Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet

Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Endodontic follow-up practices, sources of knowledge, and self-assessed treatment outcome among general dental practitioners in Sweden and Norway
Malmö University, Faculty of Odontology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8105-6000
Malmö University, Faculty of Odontology.
Malmö University, Faculty of Odontology.
Malmö University, Faculty of Odontology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6112-7070
2020 (English)In: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6357, E-ISSN 1502-3850Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Objective: To reduce the gap between what can be achieved in endodontic treatments and the observed treatment outcome among general dental practitioners, the present study set out to assess the status of the endodontic practices as regards to knowledge and self-assessed skills among general dental practitioners in Sweden and Norway. Material and method: The questionnaire was sent to 1384 general dental practitioners. It contained questions regarding access to continuing education in endodontics, sources of knowledge for clinical management of patients, post-operative follow-ups, self-assessed success-rate, and the initial diagnosis impact on the outcome of endodontic treatments. Results: The response rate was 61.4%. Almost half estimated their endodontic success-rate to be 90%. About two-thirds of the respondents did not know, or did not believe, that the initial diagnosis could affect the outcome of their endodontic treatments. Respondents who did not believe the diagnosis could impact the outcome were more likely to estimate their success rate as the highest (p<.001). Less than half performed post-operative follow-ups a year after treatment. A third of the respondents had not attended any continuing endodontic education. Conclusion: Dentists who do not receive regular feedback on their treatments may lack insight into their own shortcomings. If this is combined with insufficient knowledge and understanding it may result in sub-par endodontic treatments being performed. It is important to have reliable ways to communicate current endodontic knowledge and to establish robust methods that may help dentists accurately assess their own performance in endodontics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2020.
Keywords [en]
Root canal therapy; questionnaire; postoperative follow-up; self-evaluation
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-17276DOI: 10.1080/00016357.2020.1763455OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-17276DiVA, id: diva2:1430192
Available from: 2020-05-14 Created: 2020-05-14 Last updated: 2020-05-18Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1093 kB)2 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1093 kBChecksum SHA-512
6dded72da90f9e93c449db0686c18971275407124094148fd63fb6bf646792c217c88b325537bb6a2947de9e9ea04a3ccc3b14b38daa92da331cc4c9158aeacd
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Malmberg, LeonaSturestam, AnnaFagring, AnnikaBjörkner, Annika Elisabeth
By organisation
Faculty of Odontology
In the same journal
Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Dentistry

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 2 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 7 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf