Research Article
Volume 20 Issue 5 - 2021
Does Working in Public or Private Sector in United Arab Emirates Influence the Clinical Decision in Selection of Post System for Endodontically Treated Teeth?
Shweta Nar1*, Hazem Mourad2 and Brian R Davies3
1Specialist Registrar, PHC-Dental, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2Consultant of Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, Egypt and Senior Specialist of Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, Dubai Health Authority, UAE and Fellow of Alexandria and Oral Implantology Association, Egypt and International Congress of Oral Implantologists, USA and Member of the Faculty of Dental Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland
3Principal Teaching Fellow and Senior Specialist Clinical Teacher, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London, London, England, UK
*Corresponding Author: Shweta Nar, Specialist Registrar, PHC-Dental, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Received: February 22, 2021; Published: April 20, 2021


Introduction: Selection of the posts for endodontically treated teeth is a complex multifactorial decision. Although well established in the literature, confusion may still exist among dentists regarding the indications and functions of posts.

Objective: This study aims to find out, if there is any difference in the selection of post system for endodontically treated teeth, between the dentists working in the private sector and the public sector in the United Arab Emirates.

Methods: A questionnaire in the English language was sent randomly to dentists working (public and private sector), in Unites Arab Emirates (Dubai, Sharjah, Ras AL Khaimah, Fujairah) through email/hardcopies/survey portal.

Results: Out of all reasons cited for the selection of posts, only the fewer number of visits (public sector) and cost (private sector) showed a statistical significance at p-value 0.023 and p < 0.01 respectively; Although fibre posts were generally the most commonly used posts by both sectors, the metal active prefabricated post was used mainly in the private sector (statically significant at p-value 0.046). Metal cast posts were preferred in anterior teeth by the public sector (p-value 0.046), and metal active prefabricated was preferred in premolars and molars by the private sector (p-value 0.014 and 0.046 respectively). Other posts like zirconia and titanium were only used in the public sector (p-value 0.022 for premolars and p-value 0.041 for molars).

Conclusion: Within the limitations of this study, it can be concluded that although the basic concepts for using posts were the same for dentists in both the sectors, however, some differences were found in their clinical decisions of the selection of posts for root canal treated teeth.

Keywords: Fibre Post; Metal Cast Post; Metal Active Prefabricated Posts


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Citation: Shweta Nar., et al. “Does Working in Public or Private Sector in United Arab Emirates Influence the Clinical Decision in Selection of Post System for Endodontically Treated Teeth?”. EC Dental Science 20.5 (2021): 16-27.

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