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

Authors

  • Rhonan Ferreira da Silva University of Campinas
  • Sávio Domingos da Rocha Pereira Espírito-Santense Integrated Schools
  • Eduardo Daruge Júnior University of Campinas
  • Luiz Francesquini Júnior University of Campinas
  • Cláudia Daniela Moreira Portilho Federal University of Goiás
  • Carlos Estrela Federal University of Goiás

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v7i25.8642873

Keywords:

Ethics, Accidents, Dental instruments, Endodontics

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.

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Author Biographies

Rhonan Ferreira da Silva, University of Campinas

DDS, MSc, Postgraduate Student in Morphology - Anatomy Division, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Brazil

Sávio Domingos da Rocha Pereira, Espírito-Santense Integrated Schools

DDS, MSc, Professor of Forensic Dentistry, Espírito-Santense Integrated Schools, Brazil

Eduardo Daruge Júnior, University of Campinas

DDS, MSc, PhD, Professor of Forensic Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas

Luiz Francesquini Júnior, University of Campinas

DDS, MSc, PhD, Professor of Forensic Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas

Cláudia Daniela Moreira Portilho, Federal University of Goiás

DDS, Endodontist, Dental School, Federal University of Goiás

Carlos Estrela, Federal University of Goiás

DDS, MSc, PhD, Professor of Endodontics, Dental School, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil

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Published

2016-01-15

How to Cite

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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 2023 Feb. 4];7(25):1535-8. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8642873

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