Undergraduate Endodontic Training and Its Relation to Contemporary Practice: Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study in Saudi Arabia

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Background and Objectives. The aim of this study is to explore the current state of endodontic practical training in Saudi dental schools and its relevance to contemporary endodontic practice. Materials and Methods. An online questionnaire was developed and emailed to all dental schools in Saudi Arabia. This questionnaire was answered by the endodontic undergraduate program director. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics. Results. The response rate was 96.15%, which means twenty-five out of twenty-six dental schools participated in the study. The majority of the academic supervisors was endodontists (92%). The use of magnification and ultrasonic tips was not required by 84% and 76% of the dental schools, respectively. The main endodontic treatment techniques were the step-back technique and gates glidden for cleaning and shaping (76%) and cold lateral compaction for obturation (92%). Conclusions. The dental students were supervised by endodontic specialists and trained to use traditional endodontic methods. Encouraging dental educators to train students to use modern technology and equipment would probably improve their graduate clinical skills and performance.

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Algahtani, F. N., Barakat, R. M., Alqarni, L. M., Alqabbani, A. F., Alkadi, M. F., & Almohareb, R. A. (2023). Undergraduate Endodontic Training and Its Relation to Contemporary Practice: Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1155/2023/7484570

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