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Utilisation of root canal sealers to perform obturation procedures is an endorsed method in endodontics and has an indispensable role in the success of treatment. The objective of this study was to explore the pediatric dentists’ preference for root canal sealers for obturating permanent teeth. 360 permanent teeth with gutta-percha obturation done by pediatric dentists were analyzed for the study. The variety of root canal sealers that are utilised for obturating the permanent teeth by pediatric dentists were assessed. The data were obtained from a patient management software. Chi-square test was performed. Out of the 360 permanent teeth, 186 teeth were obturated using resin-based sealers, 101 teeth using zinc oxide eugenol-based sealers and 73 teeth were obturated using calcium hydroxide-based sealers, with statistically significant difference between the three materials (P<0.05). Based on the findings of the present study, resin sealers followed by zinc oxide eugenol sealers and calcium hydroxide sealers were more preferred by pediatric dentists for root canal therapy in permanent teeth. 

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Pediatric dentists Permanent teeth Root canal sealers Root canal treatment

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Lakshmi Lakshmanan, Subramanian EMG, Ganesh Jeevanandan, & Mebin George Mathew. (2020). A Cross-Sectional Study on the Preference of Root Canal Sealers Among Pediatric Dentists For Obturating Permanent Teeth. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL4), 226-232. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL4.3775