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Awareness of Dental Surgeons in Pune and Mumbai, India, regarding Chemomechanical Caries Removal System

Bijle Mohammed Nadeem Ahmed, Monika Bhalla, Shahzad S Mumkekar, KV Murali

Citation Information : Ahmed BM, Bhalla M, Mumkekar SS, Murali K. Awareness of Dental Surgeons in Pune and Mumbai, India, regarding Chemomechanical Caries Removal System. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013; 14 (1):96-99.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1278

Published Online: 01-06-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).



To evaluate awareness of dental surgeons in Pune and Mumbai, India regarding chemomechanical caries removal system (CMCR).

Study design

Sixty practicing dental surgeons from Mumbai (30) and Pune (30) were surveyed using questionnaire.

Materials and methods

Qualitative data was collected on the basis of structured schedule questionnaire method.


Statistical analysis was done using SPSS v. 12.0. To test statistical significance, Chi-square test, Fishers exact test and Mann-Whitney U test were used.


Of total respondents, 46.7% dental surgeons in Pune and 13.3% in Mumbai were aware about CMCR products. Carisolv® was known to 57.1% of dental surgeons in Pune and 75% in Mumbai, whereas, Papacarie® was known to 28.6% of dentists in Pune and none in Mumbai among the respondents aware about CMCR products.


A significantly higher proportion of dental surgeons from Pune were aware about CMCR products compared to Mumbai. Dental surgeons from Mumbai were unaware about Papacarie®. Almost equal proportion of Dentists from Mumbai and Pune would like to undergo CDE programs to seek knowledge on CMCR, particularly Papacarie®.

How to cite this article

Bijle MNA, Patil S, Mumkekar SS, Arora N, Bhalla M, Murali KV. Awareness of Dental Surgeons in Pune and Mumbai, India, regarding Chemomechanical Caries Removal System. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013;14(1):96-99.

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