Various accidents threaten children and adolescents. One of these accidents is Traumatic dental injury (TDI). This study aimed to review systematically TDI in children and adolescents in Iran.
Materials and Methods: This study is a systematic review of the literature that has searched TDI articles from April 2000 to April 2020. Search was conducted using keywords including Epidemiology, Prevalence, Traumatic Injuries, Dental Trauma, Traumatic dental injury, Etiology, Pediatric, Children, Adolescent, Iran, in English or their Persian equivalent, using the "AND" and "OR" search strategy. Search was conducted on online national databases of (SID), Magiran, Iran Doc, as well as on international sites such as Scopus, Medline, EMBASE, Web of Science, CINAHL, and Science Direct. The articles were analyzed after entering the End Note X8 software and reviewing them according to the instructions of the systematic review articles.
Results: In this review, firstly, 189 studies were identified. Then 120 duplicates were omitted and after the assessment of titles and abstracts, 84 other articles were excluded. Finally, eight articles entered this systematic review. The sample size in 8 extracted articles was equal to 4567 children and adolescents. According to the findings, the prevalence ranged from 8.9% to 36.9%. The prevalence of dental trauma was also higher in boys and adolescents of the male sex. One of the most common causes of fall trauma as well as trauma occurred in environments such as home, school, playground and passages.
Given that most dental trauma occurs in boys; it is necessary to give this group the necessary training to reduce trauma.