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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2016, 4(4), 68-71
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-4-4-2
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Do Dentists in Ha’il Region Follow Contemporary Pulp Protection Protocols? A Saudi Based Study

Mohammad Aljanakh1, Asaad Javaid Mirza1, , Ammar Ahmed Siddiqui1, Moazzy Al-Mansour2 and Maaz Asad3

1Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hail, KSA

2Department of Restorative Dentistry, Ha’il Dental Centre, KSA

3Department of Periodontology, Baqai Dental College, Baqai Medical, University, Karachi, Pakistan

Pub. Date: June 17, 2016

Cite this paper:
Mohammad Aljanakh, Asaad Javaid Mirza, Ammar Ahmed Siddiqui, Moazzy Al-Mansour and Maaz Asad. Do Dentists in Ha’il Region Follow Contemporary Pulp Protection Protocols? A Saudi Based Study. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2016; 4(4):68-71. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-4-4-2


Objective: This study assessed the clinical implementation of contemporary pulp protection protocol among dentists in the Ha’il Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Methods: A cross-sectional, paper based survey was conducted among dentists in the Ha’il Region. An easy-to- answer questionnaire was distributed among 200 licensed dentists in the region and recollected after more than a month. Results: The response rate was 47.5% (95 n) with majority (70.2%) of male respondents. The mean age of participants was 35.65 years Analysis of data reveals that majority of the dental clinicians did not clinically implement the contemporary protocols for pulp protection. Conclusion: Most of the dentists practicing in Ha’il region, KSA were not following current pulp protection protocol during operative dentistry procedures.

pulp protection cavity liners and bases remaining dentin thickness (RDT)

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