International Journal of Emerging Trends in Science and Technology http://ijetst.in/index.php/ijetst <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> International Journal of Emerging Trends in Science and Technology en-US International Journal of Emerging Trends in Science and Technology 2348-9480 Dental Malpractice in Implant Dentistry in Saudi Arabia: Preoperative and Intraoperative Complications http://ijetst.in/index.php/ijetst/article/view/1447 <p><strong>Aim: </strong><em>The aim of this study was to detect preoperative and intraoperative dental malpractice in the field of implant dentistry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.</em></p> <p><strong>Materials and Methods: </strong><em>115 patients aged ≥ 18 years with at least one professional malpractice in implant dentistry done in dental health premises in Saudi Arabia were included in the study. Clinical and Radiographic examinations were used to detect preoperative complications (poor patient selection, diagnosis, inappropriate treatment planning) and intraoperative complications (damage to adjacent tooth, inferior alveolar nerve damage, sinus penetration, and implant positional failure due to poor surgical execution).The data obtained including age and gender were documented in a patient examination form then statistically analyzed using </em><em>Chi-Square Test and Spearman’s Correlation Coefficient.</em></p> <p><strong>Results: </strong><em>More than half of the patients were females (62.6%). The majority of the patients were in the age group 50-60 years </em><em>(31.3%). Also, </em><em>the majority of the patients had implants with malpractice placed in the posterior region. </em><em>Exactly half of the patients had implants with malpractice placed in the maxilla. In addition, exactly half of the patients had technical errors violating the surrounding structures; (39.1%) of the patients had damage to adjacent tooth, (11.3%) had inferior alveolar nerve damage, and (4.3%) had sinus penetration.</em></p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong><em>Patients were equally divided between implant positional failure due to preoperative inappropriate treatment planning and that due to intraoperative poor surgical execution. Solid theoretical knowledge and polished surgical skills are key success factors for accurate implant placement.</em></p> Rahaf Al-Safadi Riham Al-Safadi Reef Al-Safadi Mohammed Al-Shulayyil Abdullah Al-Anazi Malak Al-Momen Sara Buarish Sara Al-Duraye Hadeel Al-Otaibi Abdullah Al-Shenaifi Copyright (c) 2019 International Journal of Emerging Trends in Science and Technology https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2019-11-28 2019-11-28 6844 6854 10.18535/ijetst/v6i11.01