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Table 1 Association between the responses towards the general restorative management of the posterior ETT and the specialty of a sample of Saudi dentists (n = 203)

From: Do dentists practice what they know? A cross-sectional study on the agreement between dentists' knowledge and practice in restoring endodontically treated teeth

General restorative management of posterior ETT Specialty n (%)
GDP Resto Endo
Frequency of crowning
Rarely 7(5.8) 1(1.5) 0
Sometimes 31(25.8) 6(8.8) 2(13.3)
More frequently 82(68.3) 61(89.7) 13(86.7)
The need for cuspal coverage on all posterior ETT
Rarely 8(6.6) 6(8.8) 1(6.7)
Sometimes 39(32.5) 4(5.9) 1(6.7)
More frequently 73(60.8) 58(85.3) 13(86.7)
Frequency of post-placement
Rarely 33(27.5) 7(10.3) 8(53.3)
Sometimes 44(36.7) 21(30.9) 4(26.7)
More frequently 43(35.8) 40(58.8) 3(20.0)
  1. GDP general dental practitioner, Resto. restorative specialist, Endo. Endodontist, PSP post space preparation, ETT endodontically treated teeth; Rarely: 0–20%; Sometimes: 30–50%; More frequently: 60–100%