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A Survey of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Lesion Sterilization and Tissue Repair Therapy among Pedodontists and Endodontists 01 -04
Prachi Motilal Asnani , Anupkumar Panda , Krishna Dere , Mira Virda , Niyati Mehta , Rutvi Patel


Context: The success of the endodontic treatment depends on the microbial suppression in the root canal and periapical region. Residual infection in root canal system has always been an area of penumbra for a treating dentist. Endodontic instrumentation alone cannot achieve a sterile condition. Lesion sterilization and tissue repair (LSTR) therapy aims at eliminating the causative bacteria from the lesion by sterilizing the pathology and promoting tissue repair and regeneration by natural tissue recovery process Aims: The aim was to present the results of the opinion surveys and report the current status of agreement of the two specialties concerning the major area of interest LSTR therapy in primary tooth. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey of targeted dental professionals working in Gujarat was conducted in 2018. A self-administrated and validated questionnaire was used as a survey instrument. Statistical Analysis Used: The data collected were analyzed using the SPSS version 19. Descriptive statistics were employed, and Chi-square test was used to test the strength of association between two variables with P ≤ 0.05. Results: The results shown that 68.4% of pedodontists knew LSTR concept from journals and books while for endodontists, it is about 36%, which is statistically significant (P < 0.05). Endodontists (56%) do prefer LSTR therapy over pulpectomies compared to pedodontists (33.3%) and statistically significant (P < 0.05). Conclusion: There is a great variation regarding the LSTR procedure among pedodontists and endodontists. There is a need to be conduct studies on this concept and inclusion of the concept of LSTR in the dental curriculums.

KEYWORDS: Lesion sterilization and tissue repair, Triple antibiotic paste, Lesion sterilization and tissue repair survey, 3Mix paste.