Circumstances behind the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography for endodontic reasons in Sweden from the perspective of the referring dentist

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Title Circumstances behind the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography for endodontic reasons in Sweden from the perspective of the referring dentist
Author Mota de Almeida, Fernando José ; Flygare, Lennart ; Knutsson, Kerstin ; Wolf, Eva
Date 2017
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Aim: To study the circumstances preceding the CBCT examination referral for endodontic reasons in Sweden. Methodology: Fourteen dentists (8 female) 33–58 years of age (mean =44), practicing in Sweden were strategically selected. Ten of the dentists were specialists in endodontics. The absolute inclusion criterion was experience of referring patients for CBCT for endodontic reasons. The included dentists provided a variation concerning gender, age, work experience, education background, location of practice, service affiliation and accessibility to CBCT. Data was obtained through thematic, semi-structured interviews exposing the context of their last self-reported three referrals. Dentists were encouraged to describe their experiences of the circumstances in their own words, aided by the interviewer’s openended questions. The interviews were audio recorded and transcribed verbatim. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyze the text. Results: The preliminary results may indicate that high clinical diagnostic standards, clinical common sense and a willingness of helping the patient with minimal harm may restrict the use of CBCT to address complex diagnostic judgements or therapeutic decisions, which comply with existing European guidelines on the use of CBCT in endodontics. Knowledge of guidelines was however limited among the interviewed dentists. Conclusions: Common sense and high professional standards seem to lead dentists in Sweden to comply with current European guidelines for the use of CBCT in endodontics even when the den tists lack knowledge of the guidelines. Acknowledgements: This work is funded by the Norrbotten County Council.
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18th ESE (European Society of Endodontology) Biennial Congress (14–16 September 2017 : Brussels, Belgium)
Publisher Wiley
Host/Issue International Endodontic Journal;S1
Volume 50
ISSN 1365-2591
Language eng (iso)
Subject Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Note https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/iej.12813
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/28962 Permalink to this page
Link https://www.e-s-e.eu/ese-biennial-congress/brussel... (external link to related web page)
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