Research Article
Volume 19 Issue 3 - 2020
Difficulties Facing Dental Practitioners during Rubber Dam Application in Saudi Arabia
Ayman Mandorah1*, Abdulelah H Alsulimani2, Ayat S Alhindy3, Duaa F Bayyumi3, Maha A Altaifi3, Sarah M Al Hemaiyd3, Sara T Ashmawi3, Serien K Bazaid3, Shaimaa E Saleh3, Shuruk S Hemaid3, Yara A AlOrier3 and Yosra T Almathami3
1Assistant Professor in Endodontics, Restorative and Dental Material Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
2Lecturer, Restorative and Dental Material Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
3General Dentist, Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Ayman Mandorah, Assistant Professor in Endodontics, Restorative and Dental Material Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.
Received: February 03, 2020; Published: February 24, 2020


Aim: The study aims to assess the difficulties facing dental practitioners in Saudi Arabia regarding RD application.

Materials and Methods: It’s a survey study using a questionnaire with 16 questions including different aspects of gender, specialty, years of experience and the area of practice. The questionnaire had distributed to dental practitioners working in private and governmental dental clinics, and also to undergraduate dental students in Saudi Arabia during the period from December to January 2018 - 2019.

Results: 600 dental practitioners were participating in this survey. The majority of them were 20 - 30 years (n = 483) (80.4%). The participants were involved within their specialty were dental students (34.7%), dental interns (16%), general practitioners (41%) and Specialists (8.3%).

Conclusion: RD used more commonly in governmental hospital than the private clinics. The female dental practitioners were more concern about using RD when treating patients than male.

Clinical Significance: Conducting more workshops and clinical training are required to improve the skills of RD application of many dental practitioners.

Keywords: Rubber Dam; Tooth Isolation; Endodontic; Restorative Treatment


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Citation: Ayman Mandorah., et al. “Difficulties Facing Dental Practitioners during Rubber Dam Application in Saudi Arabia”. EC Dental Science 19.3 (2020): 01-09.

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