EC Dental Science

Research Article Volume 22 Issue 7 - 2023

Gingival Retraction Techniques: Epidemiological Study among Dentists in Casablanca

Houda Moussaoui1*, Sara Benfaida2, Chaimaa Hellal3, Khadija Hasnaoui3, Mouna Hamza4 and Anas Bennani5

1Associate Professor, Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
2Assistant Professor, Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
3Dentist, Private Practice, Morocco
4Professor of Higher Education, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Dentistry, University, Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco
5Professor of Higher Education, Head of Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco

*Corresponding Author: Houda Moussaoui, Associate Professor, Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco.
Received: May 26, 2023; Published: June 16, 2023

Introduction: The aim of our study was to determine which gingival retraction techniques are frequently performed in daily practice by dentists from the private sector in the city of Casablanca, Morocco. The criteria for choosing these techniques, the knowledge of the different techniques as well as the desire for training on this subject were also investigated.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 273 dentists practicing in Casablanca by using an anonymous questionnaire.

Results: 80.2% of dentists used cervical margin access techniques in daily practice. For the 19.8% who avoid it, the main reasons were loss of time, high cost and non-benefit of these techniques. The most common method used was the retraction cords (75.8%), followed by the temporary crown technique (53.4%). Few practitioners used gingival retraction pastes and very few dentists used laser and electrosurgery. 85% of the dentists in our sample were satisfied with the cervical adaptation of their joint prostheses with gingival retraction techniques and 59.3% of the dentists wished to receive further training on this subject.

Conclusion: Similar to some studies conducted on gingival retraction techniques, our study showed that the use of these techniques is considered necessary by a large proportion of practitioners. Practitioners even stated the need for continuing education in order to stay current with new techniques in dentistry and improve the quality of prosthetic care provided to patients.

Keywords: Gingival Retraction; Private Practice; Casablanca

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Houda Moussaoui., et al. "Gingival Retraction Techniques: Epidemiological Study among Dentists in Casablanca". EC Dental Science 22.7 (2023): 20-29.