Author(s): Stewardson DA
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Abstract Surveys have demonstrated that many dentists, even the recently qualified, do not carry out endodontics using currently recommended materials and techniques. To assess the scale and nature of this finding among young graduates, a questionnaire was sent to all graduates from the mainland United Kingdom dental schools qualified for either one or four years. Widespread reduction in the number of radiographs taken and rubber dam use was found. A minority had adopted techniques and materials without published guidelines. It is suggested that alterations are required in undergraduate teaching, vocational training and the United Kingdom National Health Service remuneration system in order to improve the standard of endodontics in general practice.
This article was published in Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent
and referenced in Journal of Medical and Dental Research