A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY ON CURRENT ENDODONTIC PRACTICE OF DENTAL PRACTITIONERS AND SPECIALISTS IN SOUTHERN REGION OF SAUDI ARABIA

Hassan Awad Alshehri, Youssef Algarni, Suheel Manzoor Baba

Abstract


 Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the quality and quantity of root canal treatments    

 Performed by general dentists and specialists in southern region of Saudi Arabia.

 

 Methods:  A questionnaire survey was distributed amongst 150 general dental practitioners and

 Specialists in southern area of Saudi Arabia regarding the materials and techniques they use in

 Endodontic treatment.

 

 Results: A Total of 102 dentists returned the questionnaires giving a response rate of 68%.

 42.2% of the respondent used rubber dam during treatment, 82% of the dentists have attended a

 Training workshop on rotary endodontics, and 64.7 % completed the treatment in multi visits.

 54.9% prefer multiple reuses of rotary files, 76.5 uses intra-canal medication in multiple visits  

 Treatments and use of antibiotic and analgesics was occasional depending on the cases

 

 Conclusions: This survey demonstrates that the most of respondents adopted the rotary NiTi

 Instruments into endodontic practice. However there is a need to have an increase in knowledge and Awareness about rotary endodontics

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