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Dental Scaling Instrument Selection by Applying Multi-Attribute Decision Making (MADM) Approach

Version 1 : Received: 8 May 2019 / Approved: 10 May 2019 / Online: 10 May 2019 (10:30:14 CEST)

How to cite: Haghighi Baridneh, Y.; Malek, M.; Mohamadian, F.; Amini, S.; shamshirband, S. Dental Scaling Instrument Selection by Applying Multi-Attribute Decision Making (MADM) Approach. Preprints 2019, 2019050117 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201905.0117.v1). Haghighi Baridneh, Y.; Malek, M.; Mohamadian, F.; Amini, S.; shamshirband, S. Dental Scaling Instrument Selection by Applying Multi-Attribute Decision Making (MADM) Approach. Preprints 2019, 2019050117 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201905.0117.v1).

Abstract

Dental scaling has high importance in oral health due to its effect on preventing the teeth root destruction. Moreover, it can influence other health aspects such as reducing the risk factor of infective endocarditis. There are various devices applicable to dental scaling. It is essential to select the most appropriate type of instrument to achieve more efficient scaling. Multi-Attribute Decision Making (MADM) is a mathematical approach widely applied in for selecting the best alternative based on essential criteria. In the present research, several criteria including cost, ease of use and sterilization, durability and effectiveness considered as criteria for device selection. The experts in the related field were asked to score the criteria and corresponded alternative. According to the results, obtained by applying the TOPSIS method, Piezon Master is the most option which is mainly due to its durability and effectiveness. The second rank belongs to Cavitron due to its ease of use and sterilization in addition to affordable cost.

Subject Areas

dental scaling; MADM; Piezon; TOPSIS

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