Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Survey on Various Types of Access Cavity Preparations in Posterior Teeth among Endodontists and Post Graduate Students Residing in South India
The aim of this survey is to assess the knowledge, attitude and opinion on various types of access cavity preparations in posterior teeth among endodontists and post graduate students in south India. A questionnaire containing 15 questions were formulated and circulated through electronic media among various dental practitioners in India. This survey revealed that more than twothirds of the respondents had knowledge about various types of access cavity preparations in posterior teeth in Endodontic. Most of the respondents felt that this treatment strategy should be incorporated into dentistry. However, the results indicated that more than one third of the respondents were not aware of the techniques and steps involved in these minimally invasive endodontic procedures. The results reflected that most of the dentists have knowledge about various types of access cavity preparations in posterior teeth and are keen on practicing the same. However, the results also showed that most of the dentists wanted the implementation of the procedures in an effective way to reach out to the patients.