File Download
  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)

Article: Perceptions of single-visit and multiple-visit endodontic treatment: a survey of endodontic specialists and general dentists in Hong Kong

TitlePerceptions of single-visit and multiple-visit endodontic treatment: a survey of endodontic specialists and general dentists in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=2041-1618&site=1
Citation
Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry, 2016, v. 7 n. 3, p. 263-271 How to Cite?
AbstractAIM: To study the preference of practice for single- and multiple-visit endodontic treatment by Hong Kong endodontists and general dental practitioners (GDPs), and to investigate their reasons for choosing single- or multiple-visit treatment in their practice. METHOD: An anonymous questionnaire was mailed to all 16 registered endodontists and 800 randomly selected GDPs in Hong Kong to explore their preference and reasons for selecting single- or multiple-visit endodontic treatment for their patients. Information on the use of magnifying loupes, microscopes and the number of years they have been in dental practice was also collected. RESULTS: Eight endodontists and 429 GDPs returned their questionnaires and the response rate was 50% and 53.6% respectively. Among the GDPs, 404 (94.2%) undertook endodontic treatment in their practices. For those performing endodontic treatment, the mean number of years of practice was 23.6 ± 4.8 for endodontists and 15.3 ± 9.1 for GDPs. Seven endodontists (87.5%) used a surgical microscope. For GDPs, only 25 (6.2%) used a surgical microscope and 123 (30.4%) used magnifying loupes during endodontic treatment. Seven endodontists (87.5%) and 375 GDPs (92.8%) predominantly performed multiple-visit treatment. The commonest reasons for choosing multiple-visit treatment for both endodontists and GDPs were the positive effects of interappointment medications (n = 3, 37.5%) and that the tooth to be treated had doubtful prognosis (n = 103, 25.5%). The commonest reason for choosing single-visit treatment for both endodontists and general dentists was that treatment could be completed in one visit (n = 4, 50%) and (n = 127, 31.4%). CONCLUSION: Most Hong Kong endodontists and GDPs preferred offering multiple-visit endodontic treatment.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/234456
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.268

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorWong, AWY-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, S-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, C-
dc.contributor.authorChu, CH-
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-14T13:47:00Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-14T13:47:00Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry, 2016, v. 7 n. 3, p. 263-271-
dc.identifier.issn2041-1618-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/234456-
dc.description.abstractAIM: To study the preference of practice for single- and multiple-visit endodontic treatment by Hong Kong endodontists and general dental practitioners (GDPs), and to investigate their reasons for choosing single- or multiple-visit treatment in their practice. METHOD: An anonymous questionnaire was mailed to all 16 registered endodontists and 800 randomly selected GDPs in Hong Kong to explore their preference and reasons for selecting single- or multiple-visit endodontic treatment for their patients. Information on the use of magnifying loupes, microscopes and the number of years they have been in dental practice was also collected. RESULTS: Eight endodontists and 429 GDPs returned their questionnaires and the response rate was 50% and 53.6% respectively. Among the GDPs, 404 (94.2%) undertook endodontic treatment in their practices. For those performing endodontic treatment, the mean number of years of practice was 23.6 ± 4.8 for endodontists and 15.3 ± 9.1 for GDPs. Seven endodontists (87.5%) used a surgical microscope. For GDPs, only 25 (6.2%) used a surgical microscope and 123 (30.4%) used magnifying loupes during endodontic treatment. Seven endodontists (87.5%) and 375 GDPs (92.8%) predominantly performed multiple-visit treatment. The commonest reasons for choosing multiple-visit treatment for both endodontists and GDPs were the positive effects of interappointment medications (n = 3, 37.5%) and that the tooth to be treated had doubtful prognosis (n = 103, 25.5%). The commonest reason for choosing single-visit treatment for both endodontists and general dentists was that treatment could be completed in one visit (n = 4, 50%) and (n = 127, 31.4%). CONCLUSION: Most Hong Kong endodontists and GDPs preferred offering multiple-visit endodontic treatment.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=2041-1618&site=1-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry-
dc.rightsThis is the accepted version of the following article: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry, 2016, v. 7 n. 3, p. 263-271, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/jicd.12154/abstract-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titlePerceptions of single-visit and multiple-visit endodontic treatment: a survey of endodontic specialists and general dentists in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWong, AWY: drawong@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailZhang, C: zhangcf@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChu, CH: chchu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityZhang, C=rp01408-
dc.identifier.authorityChu, CH=rp00022-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jicd.12154-
dc.identifier.hkuros268404-
dc.identifier.hkuros268406-
dc.identifier.volume7-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage263-
dc.identifier.epage271-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats