Evaluation of Endodontic treatment among general dental practitioners and endodontists working in governmental hospitals in Al Madina
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Despite having advanced technologies in materials, methods of preparation, radiographs, and obturation, there are still many dentists who do not follow the standard endodontic protocol. By this research, we aim to improve the quality of standard in the endodontic treatment by general dental practitioners and endodontists emphasizing the role of continuous medical education to update their knowledge according to modern standards. Materials and Methods: A prepared questionnaire was piloted and interviewed among endodontists and general practitioners in governmental hospitals in Al Madina. The collected data were analyzed utilizing SPSS 20 computer software for the results. Abasic elucidating investigation was utilized to get the outcomes as rate. Results: Out of 18 respondents to the interview questionnaire, 77% of them were male and 22% were females. 55.6% were practicing in governmental hospitals, 44.4% were involved in education. 66.6% were endodontists and 33.3% were general practitioners. 83.3% of respondents did not take the informed consent from their patients. The rubber dam was utilized by 83.3% of respondents as a method of field isolation. Over 55.6% utilized either filing, step back, crown down or combination technique for root canal preparation. Rotary files were utilized by 5.6% of respondents. 66.7% were utilizing radiographs in a combination with electronic apex locator to determine working length. 55.6% treated their patients without any use of magnification system. 55.6% were frequently utilizing sodium hypochlorite in the most diluted form (2.5%) for irrigation, 44.4% utilized lateral compaction obturation technique, and 55.6% utilized resin sealer as the sealer of choice for obturation. Cavit was the top choice for the temporary restorative material. 61% of respondents followed their patients after treatment, whereas 27% of them were depending on the condition of cases.