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8. Restorative Material of Choice for A Moderately Sized Class I Cavity in a Lower Permanent Molar

1.  Asmat Jameel 2. Muhammad Najib Sidiki 3. Marium Iqbal 4. Momina

 

1.  Assoc. Prof. of Operative Dentistry and Incharge of Endodontics, JJM&DC, Karachi 2. Asstt. Prof. & Head of Orthodontics, JM&DC, Karachi 3. Prof. & Head of Operative Dentistry, Endodontics & Peadodontics, JM&DC,

Karachi 4. Consultant Dental Surgeon, Zubaida Dental Care, Karachi.

 

ABSTRACT

 

Objective: To study dentist related factors affecting choice of restorative material in a moderately sized, simple class I cavity on a permanent molar.

Study Design: Cross sectional / descriptive study

 

Place and Duration of the Study: This study was carried out at Jinnah Medical and Dental College between February 2015 to July 2015

 

Materials and Methods: Dentists from public and private sectors were requested to respond to a self administered questionnaire regarding their choice of restorative material for a moderately sized class I cavity in a permanent molar.

 

Results: 66%, 54% and 16% of the dentists graduating in the years 2011-2015, 2006-2010 and 2001-2005 respectively chose amalgam. Whereas, 31%, 35% and &73% graduating in the same years preferred composite. 38% of the dentists practicing privately and 69% of dentists working in instituti nal setup selected amalgam.66% of female dentists selected amalgam and 30% chose composite. In contrast, 43% f male dentist selected composite and 44% chose amalgam.

 

Conclusion: The dependable blend of enduring service of amalgam with its cost effectiveness makes amalgam a better choice for posterior teeth in our settings. (Pakistan)

 

Key Words: Class I cavity, amalgam, composite, restorat ve material, choice

 

Citation of article: Jameel A, Sidiki MN, Iqbal M, Mom a. Restorative Material of Choice for A Moderately Sized Class I Cavity in a Lower Permanent M lar. Med Forum 2016;27(3):28-30.