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Root canal preparation by continuous rotation: the level of knowledge and the frequency of use by practitioners of the town of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire [Turk Endod J]
Turk Endod J. Ahead of Print: TEJ-09719

Root canal preparation by continuous rotation: the level of knowledge and the frequency of use by practitioners of the town of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Marie Chantal Avoaka-Boni1, Stéphane Xavier Djolé1, Yolande Gnagne-Koffi1, Cynthia Noelle Gnaba Nassi1, Wendpoulomdé Aimé Désiré Kaboré2
1Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics/Félix Houphouët-Boigny University 22 BP 612 Abidjan 22, Côte d
2Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics/Research Center of Health Sciences (UFR/SDS), Ouaga I Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO University, 03 BP 7021 Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso, West Africa

Objective: Mechanization of canal preparation has allowed the operative procedures for root canal treatment (RCT) to be less tedious. The objective of this work was to establish the level of knowledge of the dentists in the town of Abidjan regarding mechanized techniques. Methods: A survey was carried out among 145 practitioners in the town of Abidjan over a period of three months. The data collected were in regard to the length of time engaged in the profession, the type of practice, the frequency of the weekly RCTs, and the systems used. A descriptive analysis (calculation of numbers and percentages) was performed using EPI-INFO version 6 software. Results: Dentists in the majority (66%) had been engaged in the profession for more than ten years. More than half of the surveyed practitioners performed 5 RCTs per week on average. While 73% of them were cognizant of the existence of mechanical preparation, only 22% used it. HERO system is used the most (40%), followed by ProTaper (24%) and CMA systems (16%). Conclusion: This study revealed that practitioners trained in the past 10 years are more knowledgeable of mechanized canal preparation by continuous rotation, but very few of them use nickel-titanium files in practice.

Keywords: Canal preparation, nickel-titanium files, continuous rotation




Corresponding Author: Marie Chantal Avoaka-Boni, Cote d'Ivoire


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