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International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2020, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part B

A Survey on the use of rotary nickel-titanium endodontic instruments by endodontists in Delhi

AUTHOR(S): Nimra Iqbal, Rohit Kochhar, Ruchika Dewan and Manju Kumari
ABSTRACT:Aim: To ascertain the use of rotary Nickle-Titanium instruments by Endodontists in Delhi
Methodology: A cross-sectional survey was carried out in March 2020 on 50 endodontists from Delhi. A questionnaire survey was developed comprising of 10 questions to assess their knowledge, awareness of rotary Nickel-Titanium instruments.
Statistical analysis: Data were subjected to appropriate statistical measures and analyzed.
Result: Among 50 endodontits 32% of endodontists were undergoing post graduation, 42% have an experience of less tha 2 yrs after post graduation and 26% have an experience of three yrs and more.The main mentioned reason of rotary NiTi file fracture was overusage (54.14%) followed by excessive pressure on file (32.65%) and then complex root anatomy (10.20%). 66% of endodontists said that they will prefer rotary NiTi files over stainless steel files.
Conclusion: Dentists need more training and more comprehensive education regarding NiTi rotary instruments and techniques
Pages: 87-94  |  103 Views  7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Nimra Iqbal, Rohit Kochhar, Ruchika Dewan, Manju Kumari. A Survey on the use of rotary nickel-titanium endodontic instruments by endodontists in Delhi. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(3):87-94.
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