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Treatment approaches and antibiotic use for emergency dental treatment in Turkey

Overview of attention for article published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, November 2013
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Title
Treatment approaches and antibiotic use for emergency dental treatment in Turkey
Published in
Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, November 2013
DOI 10.2147/tcrm.s52009
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Fatima Betul Basturk, Faruk Haznedaroglu, Mehmet Baybora Kayahan, Rabia Figen Kaptan

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to gather information about Turkish general dental practitioners' treatment approaches towards endodontic emergencies, antibiotic-prescribing habits, and their participation in lifelong learning programs. Questionnaires were given to dentists who attended the 16th National Congress organized by the Turkish Dental Association. From 1,400 questionnaires distributed, 589 (43%) were deemed usable in this study. This survey dealt with questions that were subdivided into two main topics: dental emergency treatment approaches, and antibiotic prescription and information on lifelong learning program participation. The statistical analysis was conducted with a χ (2) test at a significance level of P<0.05. For irreversible pulpitis cases in vital teeth, most of the dental practitioners (65.3%) preferred single-visit root canal treatments. For teeth presenting a periapical lesion, the preferred treatment approach was root canal treatment (91.5%). The rate of prescription of analgesics and antibiotics was 21.7% in untreated acute apical periodontitis cases and 41% in acute apical abscess cases. Frequently prescribed antibiotics were amoxicillin-clavulanate (61.8%) and amoxicillin (46.5%). There was a tendency for practitioners to attend congresses as their years of professional practice increased (P<0.0001). There have been discrepancies between taught and observed practice. Educational initiatives are needed to prevent inappropriate prescription of antibiotics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Egypt 1 2%
Unknown 54 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 27%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Lecturer 3 5%
Researcher 3 5%
Other 14 25%
Unknown 10 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 60%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 5%
Unspecified 2 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Other 3 5%
Unknown 11 20%

Attention Score in Context

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#2,125,011
of 4,507,509 outputs
Outputs from Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
#206
of 397 outputs
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#46,321
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Outputs of similar age from Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
#13
of 22 outputs
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