at pre clinical level at Fatima Jinnah Dental College are taught root canal
treatment on endodontic typodonts. Technical quality of the root canal
treatments performed by these students was assessed to determine success of teaching
methodology and reinforcement of tooth morphology concepts.
cross-sectional study, obturation quality of 20 anterior and 30 posterior
endodontic typodonts were evaluated on the parameters of length, density and
taper. The collected data was evaluated using SPSS software, version 20.0. Chi
square analysis was applied to compare the quality of root canal obturation
between types of tooth. Kappa statistics was used for inter examiner
assessing the three variables, adequate length control was observed in (92.9%),
while 7.1% of under filling was seen in both groups. Percentage of teeth showed
homogeneity in obturation density that is 30%, 60% teeth showed acceptable,
whereas 10% showed unacceptable obturation homogeneity. 55.6% teeth showed
perfect obturation taper and 4% showed acceptable.
The obtained results showed root canal treatment quality
done by Fatima Jinnah Dental College undergraduate dental students to be adequate
on anterior endodontic typodont teeth as compared to posterior endodontic teeth.
This will guide us in utilizing further demonstration hours and more practice
time on posterior endodontic teeth. Our study also displayed the need of
incorporating hands on practice of root canal treatments on extracted teeth
before students are allowed to work on patients.
Canal Treatment, Endodontic Typodont, Obturation, Preclinical.