Survey of the current radiologic practice among general dentists in North Carolina Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • Kashtwari, Deeba Nisar
    • Affiliation: School of Dentistry, Oral Pathology Section, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Graduate Program
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  • Objectives: This study assessed the status of current radiologic practice of general dentists in North Carolina. Also, it assessed whether years in practice, location of practice or graduation from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry impacted how they practiced. Methods: A survey was sent to a random sample of general dentists electronically twice using Qualtrics followed by a paper survey to the non-respondents. Results: 74% of the dentists used digital radiography, 87% used round collimation and only 12 % used rectangular collimation. Paralleling technique and XCP was used by majority of respondents. In the last three years majority changed to digital radiography. Conclusion: Years of experience and location of practice influenced the use of recommended practices. Methods to increased information along with publishing studies related to the subject would help in disseminating information to improve radiology practices. Continuing education courses should emphasize importance of implementing recommended practices.
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  • Phillips, Ceib
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  • Master of Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2014
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