A survey for endodontists in today's economy: Exploring the current state of endodontics as a profession and the relationship between endodontists and their referral base

Stan Lin, Wael Sabbah, Christine Sedgley, Brian Whitten

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Abstract

Introduction The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions, referral trends, and practice patterns of practicing endodontists in the United States and any effect the recent economy may have had on these. Methods A 24-question survey was formulated and sent via www.surveymonkey.com to 3255 active members of the American Association of Endodontists. Overall, 875 participants completed the survey, a response rate of 26.9%. Results The average number of treatment cases per day was 5.7. Average work hours per week were 34.3 for men and 30.7 for women (P 20 years), practice in urban settings, and practice in a solo environment are most significantly affected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-332
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Endodontics
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Economy
  • endodontic therapy
  • endodontics
  • recession
  • referral
  • root canal
  • surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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