Keywords : Canal Variations
KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE BASED SURVEY ON THE INCIDENCE OF C SHAPED CANALS IN THE MANDIBULAR MOLARS AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 7066-7077
Objective: The C-shaped root canal is a unique root morphology that is mostly present in mandibular second permanent molars. C-shaped root canal networks may make endodontic procedures more difficult due to their structure's complexity. For accurate diagnosis and successful treatment, a complete grasp of root canal morphology is required. This survey aims to summarize current knowledge, attitude and practice based survey on the incidence of c shaped canals in the mandibular molars among undergraduate students.
Materials and methods: The online survey was conducted among 100 participants among dental practitioners on google forms. The survey was done in January 2021. The Questionnaire consisting of 25 questions were framed based on the incidence of c shaped canals in the mandibular molars and circulated. Responses from the participants were collected and exported to SPSS software. The results were acquired and statistically analysed using SPSS software. The results were represented as pie charts and bar graphs.
Results: The association between participants with different years of study was analysed and found that the majority of first year and second year participants agreed that c shaped canals often have conical or square configuration than others. The association is statistically significant. Chi square analysis value (p - value) = 0.025(p<0.05 is statistically significant).
Conclusion: From this, it can be concluded that undergraduate students had a moderate amount of awareness about C shape canals. As a result, more awareness has to be created in the UG curriculum regarding the various aberrant root canal morphologies