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Differences in disinfection protocols for root canal treatments between general dentists and endodontists: A Web-based survey

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dc.contributor.author Gregorio González, César de
dc.contributor.author Arias, Ana
dc.contributor.author Navarrete Marabini, Natalia María
dc.contributor.author Cisneros Cabello, Rafael
dc.contributor.author Cohenca, Néstor
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-17T15:48:37Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-17T15:48:37Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Gregorio González, C., Arias, A., Navarrete Marabini, N., Cisneros Cabello, R., & Cohenca, N. (2015). Differences in disinfection protocols for root canal treatments between general dentists and endodontists: A Web-based survey. The Journal of the American Dental Association, 146(7), 536–543. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adaj.2015.01.027 spa
dc.identifier.issn 0002-8177
dc.identifier.issn 1943-4723
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/8784
dc.description.abstract Background The purpose of this study was to determine whether differences exist in disinfection protocols between endodontists and general dentists. Methods The authors sent an invitation to participate in a Web-based survey to 950 dentists affiliated with the Spanish Board of Dentistry. Participants responded to 9 questions about irrigation protocols and other factors related to disinfection during root canal therapy. Results A total of 238 (25.05%) study participants successfully completed and returned the surveys. Among these participants, 50% were general dentists and 50% were endodontists. The authors found no statistically significant differences in respondents’ first choice of an irrigant solution (that is, sodium hypochlorite), but they noted statistically significant differences in the protocols used by general dentists and by endodontists in relation to the concentration of sodium hypochlorite (P = .0003), the use and type of irrigant used to remove the smear layer (P = 5.39 × 10−10), the use of adjuncts to irrigation (P = 5.98 × 10−8), the enlargement of the apical preparation when shaping a necrotic tooth (P = .001), and the maintenance of apical patency throughout the debridement and shaping procedure (P = .04). Conclusions General dentists and endodontists embrace different disinfection protocols. The results of the survey demonstrated that endodontists keep up to date with protocols published in the literature, whereas general dentists use protocols learned during their dental training. Both groups of clinicians should be aware of the importance of disinfection techniques and their relationship to treatment outcomes. Practical Implications Controlling microorganisms during a root canal treatment, especially in cases with necrotic pulp, is essential to improve treatment outcomes. Clinicians should update their protocols and also consider referring patients to a specialist when their protocols are based on traditional techniques, especially in those cases with necrotic pulp. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACIÓN spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Differences in disinfection protocols for root canal treatments between general dentists and endodontists: A Web-based survey spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 1.767 JCR (2015) Q2, 27/91 Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.adaj.2015.01.027
dc.rights.accessRights closedAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Odontología spa
dc.subject.uem Protocolos médicos spa
dc.subject.unesco Odontología spa
dc.subject.unesco Evaluación comparativa spa
dc.subject.unesco Método de evaluación spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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