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Questionnaire survey about the awareness of dentists on materials used for retrograde filling

Tsvetelina Borisova-Papancheva, Vladimir Panov, Georgi Papanchev, Martina Markova


The aim of our study is to evaluate and analyze the opinion amongst Bulgarian dentists from Varna and Sofia about the materials and methods used for ret- rograde obturation. The results are based on the an- swers amongst 120 dentists on an individual question- naire for a period of 60 days. The survey was conduct- ed during scientific and educational events in the city of Varna and Sofia.
The results show that 43% of the dentists usual- ly perform a retrograde cavity for a retrograde filling. 54% of the respondents observe better outcomes in cas- es without retrograde obturation or do not find a dif- ference between the two methods. 57% use MTA for retrograde filling and 13% still use amalgam, despite its proven disadvantages.


apical resection; materials; retrograde filling; survey

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