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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Ethical Aspects Concerning Endodontic Instrument Fracture
Author: da Silva R.F.
Pereira S.D. da R.
Daruge Jr. E.
Francesquini Jr. L.
Portilho C.D.M.
Estrela C.
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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Date Issue: 2008
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