Knowledge, attitude towards impact of periodontal diseases on cardiac health among dental and medical practitioners in a city in Chhattisgarh state, India

Dennis V Abraham, Priyamvada Bhatia, Abdul Sahid Khan, Savita Deora, Aditya Saini

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Aim: The present study is conducted to explore the knowledge, attitude towards impact of periodontal diseases on cardiac health among general practitioners.

Material and Methods: The present study is a Cross-sectional questionnaire descriptive study. The present study was conducted in a city in Chhattisgarh state among the general dental and medical practitioners running their private clinic. Dental and medical practitioners present on day of survey in the clinic and given their written informed consent were interviewed by the single investigator.

Results: To the questions regarding impact of periodontal diseases on cardiac health, 23 (56%) of dental practitioners agree with this fact while for 21 (55%) of medical practitioners says that there is no impact. Majority of study subjects 71 (90%) agree with the statement that patients diagnosed with cardiovascular disease are more likely to have periodontal disease. Forty-two (53%) of study participants agree with the fact that controlling periodontal diseases is important for managing cardiovascular disease.

Conclusions: It has been concluded that both dental and medical practitioners had moderate knowledge and fair attitude towards the impact towards impact of periodontal diseases on cardiac health.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19177/jrd.v5e3201757-62

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

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