Authors: Lezan Fattah1 & Bushra Noaman2 & Rebuar Khalid3
1Department of Conservative, Faculty of Dentistry, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
2Department of Paedodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
3Department of Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: Research needed to study how restorative practice is performed in all countries of the world. Purpose: Investigate the causes of the placed and replaced restorations by northern Iraqi dentists. Method: A Practice-based study performed by seventy general practitioner dentists and one hundred of fourth and fifth grades of dental students from a dental faculty participated to perform this study. The study included filing forms about restorative dentistry practice during the normal working time of the dentists and during restorative dentistry course of the dental students. Results: Of the 10029 restorations included in this study, the placed restorations are more than the replaced ones with a statistically significant difference. The results show that the age group of 15-19 had the highest initial restoration placed (90%), in contrast, the highest restoration replacement was in >60 age group (23%). Conclusions: The study revealed different aspects of the restorative practice in Northern Iraq, for the first time in the region. The information is of significance that will make a relation between the experienced clinicians and academics in Iraq.
Keywords: Caries, Fracture, Operative dentistry, Repair, Replacement, Restoration
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