Regenerative Endodontics-The Future?A Questionnaire Based Study
Introduction: Regenerative Endodontics is a fast growing field in dentistry showing highly favourable clinical outcomes. It encompasses various procedures that serve as a better alternative to traditional root canal therapy as well as more aggressive treatments such as surgical endodontics. The knowledge and skill of the practitioner plays a pivotal role in the success of any regenerative procedure.
Aim: The purpose of this survey is to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and practice of regenerative endodontics among the dental Interns, dental postgraduates and dental practitioners in mangaluru.
Materials and Method: An online questionnaire comprising of 20 questions was distributed amongst the dental professionals of Manguluru. A total of 448 dental professionals responded over a period of 1 month. Their responses were collected and tabulated to interpret the data and obtain the results.
Results: A total of 448 replies were received, with the majority of the correspondents belonging to the dental post graduates (41.5%). The majority (97%) of the participants of this survey had come across the term ‘Regenerative Endodontics’, but only 41 out of the 448 had reported performing any regenerative endodontic procedure.
Conclusion: Regenerative endodontic Procedures have shown favourable results in various studies. It can be used as a valuable tool for any dental professional. But, as seen in this study, the knowledge levels as well as attitudes amongst the dental fraternity needs to improve so as to allow the incorporation of regenerative endodontics into clinical practice.
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