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Research Questionnaires

Research Questionnaires

From time to time the BES is asked if its members can be included in a certain survey/piece of research that an individual/team is undertaking.  Rather than continually contacting our members with these it was agreed to host these on a page of our website.  We would encourage you to participate where possible as all contributions to research will aid the developments of the future.


Dear Colleagues,
I would be grateful if you could fill out my questionnaire. The topic is Endodontic treatment during Pregnancy: Attitudes, Knowledge and Practices of GDPs in the UK and should take no more than 5 minutes of your time to complete.


I am a general dental practitioner (GDP) and student at the University of Chester. The research is being conducted for the completion of a final year dissertation for a Masters degree in Endodontology.

What are the possible benefits of taking part?
There is no previous study of this kind in the UK.
Access to and provision of dental treatment during pregnancy is an important subject. There are currently no clear guidelines on the provision of endodontic treatment during pregnancy. The presence of the questionnaire should give immediate recognition to this important topic. It is hoped this research will benefit dental professionals, medical professionals and pregnant people.
The aim is to integrate these findings into the best current practice for endodontic treatment of pregnant people by contributing to the development of clear guidelines for general dental practitioners. This should result in better long-term oral health outcomes during pregnancy.

What will happen to the results of this research project? The data collected will form part of my dissertation for the qualification MSc in Endodontology and assessed by the University of Chester. I hope the results will be published in a peer-reviewed journal, help to shape future guidelines and provide better outcomes for pregnant patients. All responses are confidential and anonymous in any report or publication. There is no way of identifying participants, no names or personally identifiable information should be given.
If you would like any further information or wish to discuss any aspects of this project, please contact me at

Thank you for your support.
Kind Regards,

Dr Claire Black

Dear Colleagues,

Currently, there is no standardised protocol for managing EPL teeth. There are also no surveys of specialist endodontists and periodontists in the UK investigating preferred management strategies.

Within the sphere of specialist endodontists and periodontists, the aims of this survey are to gain a qualitative understanding of:

  • What diagnostic criteria are being used for EPL teeth;
  • What prognostic factors are being looked for;
  • How EPL teeth are currently managed.

To ensure reliable conclusions, we seek as many responses as possible from specialist endodontists and periodontists. Your voluntary participation is highly valued, and you can withdraw at any time before submitting your responses.

Ethical approval for this survey was given by the University of Liverpool ethics committee. All responses will be anonymised and published in a peer reviewed dental journal. Any data identifying you will be destroyed after collection. 

Should you have any queries regarding this research, please contact me at

Your sincerely,

Dr. Ayman Al-Sibassi.

Posted 26 January 2024

Dear Colleagues, my name is Stefan V Stefanescu, I am a dentist with a special interest in Endodontology. I am hereby inviting you to take part in my research study which is the core topic of a study I want to publish, about your preferences with regard to irrigants and interappointment medication. 

What is the purpose of this study?

Nowadays, endodontists have multiple and diverse sources of information regarding various treatment protocols, materials, and techniques used in endodontology. The present study is focusing on endodontists’ choice as to which protocols and materials they use preferentially in their day-to-day root canal treatments. The aim of the study is to assess if there is any difference in concepts, protocols or materials used by the members of the BES. 

Why have I been chosen?

You have been chosen because you are member of BES.

Do I have to take part?

If you decide to take part you will be asked to fill in the questionnaire before 01/06/2021. Completion of the questionnaire takes approximately just 5 minutes and implies your consent. By clicking "NEXT" at the bottom of this page, you give us your consent to participate.

Will my taking part in the study be kept confidential?

The questionnaire is entirely anonymous. All information collected during the course of the research will be kept strictly confidential so that only the researcher carrying out the research will have access to such information. You will not be asked to provide your name or any personal details (D.O.B, email, phone number, home address etc). No identification or tracking numbers will be used either. Once the questionnaire answers are submitted, it will not be possible to withdraw your answers.

Who is funding and organizing the research?

The research is self-organized and self-funded. 

Who may I contact for further information?

If you would like more information about the research before you decide whether or not you would be willing to take part, please contact:

Stefan Vasile Stefanescu.

Stefan V Stefanescu, BDS. MSc. PGd.   GDC 274517

Posted 3rd April 2023

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate in our survey to determine the differences in the understanding, diagnosis and management of Cracked Tooth Syndrome amongst UK dentists.

The study has been approved by the University of Birmingham Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Ethical Review Committee. Project reference number: ERN_22-0559.

The survey should take between 5 to 10 minutes to complete and all data collected is anonymous. 

Your participation in this study would be highly appreciated and valued.

Please find the link to the questionnaire is here:

Kind Regards.     Neel Somaiya'

Posted  28th November 2022

Dear Colleagues,

I am inviting you to participate in a short online questionnaire aimed at investigating the application of vital pulp therapy in permanent teeth in clinical practice.  The questionnaire is being undertaken as part of my doctoral degree in minimally invasive endodontics through Queen’s University Belfast.

The questionnaire should take approximately 10minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous. Approval for the study has been granted through the Research Ethics Committee of Queen’s University Belfast.

I have included a link to a participant information sheet which will provide detailed information about the research project and how we will use the information that you provide to us.

The link to the questionnaire is available here:

Your assistance with this project would be very much appreciated.

Thank you in anticipation.

Kind Regards

Siobhan Cushley, PhD Research Student, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast

Posted 19th May 2021

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to participate in a web-based online survey on Post Removal Techniques Used in the United Kingdom. This survey is part of my clinical doctorate degree dissertation at The University of Edinburgh.

This survey is intended to collect data regarding post removal techniques used among clinicians practicing in the United Kingdom.

The survey should take approximately 3 – 5 minutes to complete. The survey will not collect any identifiable data. All data retrieved is kept confidential.

You are welcome to share the link with your fellow friends and colleagues. Thank you for your participation.

Kind regards,

Hatim Qurban

The link to the survey is:

Posted 3 March 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to take part in a short questionnaire as part of an extensive programme researching education in Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). Stage 1 is entitled;

‘Experiences of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) education in endodontology among general dental practitioners’

The study is completely anonymous and takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Approval has been granted by the Health Ethics Review Panel at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Please feel free to share the questionnaire link with your friends and colleagues who are practising GDPs.

Detailed information and the questionnaire can be found at the link below.

Your help would be greatly appreciated, thank you for your participation.

Mr Manesh Patel Year 2 MSc in Endodontology.  Dr Shalini Kanagasingam Senior Clinical Lecturer, Course Lead MSc Endodontology.  School of Dentistry, College of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire.  Mr Shanon Patel Consultant Endodontist, Senior Lecturer in Endodontology, King’s College London Dental Institute.

Posted 2nd November 20

Hello. I would like to invite you to participate in a short survey regarding infection control during endodontic treatment. It is for my Master’s dissertation project and I am hoping to get participants from all over the world.

This study is ANONYMOUS and will take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. No identifying information including IP address will be collected in this survey.

This study has been approved by the Research Ethics Office at King’s College London. For further information, please contact me at

You are welcome to share the link with your fellow friends and colleagues. Thank you for your participation.

The link to the survey is:

Posted 2nd October 2020

Dr Monique Cheung (Endodontics postgraduate student) and Professor Peter Parashos at the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne, Australia are conducting a research project involving an online survey of general dentists and endodontists. 

We kindly request your participation in a questionnaire, entitled:  

“Questionnaire survey of current endodontic trends”

Your participation will help in making the results as representative as possible, and your answers will be completely anonymous.

Detailed information and the survey can be found at the link below. If you would like to participate, the survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Posted 28th September 2020


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