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Refuat Hapeh Vehashinayim (1993). 2006 Apr;23(2):19-23, 65.

[Decision making of Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University Dental Schools graduates in every day dentistry--is there a difference?].

[Article in Hebrew]

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Zrifin Central Dental Institute, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces.


This study was designed to evaluate decision-making among Jerusalem Hebrew-University and Tel Aviv University dental schools graduates in various restorative dentistry, endodontics and oral surgery issues. A survey was conducted among 52 dentists during a dental military convention. Most of the dentists stated they will not recommend of re-treatment of endodontic-treated tooth with asymptomatic peri-apical pathology that does not need further rehabilitation. The study reveals over treatment and over-medication in restorative and surgery decisions. More than half of the dentists decided to treat caries lesions that extend to the dentino enamel junction, in low and moderate caries risk patients. More Hebrew University graduates than Tel Aviv University graduates recommend of removal of asymptomatic horizontal fully impacted mandibular third molar and disease-free maxillary third molar antagonist. Most of Tel Aviv graduates routinely prescribe antibiotic coverage after complicated tooth extraction. This study supports the need for continuing education on daily performed dental procedures.

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