Table of Contents
ISRN Dentistry
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 865780, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/865780
Research Article

A Survey of Standard Protocols for Endodontic Treatment in North of KSA

1Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, AlJouf University, P.O. Box 2014, Sakaka, AlJouf, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Operative Dentistry, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan
3Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, AlJouf University, Sakaka, Saudi Arabia
4Faculty of Dentistry, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
5AlJouf University, Sakaka, Saudi Arabia

Received 12 January 2014; Accepted 10 March 2014; Published 4 May 2014

Academic Editors: H. S. Cardash and D. Wray

Copyright © 2014 Azhar Iqbal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The objective of this study was to collect information regarding methods, materials, and attitudes employed during the endodontic treatment by dentists in north of Saudi Arabia. A questionnaire was designed and distributed among 300 dentists in north of Saudi Arabia to collect the data about the standard protocols of endodontic treatment. The collected data was analyzed by using the SPSS 10 computer software. Out of a total of 300 surveyed dentists, the 66% response rate showed that this study was true representation of the endodontic treatment performed by the dentists in north of Saudi Arabia. 152 (76%) were general dentists and 48 (24%) were endodontists. 18 (9%) were using rubber dam as the method of isolation during endodontic treatment. 173 (86.5%) were using only measurement radiographs for working length determination and 27 (13.5%) were using both electronic apex locator and measurement radiographs. 95 (47.5%) of the respondents were using standardized technique and 25 (12.5%) were using step-down as a root canal preparation technique. 127 (63.5%) of the respondents were using lateral condensation technique, with gutta percha points for root canal obturation.