2021 Volume 9 Issue 3

LASERS RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES OF DENTISTS IN RIYADH CITY: A SURVEY-BASED STUDY


Meshari Abdulaziz AlHumaidi, Sultan Lafi AlJahdali, Mohammed Khalid Mohammed AlGab, Abdullah Ali Alrizqi, Abdullah Nawaf AlShammeri, Abdulaziz Abdullah AlQarni
Abstract

Use of lasers in health profession is not new as it dates back more than 100 years when this technology was first tested by Planck in 1900. Since then, there is no looking back, with these advancements being used in various sectors of health. The present study is a cross-sectional one, that utilized a close-ended questionnaire. The target of this study is the dental professionals of Riyadh city; hence, all dentists with the tendency to participate were required to complete the questionnaire.

After comparison of the responses based on designation, it was indicated that 47% of general practitioners were unsatisfied with their level of knowledge (p-value: 0.023), use of lasers increased with designations (p-value: 0.008), and 55% of consultants believed that not using anesthesia is one of the important reasons to use lasers (p-value: 0.007). Rest of the questions did not result in any significant comparison. Overall knowledge of dental practitioners on laser use was found to be on the lower side.


How to cite this article
Vancouver
AlHumaidi MA, AlJahdali SL, AlGab MKM, Alrizqi AA, AlShammeri AN, AlQarni AA. Lasers Related Knowledge And Practices Of Dentists In Riyadh City: A Survey-Based Study. Ann Dent Spec. 2021;9(3):5-14. https://doi.org/10.51847/oZYea7i8j6
APA
AlHumaidi, M. A., AlJahdali, S. L., AlGab, M. K. M., Alrizqi, A. A., AlShammeri, A. N., & AlQarni, A. A. (2021). Lasers Related Knowledge And Practices Of Dentists In Riyadh City: A Survey-Based Study. Annals of Dental Specialty, 9(3),5-14. https://doi.org/10.51847/oZYea7i8j6
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