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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.
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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