Poster Presentation

Poster Presentation

PR34 - Endodontic Practices Following Dental School

Thursday, April 26
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Exhibit Hall

Introduction: The purpose of this survey was to determine if what is taught in dental school with respect to endodontics is utilized in practice, or are general dentists seeking continuing education in endodontic treatment. Methods: A survey was emailed to past graduates of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, with 254 surveys being returned, an 11% response rate. Questions included year graduated, their current practice status, types of endodontic procedures they routinely complete and how much endodontic continuing education they have completed in the past 10 years. Results: Two hundred and fifty-four subjects (72.1% males, 57.5% 40+ years old) were included in the study. Comparing subjects in 20-30, 31-40 and 41-50 year age groups, the subjects who were in 51-60 and 60+ year age groups were more likely to perform root canals through crowns (61.7% & 73.6% vs. 46.3% & 55.2% & 53.7%; p=0.0066), retreatments (38.3% & 39.6% vs. 14.6% & 28.8% & 38.3%; p=0.0072) and apical surgery (14.9% & 26.4% vs. 9.8% & 10.6% & 10%; p=0.0132). Comparing subjects who completed zero-six hours of endodontic CE in the past year to the subjects who completed more than 7 hours of endodontic CE, 7+ hours of CE were more likely to perform root canals through crowns (95.1% vs. 52%; p<0.0001). Conclusion: Practitioners who perform more endodontic procedures completed more continuing education after dental school. Older practitioners perform more endodontic procedures than their younger counterparts.

Jennie Harris

Endodontic Resident
University of Iowa

Jennie is a second year endodontic resident at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. Graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics with her D.D.S. in 2016.

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Anne Williamson

Endodontic Grad Program Director
University of Iowa

DDS, University of Nebraska, 1984. Certificate, General Practice Residency, University of Nebraska, 1989. Certificate, Endodontics, University of Iowa, 2003. MS, Oral Science, The University of Iowa, 2004. Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics

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Fang Qian

Associate Research Scientist
University of Iowa

M.A., City University of New York, Hunter College, 1989
M. Phil., City University of New York, Graduate Center, 1990
Ph.D., City University of New York, Graduate Center, 1994

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