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Is mineral trioxide aggregate, a panacea in dentistry? A questionnaire survey

Surendar Sugumaran , M. S. Nivedhitha


The aim of this questionnaire survey was to study the level of awareness among the dentists in Chennai, the current status of knowledge and opinion toward mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) as a panacea in dentistry. A total of 200 dentists and specialists (endodontist) were included in this survey. The first part contained questions regarding the profile of the respondents including gender, age group, field of practice, and years of experience. The second part contained 16 questions regarding the knowledge and opinion toward the use of MTA proving to be a panacea in dentistry. The results of this questionnaire survey showed that dental practitioners agree to the fact that MTA has successfully replaced calcium hydroxide as the new panacea in dentistry. The dental residents and endodontist in Chennai were much aware of the uses and advantages of MTA. Due to its superior clinical performance, it is concluded that MTA is a panacea in dentistry.

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