General Dentists, Endodontists, and Other Dental Specialists Make Different Treatment Recommendations Depending on Dental Specialty Status When Presented with Varying Clinical Scenarios Involving Endodontically Involved Teeth

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Article Title and Bibliographic Information: Differences in clinical decision making: a comparison between specialists and general dentists. Bigras BR, Johnson BR, BeGole EA, Wenckus CS. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2008;106(1):139-44. Reviewer: Brian Laurence, DDS, PhD. Purpose/Question: When faced with different clinical scenarios of varying difficulty involving endodontically involved teeth, do treatment choices vary according to dental specialty status? Source of Funding: Information not available. Type of Study/Design: Cross-sectional study. Level of Evidence: Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence. Strength of Recommendation Grade: Grade C: Consensus, disease-oriented evidence, usual practice, expert opinion, or case series for studies of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or screening. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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