Dentists' and specialists' knowledge of chronic orofacial pain: results from a continuing professional development survey.

Vishal R. Aggarwal, Amy Joughin, Joanna M. Zakrzewska, Fiona J. Crawford, Martin Tickle

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    Abstract

    To explore the knowledge of chronic orofacial pain within general dental practitioners (GDPs) and dental specialists. Following a recent national survey of GDPs and specialists on the diagnosis of facial pain, all those who responded were asked to answer four multiple-choice questions on chronic orofacial pain as part of a continuing professional development exercise. The questions were formulated using a review of the literature and consultation with a facial pain expert and were administered by post. Of the 380 subjects who completed the original survey, 212 (56%) returned completed multiple-choice questionnaires. Specialists correctly answered significantly more questions than GDPs (P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)41-44
    Number of pages3
    JournalPrimary dental care : journal of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK)
    Volume18
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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