Knowledge, attitude, practice towards primary prevention of dental diseases among oral health professionals in India

Mitesh D Kathariya, Antarikshya Prabir, Shurti R Sahasrabudhe, Anil Kumar Reddy, Saghiruddin Azad, Vaishakh Nambiar

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Aim: To assess knowledge, attitude, practice towards primary prevention of dental diseases among oral health professionals.

Material and Methods: It is cross-sectional questionnaire study. The study was conducted among dental professionals running private dental clinics. . Among these 141 clinics, 202 dentists had given their informed consent to be included in the study.

Results: Knowledge of dental health professionals towards primary health care was significantly (p=0.04*) below average among all age groups. Attitude of study participants towards primary health care shows that most of study participants in all age groups had significantly (p=0.00***) good attitude towards primary health care. Females study participants 36 (45%) practice primary prevention technique significantly (p=0.00***) more than the male study participants.

Conclusions: It is concluded that knowledge among dental professionals regarding primary health care was low. Attitude towards primary prevention among the oral health professionals was positive. Dentist included in present study, practice techniques of primary preventive technique less frequently.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19177/jrd.v4e52016150-156

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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907

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