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Preferences of UK-Based Dentists When Undertaking Root Coverage and Regenerative Procedures: A Pilot Questionnaire Study.

Siaili M, Chatzopoulou D, Gillam DG - Int J Dent (2014)

Bottom Line: Smoking was considered a contraindication by most of the participants and conflicting responses were given regarding the use of antibiotics as part of the care following regenerative procedures.Conclusions.The participants incorporated both traditional and "novel" techniques and products in reconstructive procedures and appeared to be up to date with the evidence from the dental literature.

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Affiliation: Institute of Dentistry, Centre for Adult Oral Health, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 2AD, UK.

ABSTRACT
Objectives. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the awareness and preferences of registered United Kingdom (UK) dentists specialising or with an interest in periodontics in root coverage and regenerative procedures. Methods. A cross-sectional postal survey of 366 dentists was conducted. The questionnaire was divided in two sections and most of the questions were giving the option of multiple answers. Frequencies and associations between the demographic profiles of the participants with their answers were evaluated. Results. 63% of dentists with an interest in periodontics and 32% of specialists returned the questionnaire. Guided tissue regeneration procedures and the use of enamel matrix derivatives were recommended for the reconstruction of bony defects and both subepithelial connective tissue graft and coronally advanced flap with or without enamel matrix derivatives were the most popular choices for root coverage. Smoking was considered a contraindication by most of the participants and conflicting responses were given regarding the use of antibiotics as part of the care following regenerative procedures. Conclusions. The participants incorporated both traditional and "novel" techniques and products in reconstructive procedures and appeared to be up to date with the evidence from the dental literature. However, it was evident that there was confusion regarding the role of antibiotics in regenerative procedures.

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Participants' responses: frequencies of options for the treatment of three-, two-, and one-wall intrabony defects.
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fig3: Participants' responses: frequencies of options for the treatment of three-, two-, and one-wall intrabony defects.

Mentions: The preferences of the participants for the surgical treatment of intrabony defects are shown in Figure 3. For the correction of a three-wall intrabony defect, most of the participants opted for using EMD without (36%; n = 50) and with bone grafts (31%; n = 44) and using bone grafts with or without the use of barrier membranes (35%; n = 49).


Preferences of UK-Based Dentists When Undertaking Root Coverage and Regenerative Procedures: A Pilot Questionnaire Study.

Siaili M, Chatzopoulou D, Gillam DG - Int J Dent (2014)

Participants' responses: frequencies of options for the treatment of three-, two-, and one-wall intrabony defects.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig3: Participants' responses: frequencies of options for the treatment of three-, two-, and one-wall intrabony defects.
Mentions: The preferences of the participants for the surgical treatment of intrabony defects are shown in Figure 3. For the correction of a three-wall intrabony defect, most of the participants opted for using EMD without (36%; n = 50) and with bone grafts (31%; n = 44) and using bone grafts with or without the use of barrier membranes (35%; n = 49).

Bottom Line: Smoking was considered a contraindication by most of the participants and conflicting responses were given regarding the use of antibiotics as part of the care following regenerative procedures.Conclusions.The participants incorporated both traditional and "novel" techniques and products in reconstructive procedures and appeared to be up to date with the evidence from the dental literature.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Dentistry, Centre for Adult Oral Health, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 2AD, UK.

ABSTRACT
Objectives. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the awareness and preferences of registered United Kingdom (UK) dentists specialising or with an interest in periodontics in root coverage and regenerative procedures. Methods. A cross-sectional postal survey of 366 dentists was conducted. The questionnaire was divided in two sections and most of the questions were giving the option of multiple answers. Frequencies and associations between the demographic profiles of the participants with their answers were evaluated. Results. 63% of dentists with an interest in periodontics and 32% of specialists returned the questionnaire. Guided tissue regeneration procedures and the use of enamel matrix derivatives were recommended for the reconstruction of bony defects and both subepithelial connective tissue graft and coronally advanced flap with or without enamel matrix derivatives were the most popular choices for root coverage. Smoking was considered a contraindication by most of the participants and conflicting responses were given regarding the use of antibiotics as part of the care following regenerative procedures. Conclusions. The participants incorporated both traditional and "novel" techniques and products in reconstructive procedures and appeared to be up to date with the evidence from the dental literature. However, it was evident that there was confusion regarding the role of antibiotics in regenerative procedures.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus