Chair: Shogo Ozawa (Aichi Gakuin University)
Formulating Clinical Practice Guidelines for Magnetic Attachment Applications
– Process and results of the survey with Delphi method –
M.Hideshima, T.Ichikawa, H.Koshino, K.Hoshiai, J.Tanaka, S.Ozawa, Y.Suzuki, Y.Umekawa,
T.Ishigami, K.Nagao*, M.Sone*, M.Kono*, M.Hasegawa*, J.Wada*, J.Wadachi*CA.Nishiyama*
Council and Special Committee* for the Dental Care of the Japanese Society of Magnetic
Applications in Dentistry
In the era of evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines (CPG) have become an integral task of each academic society, and council for the dental care of this society also performed a questionnaire survey preparing for CPG for the magnetic attachments. And a total of 147 clinical questions (CQs) were returned and divided into 5 categories according to their applications. Each category was dealing with implants, with type of defect, with occlusion and periodontics, with arrangement and configuration and with management or others. And 14 typical CQs for CPGs were selected. The committee asked each prosthodontic department of several university for each CQ to conduct a literature search and write thorough systematic reviews. However relating literatures for each CQ lacked and formulating CPG according to the GRADE group system was quite difficult.
Therefore the committee asked 71 clinical experts named gconsensus grouph to reply the same questionnaire at 2 times presenting the former results and analyzed the effect for each outcome according to Delphi method.