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Ethical aspects concerning endodontic Ethical aspects concerning endodontic instrument fracture instrument fracture
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Keywords

Ethics
Accidents
Dental instruments
Endodontics

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Silva RF da, Pereira SD da R, Daruge Júnior E, Francesquini Júnior L, Portilho CDM, Estrela C. Ethical aspects concerning endodontic Ethical aspects concerning endodontic instrument fracture instrument fracture. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2016 Jan. 15 [cited 2024 Apr. 19];7(25):1535-8. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8642873

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to address several ethical aspects concerning the behavior of endodontists and general dentists regarding endodontic instrument fracture during root canal treatment. Methods: The responses of a group of professionals (endodontists and general dentists) to a questionnaire were reviewed and analyzed statistically by Fisher’s Exact and chi-square tests at 5% significance level. Results: Forty-six percent of the interviewees responded that they would try to solve the problem without informing the patient about the accident. Only 28.1% of the participants affirmed that they would let the patient know right at the moment of occurrence. Conclusions: The outcomes of this survey demonstrate that most professionals are afraid of informing their patient about an accidental endodontic instrument breakage during treatment and might be subject to lawsuits.
https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v7i25.8642873
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