Use of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA by postgraduates in restorative dentistry in the UK

J I Foley

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Abstract / Description of output

All postgraduate trainees in Restorative Dentistry within the United Kingdom were contacted by e-mail and invited toparticipate in a structured on-line questionnaire regarding MTA usage. Responses were received from 46/65 (70.8%) postgraduate trainees. MTA was used by 15/46 (32.6%) trainees in the primary dentition and 46/46 (100%) in the permanent dentition. Barriers to the use of MTA in the permanent dentition related to material cost and in the primary dentition, the lack of an evidence base. Overall, 32/46 (69.6%) had received tuition during their postgraduate programme and 21/46 (45.7%) indicated an interest in further educational opportunities in material use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-83
Number of pages5
JournalThe European journal of prosthodontics and restorative dentistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Adult
  • Aluminum Compounds
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Calcium Compounds
  • Dental Cements
  • Dental Materials
  • Dentistry, Operative
  • Drug Combinations
  • Drug Costs
  • Education, Dental, Graduate
  • Female
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Oxides
  • Practice Patterns, Dentists'
  • Pulp Capping and Pulpectomy Agents
  • Root Canal Filling Materials
  • Silicates
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Tooth, Deciduous
  • Tooth, Nonvital


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