22Apr 2017

USE OF NICKEL-TITANIUM ROTARY INSTRUMENTS AMONG DENTISTS IN CHENNAI.

  • ll BDS, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai ? 600 077.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College ,Chennai ? 600 077.
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Objective: To assess the use of nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary instruments among dentists in Chennai using a structured questionnaire. Materials and Methods: A survey was conducted among dentists in Chennai using a structured questionnaire. The sample size comprised of 91 dental practitioners in Chennai. Results: A total of 91 dental practitioners took up the survey. As many as 77 (84.6%) of them use NiTi rotary instruments and 14 (15.4%) of them do not use NiTi rotary instruments in their clinical practice. 28 (30.8%) dentists believed it helped in better obturation. 42 (54.5%) of the dentists experienced file fracture as the major drawback. Half of the respondents believed that the long time required to learn the technique was the reason for not using NiTi rotary instruments. Conclusion: This survey showed the awareness of dentists about benefits of NiTi rotary instruments application comparing to traditional techniques and also the high percent usage of these instruments among dentists.


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[Sahil Choudhari and Chandana Subbarao. (2017); USE OF NICKEL-TITANIUM ROTARY INSTRUMENTS AMONG DENTISTS IN CHENNAI. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (4). 1-5] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Sahil Choudhari
Department of Conservative Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College Chennai – 600 077

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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/3774       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/3774


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