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Implementation Science

, 11:142

First Online: 19 October 2016Received: 15 June 2016Accepted: 07 October 2016DOI: 10.1186-s13012-016-0505-4

Cite this article as: Schwendicke, F. & Göstemeyer, G. Implementation Sci 2016 11: 142. doi:10.1186-s13012-016-0505-4


BackgroundIncreasing evidence supports selective-incomplete SE or stepwise SW instead of non-selective-complete tissue removal for deep carious lesions in vital teeth, mainly as pulpal risks are significantly reduced. Our aims were to analyze the proportion of dentists who utilize SE-SW for deep lesions in permanent teeth and to identify barriers and facilitators of utilizing SE-SW.

MethodsWe included studies that were original, and reported on the proportion of dentists utilizing SE-SW quantitative studies, or reported on barriers or facilitators of such utilization qualitative studies. Electronic databases PubMed, CENTRAL, Embase, PsycINFO were searched and screening and data extraction performed by two reviewers. Random-effects meta-analysis and meta-regression were used for quantitative synthesis of the proportion of dentists utilizing SE-SW. Thematic analysis was performed to assess barriers and facilitators on SE-SW utilization. Identified themes were translated into the constructs of the theoretical domains framework.

ResultsFrom 1728 articles, nine studies were included, all using quantitative methods. Four thousand one hundred ninety-nine dentists had been surveyed. The mean 95% CI proportion of dentists using SE-SW for deep lesions was 53 % 44-62 %. More recent studies reported significantly higher proportions p < 0.05. Reported estimates and thematic analysis found dentists’ age and an understanding of the disease caries and the scientific rationale behind different removal strategies to affect dentists’ behavior. Guidelines, peers, and the social and professional identity were further associated with the motivation of utilizing SE-SW. Environmental incentives, sanctions, or restrictions, mainly of financial but also regulatory character, impacted on decision-making, as did the specific indication the patient, the tooth and the beliefs on how well different treatments perform.

ConclusionsAround half of all dentists rejected evidence-based carious tissue removal strategies. A range of factors can be addressed for improving implementation. Future studies should use mixed qualitative-quantitative methods to yield a deeper understanding of dentists’ decision-making.

Trial registrationPROSPERO CRD42016038047

KeywordsAttitudes Dental Decision-making Evidence-based practice Qualitative studies Surveys AbbreviationsCOM-BCapability, opportunity, motivation and behavior model

CRComplete removal of caries

ETEndodontic treatment

NOSNewcastle-Ottawa Scale

SESelective excavation

SWStepwise excavation

TDFTheoretical domains framework

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Autor: Falk Schwendicke - Gerd Göstemeyer

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/

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