT Guidelines provide an extremely valuable source
of information to help and guide clinicians in their quest for better
outcomes following trauma to the soft and hard tissues in the oral
Original languageEnglish
Article numberedt12580
Pages (from-to)307-308
Number of pages2
JournalDental Traumalogy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020


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