Purpose: To evaluate dentists’ perceptions of endodontic and implant treatment, to review their current and projected utilization, and to assess the sources of information upon which these opinions are based. •N= 306 dentists
A 16-question survey was developed and distributed to a 648 dentists who graduated from the University of Connecticut
Dental School over the past 30 years.
Most highlighted Results:
•55% of the respondents did not know that different criteria are used in the literature to evaluate implant and root canal treatment.
•45% of respondents thought RCT of teeth with vital pulp is superior to implant, 30% thought RCT of teeth with necrotic pulp was superior to implants, and only 16% thought retreatment was preferable.
educational effort should be targeted to increase the awareness of the endodontic prognosis and the differences in criteria for success in implant and root canal treatment.