http://ijetst.in/index.php/ijetst/issue/feed International Journal of Emerging Trends in Science and Technology 2020-02-24T00:31:25+00:00 Pradeep shrivastava editor@ijetst.in Open Journal Systems <div><strong>IJETST is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal of Current Science and Advance Technology published in English. The journal's publisher is the IGM Publication.</strong></div> <div>The Journal aims at publishing evidence-based, scientifically written articles from different disciplines of sciences and Technology. The Journal welcomes articles of general interest to audiences of Technical and Non-Technical researchers especially when they contain new information. IJETST is an online journal having full access to the research and review paper. The journal also seeks clearly written survey and review articles from experts in the field, to promote insightful understanding of the state-of-the-art and application trends</div> http://ijetst.in/index.php/ijetst/article/view/1460 Amalgam and Composite Use among Dentists and Dental Interns in Saudi Arabia 2020-02-24T00:31:25+00:00 Rahaf Al-Safadi dent.sci.research@gmail.com Fatimah Radwan dent.sci.research@gmail.com Leenah Al-Momin dent.sci.research@gmail.com Raghad Bakhsh dent.sci.research@gmail.com Sarah Slais dent.sci.research@gmail.com Azhar Al-Abbad dent.sci.research@gmail.com Camelliea Al-Zawad dent.sci.research@gmail.com Zahra Shamrookh dent.sci.research@gmail.com Furat Al-Sultan dent.sci.research@gmail.com Huda i Al-Dajan dent.sci.research@gmail.com Zahra Al-Muhana dent.sci.research@gmail.com <p><strong>Aim: </strong><em>The aim of this study was to detect the use of amalgam versus resin composite restorations placed in permanent posterior vital teeth among dentists practicing in Saudi Arabia and dental interns training in Saudi Arabia.</em></p> <p><strong>Materials and Methods: </strong><em>318 patients aged ≥ 8 years were randomly selected and clinically examined for amalgam and resin composite restorations placed in permanent posterior vital teeth by dentists and by dental interns in Saudi Arabia. The restorations were placed in teeth preparations Class I and Class II. Also, bitewing and or periapical radiographs were used to define the depth of the cavity. The data obtained were documented in a patient examination form then statistically analyzed using Chi-Square Test or Fisher-Freeman-Halton Test and </em><em>Spearman’s Correlation Coefficient.</em></p> <p><strong>Results: </strong><em>Composite was the predominant kind of restoration placed by dental interns, and dentists placed more composite restorations than amalgam ones. There was an insignificant relationship between the kind of restoration placed by dental interns (amalgam, composite) and the tooth type (maxillary / mandibular premolar, maxillary / mandibular molar), the class of tooth preparation, the cavity depth, the age of the patient, and the gender of the patient p&gt; 0.05. However, there was a significant relationship between the kind of restoration placed by dentists (amalgam, composite) and the cavity depth p &lt; 0.05. Also, dentists placed more composite restorations in maxillary first premolars and in young patients 8-29 years, while they placed more amalgam restorations in mandibular second molars and in older patients 41-50 years p &lt; 0.05. There was an insignificant relationship between the kind of restoration placed by dentists (amalgam, composite) and the class of cavity preparation and the gender of the patient p &gt; 0.05.</em></p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong><em> Both dentists and dental interns used composite restorative material more than amalgam, but dentists placed more amalgam restorations than dental interns. Dental interns mainly used composite.</em></p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong><em>Amalgam, Composite, Class, Dentist, Depth, Intern, Type.</em></p> 2020-02-23T17:38:03+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Emerging Trends in Science and Technology