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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 375-382

Assessment of knowledge of traumatic tooth fracture management among endodontists and general practitioners in two different countries: A cross-sectional survey


Department of Clinical Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Reem MZ Barakat
Department of Clinical Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, P.O. Box 84428, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sej.sej_246_20

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Introduction: Knowledgeable and timely management of traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) plays a decisive role in their long-term prognosis. The aim of this study was to assess knowledge of managing traumatic tooth fracture of permanent teeth among endodontists and general practitioners (GPs) set in two different countries. Materials and Methods: A two-part self-administered questionnaire assessing knowledge of traumatic tooth fracture management was distributed among 400 professionals in Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. The first part contained seven questions related to the participants' demographic data, and the second part included ten questions related to the management of trauma case scenarios focused on crown and root fracture. Data were statistically analyzed. Results: One hundred and eighty-two individuals participated in this survey. Endodontists managed TDIs more frequently, and the mean number of their correct answers was significantly higher when compared with GPs (P = 0.004). Specialty was the constant predictor of level of knowledge (P = 0.001) excluding geographic location and frequency of treating TDIs. Conclusion: The level of knowledge of the participants in both countries in managing traumatic tooth fracture was moderate. Correct answer score was influenced by having a specialty in endodontics. Dental professionals' perception of their knowledge did not reflect their objectively measured level.


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