Discusses a 121-question questionnaire, based upon two previous questionnaires, on the subject of 'what UK dentists do', which was distributed to 500 UK dentists in 2015.
Presents the principal finding that the mean percentage of patients receiving NHS by the respondents was 50%. Fifty-one percent of respondents were practice principals, 36% being associates.
Highlights that, regarding recently introduced techniques, 80% of respondents reported using nickel-titanium files, 74% used digital radiography, 47% used zirconia bridgework and 25% reported using tricalcium silicate.
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Thanks are due to the participating dentists for completing the 121-question questionnaire and to Mrs Jeanette Hiscocks for collation of the questionnaire data.
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Burke, F., Wilson, N., Brunton, P. et al. Contemporary dental practice in the UK. Part 1: demography and practising arrangements in 2015. Br Dent J 226, 55–61 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2019.9
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