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Knowledge, attitude, and practice survey on the use of dental operating microscope in endodontics: A cross-sectional survey

M. Karthick Auswin , Sindhu Ramesh


This knowledge, attitude, and practice survey were carried on to determine the level of awareness on the usage of dental operating microscope in endodontic procedures among the endodontist and general practitioners in Chennai. This survey was conducted during April 2017. The participants of this survey included both the endodontist and nonendodontist. To encourage unbiased data, no identification of participant’s data was requested. A questionnaire consisting of 15 questions was used in this survey. 224 questionnaires were handed to various dental practitioners including endodontist and nonendodontist. Responses were obtained from all the 100 endodontist. Among the 124 nonendodontist, 12 did not respond giving a response rate of 90.32% for this group. The findings of the present study revealed that the endodontists had a more knowledge and clinical exposure of working under a dental operating microscope.

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