Patterns of Post-Endodontic Restoration: A Nationwide Survey of Dentists in Turkey


USTA S. N. , Cömert-Pak B., Karaismailoğlu E., EYMİRLİ A. , DENİZ SUNGUR D.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol.19, no.3, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/ijerph19031794
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Keywords: composite resins, endodontics, post core technic, GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS, TREATED TEETH, FRACTURE-RESISTANCE, COMPOSITE RESIN, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, INCISORS, MOLARS, PREMOLARS, SURVIVAL, STRESS

Abstract

© 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.Developments in materials and techniques, geographical locations, age, specialty, and af-filiations of dental practitioners affect the preference of post-endodontic restoration. Thus, this survey aimed to evaluate the trends of dentists in Turkey in terms of post-endodontic restorations. An anonymous survey containing 10 questions regarding demographics, post-endodontic restoration patterns, and factors affecting restoration selection was electronically delivered to the dentists reg-istered in the database of the Turkish Dental Association. The data were analyzed using by a chi-square test and ordinal logistic regression analysis. A total of 1093 surveys from 20,564 participants were collected with a response rate of 5.3%. Half of the participants (52%) preferred composite resins for post-endodontic restorations. Usage of posts was less prevalent amongst prosthodontists and dentists with clinical experience of more than 20 years compared to endodontists (p < 0.001) and dentists with clinical experience of less than 5 years (p = 0.004). More than half of the participants (56%) utilized fiber posts. Composite resins and fiber posts were the most common preferences in post-endodontic restoration. Endodontists had a higher tendency to use posts than prosthodontists and general dental practitioners.