Journal of Women Medical and Dental College https://jwmdc.com/index.php/jwmdc Women Medical and Dental College en-US Journal of Women Medical and Dental College 2957-5265 Awareness and Knowledge of Root Canal Repair Materials in Endodontic Treatments among Dentists of Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan https://jwmdc.com/index.php/jwmdc/article/view/38 <p><strong>Objectives</strong>: This study aimed to assess the knowledge and clinical experience of dentists towards root canal repair materials and to know the preferred material for endodontic treatments. <strong>Study design</strong>: It was a cross-sectional study based on a survey consisting of 200 questionnaires. <strong>Setting:</strong> Dental hospitals of Abbottabad. <strong>Period:</strong> March, 2022 till August, 2022. <strong>Materials and Methods: </strong>A cross-sectional study was performed on 200 dentists belonging to different dental colleges of Abbottabad. A structured questionnaire consisting of 10 questions was designed and distributed among the participants through hard and soft copies. SPSS version 22 was used for analysis of results. <strong>Results:</strong> Out of 200 questionnaires, 107 were recovered and responses received. More than 60% participants selected MTA as the material of choice for endodontic treatments, whereas, 20-30% preferred calcium hydroxide and few used Bio dentine, Modified Metal GIC, Super EBA and Decalcified Freeze Dry Bone. <strong>Conclusion:</strong> The preferred treatment for maximum participants was MTA and most of the dentists showed good awareness about root canal repair materials.</p> <p>Key words: Knowledge, Awareness, MTA, Root canal perforation, Repair</p> Hina Ashraf Khan Rabia Anwar Usman Nazir Amna Sadat Farhana Anwar Malik Yaseer Ali Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Women Medical and Dental College 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 3 10.56600/jwmdc.v1i3.38 The Attrition of Female Doctors in Pakistan: The Way Forward https://jwmdc.com/index.php/jwmdc/article/view/48 <p>In Pakistan, the term <em>‘Doctor Brides’</em> is in constant parlance in media and refers to those females who leave the profession after graduation to take the roles of wives and mothers (1-4). Whilst they are commonly blamed for the shortage of physicians in the country, there is a lack of official data which explores the attrition of female doctors in the country. According to a 2019 news report, 85,000 female doctors have already left work in the country (5). It has also been estimated that 70% of all medical students in Pakistan are female, half of whom do not continue in the medical profession after graduation (6). In 2014, the Pakistan Medical &amp; Dental Council (PMDC) attempted to restrict female admissions to 50%. This was, however, challenged in the Punjab High Court and this decision was put on hold (7, 8).</p> Muhammad Abdullah Qazi Susie Schofield Catherine Kennedy Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Women Medical and Dental College 2022-11-14 2022-11-14 1 3 10.56600/jwmdc.v1i3.48