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Nuraldeen Maher Al-Khanati 1 Article
Is dental autotransplantation underestimated and underused by Syrian dentists?  
Nuraldeen Maher Al-Khanati, Zafin Kara Beit
J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2021;18:18.   Published online August 4, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3352/jeehp.2021.18.18
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Dental autotransplantation (DAT) is a surgical procedure in which a donor's tooth is extracted and transplanted from one site to another in the same person. This treatment modality has received considerable attention worldwide in recent years due to its potential advantages over implants. A survey-based study evaluated dentists’ attitudes towards and practice of DAT in Damascus, Syria from September to December 2020. We asked respondents whether they considered this treatment modality when developing treatment plans and whether they view it viable. Only 73 of the 258 respondents (28.3%) stated that they considered DAT as a treatment option. Additionally, 153 respondents (59.3%) either did not view DAT as a viable treatment option or did not know whether it is viable. DAT was underestimated and underused among Syrian dentists. Given this gap in real-world knowledge and practice, academic dental institutions in Syria should place a greater focus on emerging evidence-based knowledge and protocols regarding this treatment option.

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  • Reconsidering some standards in immediate autotransplantation of teeth: Case report with 2-year follow-up
    Nuraldeen Maher Al-Khanati, Zafin Kara Beit
    Annals of Medicine and Surgery.2022; 75: 103470.     CrossRef
  • Effect of restoration material on marginal bone resorption around modified anatomic zirconia dental implants: A randomised controlled trial
    Alaa Aldebes, Nuraldeen Maher Al-Khanati, Jihad Abou Nassar, Nour Al-Deen Kharboutly, Feras Aldamman
    Annals of Medicine and Surgery.2022; 80: 104313.     CrossRef
  • Should we predict poor prognosis in autotransplantation of teeth with completed root formation?
    Nuraldeen Maher Al-Khanati, Zafin Kara Beit
    Annals of Medicine and Surgery.2022; 81: 104501.     CrossRef
  • Unusual Indications of Teeth Transplantation: A Literature Review
    Nuraldeen M Al-Khanati, Ahmad Albassal, Zafin Kara Beit
    Cureus.2022;[Epub]     CrossRef

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