Assessment of Knowledge, Awareness and Practice of Interdental Dental Aids as an Adjunct Oral Hygiene Tool among Dental Professional Students

Chawla, Sana and Nayak, Sangeeta Umesh (2019) Assessment of Knowledge, Awareness and Practice of Interdental Dental Aids as an Adjunct Oral Hygiene Tool among Dental Professional Students. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, 10 (6). pp. 242-246. ISSN 09760245

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Abstract

Background: Daily oral hygiene is must for overall good health. The Dental professionals play vital role in maintaining a good and sound oral health. Aim: To evaluate the knowledge and practice of inter dental aids among dental students. Methodology: Undergraduate and postgraduate students (351) of private dental college were included by simple random sampling method. Demographic information, knowledge and attitude about inter-dental aids were collected using specially designed pre tested questionnaire. Result: Statistical analysis was done. Chi square test was used for comparison between groups in relation of students had knowledge regarding interdental aids. Clinical students had good knowledge regarding interdental aids compared to pre-clinical students. 143 students practice interdental aids. Conclusion: There was a gradual increase in the knowledge as well as usage of interdental aids with progression from preclinical to clinical education. A disparity has noted between the prevalent knowledge and its application in daily life has been noticed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dental plaque; Interdental aids: Oral Hygiene
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Periodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2019 11:32
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2019 11:32
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154189

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