Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published

ISSN : 2454-2288

Infobase Index Factor : 2.8

ABSTRACT

A survey on radiographic prescription practices in dental implant assessment

Mahdi Alnahwi, Abdullaziz Alqarni, Rayed Alqahtani, Baher Baker Magnas, Fares Nasser Alshahrani

ABSTRACT

Aim To survey the current radiographic prescriptions in dental implant assessment among implant practitioners in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Material and Methods One hundred and twenty dentists were interviewed by employing a questionnaire which enquired about the radiographic evaluation methods prescribed by practitioners in implant site assessment in their implantology practice. Other reasons for choosing particular imaging modalities were also enquired. The data collected from the survey was analysed using SPSS. Result It was observed that the majority of the surveyed dentists prescribe panoramic radiographs for dental implant assessment. The main reasons given for prescribing panoramic radiography were availability and broad coverage. Conclusion The majority of surveyed dentists prescribe panoramic radiographs for dental implant assessment based on its availability and only a small number strictly adhered to the recommended guidelines of the international associations with regards to cross sectional imaging.

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