Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : General Dentist Practice


Yovita Yonas; Zoraya Arwidhyan; Putu Yuri Divina; Hanif Nur Rasyid; AryoDwipo Kusumo; Retno Palupi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 657-665

Background: The advancement of endodontic tools and materials that can improve the success of root canal treatment currently supports tooth conservation efforts.Purpose: This study aims to determine the description of endodontic practice performed by general dentists. Methods: This type of descriptive study was a population of general dentists at Dental and Oral HospitalUniversitas Airlangga. The variable used was the practice of endodontic treatment for general dentists at Dental and Oral Hospital Universitas Airlangga. The responses were received as many as 34 forms then analysed and presented descriptively. Results: The study subjects were 34 people, of which 62% performed endodontic treatment on double rooted teeth. The frequency of endodontic treatment within 1 week of 0-5 teeth was performed by 76% of respondents.The majority of root canal preparation techniques used were crown down as many as 56% of respondents. The root canal irrigation agent sodium hypochlorite was used by 85% of the respondents. The single cone root filling technique was used by 59% of the respondents. As many as 85% of respondents prescribe antibiotics to patients with inflammation. Conclusion: Endodontic practice of general dentists at Dental and Oral Hospital Universitas Airlanggastill does not use the latest technology and does not adequately meet the guidelines for endodontic treatment that are valid internationally