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International journal of interdisciplinary dentistry

versión impresa ISSN 2452-5596versión On-line ISSN 2452-5588


CORRAL-NUNEZ, Camila et al. Synopsis of the Oral Health Situation in Chile - Part IV: Traumatic Dental Injuries. Int. j interdiscip. dent. [online]. 2022, vol.15, n.1, pp.20-24. ISSN 2452-5596.


To summarize the evidence on epidemiological studies about traumatic dental injuries (TDI) in Chile.


A systematic literature review was carried out in two databases to identify population studies at national, regional, provincial and community levels, as well as reports from primary and secondary dental care services, regarding TDI in Chile.


Two studies with national representation and eight studies from primary and secondary healthcare centers were included in the analysis. National prevalence for 6-year-old children was 2.57%, and 4.97% for 12-year-old children. While the most frequent diagnosis in primary dentition was traumatic injury involving tooth-supporting tissues, the most commonly reported diagnosis in permanent dentition was crown fracture. Single tooth affection was more frequent, and the upper central incisors were the most affected teeth.


Data on representative studies about TDIs in Chile are scarce. Few studies, carried out more than a decade ago and only on 6- and 12-year-old children are available. There is a need for further epidemiological information about TDIs in Chile.

Palabras clave : Prevalence; Health survey; Tooth fractures; Tooth avulsion; Traumatic dental injuries.

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